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71 days until this event
The J/109 East Coast Regatta Series Mandatory Event will be at the Cedar Point One Design Regatta.
East Coast Regatta Series Events
- Cedar Point One Design Regatta – the mandatory event
- Sag Harbor Race Weekend
- Safe Harbor Race Weekend Narragansett Bay
- Scratch Sheet
- Notice of Race
- J/109 Class NOR Addendum
Columbia’s One-design Level Offshore Race Series (COLORS) has been Chicago’s season opener for more than 20 years. Traditionally, the first weekend in June, the event serves as a tune-up for one design and PHRF fleets. More than 80 boats come to the starting line every year for two days of racing and parties. There are always strong showings from the J/Boat, Farr 40, T-10 and Beneteau classes.
Fleet 11 Nearshore Championship Event
Notice of Race
|Thursday||June 8||1600-1800||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|Friday||June 9||0830-1000||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1600-1800||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1800||Cocktails & Daily Awards party|
|Saturday||June 10||0800-0900||Registration (weigh-ins if necessary)|
|1100||Course signals for all courses|
|1800||Annual Regatta cocktails|
|1900||Annual Regatta Dinner (casual dress)|
|Sunday||June 11||1100||Course signals for all courses|
|TBD||Rolex Awards Ceremony (after racing)|
There will be a J/109 & J/105 Class Starting Clinic held Sunday, June 18, 2023 – the day before Block Island Race Week starts. Bill will cover the cost for all [boat] participants
The Storm Trysail Club Race Committee will be calling the practice starts for the North U Starting Clinic on Sunday, June 18 to be conducted by North U Director Bill Gladstone – using the on-the-water schedule similar to the “J/109 Starting Clinic at 2017 BIRW” details. The Clinic will have 6 practice starts. This will give us the best possible practice for the starting challenges we’ll face on Monday. Videography will be from a support boat and from a drone stationed about 150 feet up, off to one side of the line, to give us excellent views of all the boats. The videos will be reviewed with Bill Gladstone after practice and available to all participants for use in preparing for future regattas.
Bill Gladstone will email two documents to those registered for the Clinic: Starting Techniques for Big Fleets; and Clinic Drills and Procedures. On Sunday morning, June 18, Bill will hold a whiteboard discussion (attendance not required) of big fleet starting tips and techniques, and describe his plans for the afternoon’s on-the-water practice.
Bill, the author of the North U Racing Trim, and North U Racing Tactics books, is well suited to conduct this Clinic. He’s taught sailing and racing for over forty years. Thousands of sailors are graduates of his seminars.
Consider registering for this Clinic. You and your crew will receive Bill’s Starting Techniques for Big Fleets; and Clinic Drills and Procedures by Wednesday, June 14. This will give skippers and crews time to study them before practice – things get busy before a big regatta.
You can click this link to register: www.NorthU.com with a single $175 fee per boat before 11 June, and $225 per boat thereafter. You don’t have to list all your crew members – you can forward Bill’s documents when you get them. Many of us know the devastating consequences of a bad start in a large one design fleet. The more J/109s registered for the Clinic, and the more homework done before practice, the more effective the training will be for everyone.
- Pre-Brief 11:00 – 12:00
- Sailing 1:30 – 3:30
- Debrief 4:30 – 5:30
– Clinic Plan & Info to be distributed via email.
11:00 – 12:00 Pre-Brief at BI Maritime Center
A Pre-Brief will be held at Block Island Maritime Center. Clinic Plan & Info to be distributed via email in the weeks prior.
1:30-3:30 On the Water
– 3 Rolling 5 minute starts for each class.
– Start 1: Hold lane, race to ladder rung (1 min)
– Start 2: Hold lane, race to ladder rung (1 min)
– Start 3: 10 minute Windward Leeward Race
Finish with leeward gate rounding
– REPEAT this “3 Rolling Starts”
– On-the-Water Coaches will provide live feedback over VHF between races
– We will also be shooting video for later review
4:30-5:30 (Optional) Debrief and Video Review at BI Maritime Center (Next to Dead Eye Dick’s)
– Review Video
– Q & A
The clinic will be conducted by North U Director Bill Gladstone and other North U Regatta Services Coaches.
87 days until this event
Save the dates for the 2023 Block Island Race Week (BIRW) and the J/109 Class North American Championship. This is the 58th anniversary of BIRW and this iconic East Coast sailing regatta organized by the Storm Trysail Club. Race Week is scheduled for June 19-23 and includes multiple races per day, lots of shoreside activities, and a Round the Island Race.
There will also be a J/109 Class Party! Thanks to NORDLYS owner Bob Schwartz, we will have a class party scheduled one night at his rental house. More details to follow,
113 days until this event
This is the 2nd of 3 events in the J/109 East Coast Regatta Series
We are hoping for a great turnout for the two day J109 regatta Breakwater Yacht Club will host on July 15/16, 2023 in Sag Harbor as part of the Sag Harbor Cup. It’s a great location for racing and we can usually promise a nice seabreeze, even in July. Here are the key details:
- Dates: Saturday/Sunday July 15/16, 2023
- Cost: $150 per boat, which covers entry fee, plus tickets to the Saturday and Sunday parties for the entire crew
- Mooring/Dockage: Breakwater can offer a limited number of free or low cost moorings and dock spaces for travelers. Additional transient moorings will be available from Sag Harbor Yacht Yard and Sag Harbor Moorings
- Housing: We are working with several local establishments to see if we can get some guaranteed space and discounted prices. More to come on this topic.
- Format: WL courses similar to AYC and Block; target of 3-4 races per day
We are looking forward to a great regatta. We hope to see each of you here.
Here is a link to the Yachtscoring page: 41st Annual Sag Harbor Cup on Yacht Scoring – A complete web based regatta administration and yacht scoring program
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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.
Fleet 11 Offshore Championship Event
The Chicago Yacht Club will host the 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.
Fleet 11 Nearshore Championship Event
Fleet 11 Great Lakes Championship Event