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- J/109 North American Championship @ BIRW
Jun 18 – Jun 23 all-day
J/109 North American Championship @ BIRW @ New Shoreham | Rhode Island | United States

Save the dates for the 2017 J/109 North American Championship at Block Island Race Week (BIRW).  This is the 52nd anniversary of BIRW and this iconic East Coast sailing regatta organized by the Storm Trysail Club. Race Week 2017 is scheduled for June 18-23 and includes multiple races per day, lots of shoreside activities, and a Round the Island Race.

Bob Schwartz (Nordlys) has graciously offered to host the J/109 Class party at his rental house again this year.  Stand by for details as we get closer to the event.

Regatta documents and registration link

J/109 Boats Registered

This is the mandatory event for the East Coast Regatta Series Trophy.

J/109 West Coast Championship @ Long Beach Race Week @ LBYC & ABYC
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day
J/109 West Coast Championship @ Long Beach Race Week @ LBYC & ABYC

The 2017 J/109 West Coast Championship will be held during Long Beach Race Week.

Houston YC Leukemia Cup @ Houston YC
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
Houston YC Leukemia Cup @ Houston YC | La Porte | Texas | United States

Part of the 2017 J/109 Galveston Bay Championship series

Race to Mackinac @ Chicago YC
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day
Race to Mackinac @ Chicago YC | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The first Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac was held in 1898 as an informal race of five boats, and Vanenna won in 51 hours. It was six years later before the second Mac ran in 1904, after which it was then held intermittently until after World War I. Since 1921, the Mac has been a highly-anticipated annual event not only by the Chicago Yacht Club immediate family but is also revered by the extended racing community and by the City of Chicago.

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is a 333 statute mile (289.4 nautical miles) course starting just off Navy Pier and ending at Mackinac Island, Michigan. It is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. The boats cross the finish line between the lighthouse on Round Island and Windermere Point on Mackinac Island. Recently the race has had about 330 yachts of various sizes and sections including a cruising class, multi-hull, double handed, and many one design sections. The race is by invitation only.

New England Solo-Twin Regatta @ Newport Yacht Club
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day
New England Solo-Twin Regatta @ Newport Yacht Club | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Singlehanded and Doublehanded classes will start on Friday, July 28. The courses consist of ocean triangles of from 65-125 miles in length, which begin and end in Narragansett Bay, and which vary for the Monohulls, Multihulls and Cruising Canvas divisions. The SOLO-TWIN is raced annually.  There has been a good showing of doublehanded J/109s for this event.

  • Registration Thursday 1600-2000
  • Skipper’s Meeting Friday 0900
  • First Start Friday 1200
  • Awards Saturday 1700
Buzzards Bay Regatta @ New Bedford YC
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day
Verve Cup @ Chicago YC
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day
Verve Cup @ Chicago YC | Chicago | Illinois | United States

In August 2017, Chicago Yacht Club will host the 25th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event features a three-day offshore regatta, as well as a one day Distance Race. As the largest course-racing regatta in North America, Verve Cup has developed as a world-class event, attracting national and international sailing competitors. This three-day event will attract 170 yachts to the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Participating yachts range in size from 25 feet up to 80 feet in length, and carry crew from 4 to 20 persons. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club will welcome over 3,000 racers, spouses and guests at their Monroe harbor clubhouse. These participants are treated to three days of top quality racing, followed by food, entertainment and camaraderie.

Competitors participate in multiple races, and boats sail either with a rating handicap or a one design so that boats of different size and character can compete against one another in one of the 18 plus racing sections. Overall prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section, with one offshore boat winning the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates from 1893 and is Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy. Overall prizes are awarded for each class of boat.

Merchandise, such as t-shirts, are available for sale to all competitors, spouses and guests. Race sponsors also set-up kiosks and displays during race week for competitors and spectators to enjoy. Food, beverages, and music are provided for each evening’s festivities.Learn more about Verve Offshore.

Verve Inshore

The Verve Cup Inshore Regatta is a spectacular sailing event. Hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club at Belmont Station each August, the Verve Cup is the most popular inshore regatta in Chicago. Identical One Design classes compete for two days to determine which boat has the best skipper and crew. Etchells, Shields, Luders 16, Rhodes 19, Solings, J/70s and J/24s were all part of the competition last year. Fleets only need five boats registered to participate, so mobilize your class and sign up for some great racing at Belmont this August!

This year, the Verve Cup was bigger than ever and is assured to be the best One Design sailing around. Featuring optimal late summer breezes, competitive racing, and the best race committee on the water, the Verve Cup delivers outstanding racing. Big name sponsors providing premium swag and generous free pours turn the party into a real blast. Get onboard for the 2015 Verve Cup Inshore, the best One Design Sailing event in the Midwest! Learn more about Verve Inshore.

in 51 days- 2017 New England J/Fest @ Sail Newport
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

51 days until this event

J/Fest New EnglandRegistration is open!

See who is registered at this link.

Skipper’s Meeting 11, racing 12-13 August 2017 for the New England J Fest open to all J Boats.

Sail Newport in Newport, RI will host this event.

Registration Link

Qualifying Event for the East Coast Regatta Series Trophy

Ida Lewis Distance Race @ Ida Lewis YC
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
Chicago Leukemia Cup @ Columbia Yacht Club
Aug 26 all-day