The following regatta report is courtesy of David Johnson, Fleet #2 Captian.
J 109s raced as a class at the American Yacht Club Spring Series. There
were 5 boats racing over the 2 weekends. A total of 7 races were held in virtually every condition…from drifters to Northwest at 18 kts. with gusts to 28 kts. to southerlies of 15 kts. going to 23 kts. in rain squalls.
Rick Lyall in Storm took first place overall beating Al Minella’s Relentless by one point. Third was David Johnson’s Lorelei followed by Steve Funary on Patriot and Doug Wisch on Navicular. Racing was close with many lead changes.
All agreed the 109 was fast “out of the box” and those with more helm time had an advantage this early in the season…but wait till Block !
Up coming events…. Expect 7 or more 109s at Block Island in June and perhaps as many as 15 for the New York Yacht Club Race Week. The one design portion of the NYYC Race Week is Friday to Saturday ( July 23 to 25 )