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Profiling J/109 Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline Skipper Christopher Ercole

Chris Ercole and his wife purchased Sweet Caroline in February 2013. The 35-foot J/109, with beam 11.5 feet, carbon fiber retractable bowsprit, asymmetric spinnaker system and 7-foot keel, can easily move the boat during relaxed journeys through the Long Island Sound with just four crew; six or seven are required for racing round the buoys. …

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Meet Jim Goldberg, Member at Large

Jim Goldberg has been named as the Member at Large on the J/109 Executive Board to serve in 2017-2018.  His responsibilities are included below, followed by a brief introduction where you can learn about Jim and his First Mate Lana. The Member at Large shall serve as an ambassador for the class, reaching out to …

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Results from 2016 Annual Meeting

J/109 Class Association

The J/109 Class held its 2016 annual meeting in New York City on 26 October.  The minutes of the meeting are posted on the class website at this link.  Subsequent to the annual meeting the Executive Board held a teleconference on 17 November to address some near term actions and is documented in the conference …

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Don Dwyer & J/109 Guardian J featured in WindCheck Magazine

Don Dwyer was featured in the September 2016 On Watch section of WindCheck Magazine. Don tells about his J/109 Guardian J, family, crew, and friends.   Read the article below from WindCheck Magazine with the original published at this link. Don Dwyer isn’t exactly new to sailing, although his path to becoming an avid sailor is somewhat …

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Class Officers for 2017-2018

J/109 Class Association

The J/109 Class held it’s annual meeting on 26 October 2016 in New York.  An announcement of the class officers elected to serve 2017 through 2018 was made President – Bill Kneller, Vento Solare #266 Vice President – Jonathan (JR) Rechtschaffer, Emoticon #200 Secretary – David Rosow, Loki #125 Treasurer – Bud Rogers, Big Boat, …

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J/109 Class 2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 J/109 Class Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 October at 6:30pm East Coast time in New York City.  The meeting location is: Offices of BCA 44 East 32nd Street, 12th floor Penthouse  New York, NY 10016   Nearest parking garage is 200 E32 near 3rd Ave Ask for Ray Pepi office phone 212-777-2626 upon arrival. …

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AYC Fall Series – Final Event for East Coast Championship Series

The American Yacht Club Fall Series is scheduled 24, 25 September and 1, 2 October 2016.  This is the final of four events for the East Coast Regatta Series Championship that includes: NOOD Regatta Annapolis Atlantic Highland Blue Water Regatta New England J/Fest Regatta Register now at this link.

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Loki wins 2016 North American Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 16, 2016) — With 19 boats, the J/109 fleet was the biggest to compete in the 2016 New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. By the time today’s first race started just after 1 p.m., however, only two mattered. David Rosow’s Loki (Southport, Conn.) and Donald Filippelli’s Caminos …

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North U – J/109 Starting Clinic

There will be a J/109 Starting Clinic held Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – the day before the North American Championship starts in Newport. Harbor Start: 1pm Sailing: 1:30 – 3:30pm Debrief: 4:30pm – 6:00pm at NYYC Preparation – Clinic Plan & Info to be distributed via email. 1:30-3:30 On the Water – 3 Rolling 5 minute …

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2016 North Americans @ NYYC Race Week

J/109 Class Association

The 2016 J/109 North American Championship will be held at New York Yacht Club Race Week 12 through 16 July. Registration is now open at this link with additional information posted on the New York Yacht Club web page.  The J/109 Class will offer a Corinthian trophy to the top finishing boat that races with sails …

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