Category Archive: Class Business

Report Sails Transferred, Retired or Destroyed

Sails that were previously registered and transferred to new owners may have sail registration updated so the current owner shows on the Sail Tag Registration List. Additionally, old sails may be retired from service. This means that a sail is no longer useable for one design events, and will be removed from active display on …

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Rules Changes for Administrative Clean-up Passed

From the Class Secretary – Voting for the proposed rule changes brought forward by the Technical Committee in July closed after 30 days on November 12, 2017. The proposal received more than the two-thirds votes necessary to be adopted. These changes were mostly administrative and included replacing references from the defunct ISAF to the new …

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Class Website Update October 2017

The Class Website is now on a faster server … The J/109 Class website was moved to a faster server earlier the week of 16 October 2017. We made a few adjustments and now everything should be operating smoothly. If you run into any website problems or have suggestions, please email admin@j109.org. Over the winter …

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Results from 2017 Annual Meeting

The J/109 Class held its 2017 annual meeting in Newport, RI on 11 October.  The minutes of the meeting are posted on the class website at this link.  The following summary is posted for all class members to read: The Treasurer’s report stated that the Class’s cash position was healthy and had grown in recent …

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2017 J/109 Class Annual Meeting

The 2017 J/109 Class Annual meeting will be held on Thursday 12 October at 6:30pm East Coast time in Newport, RI.  The meeting location is: Sail Newport 60 Fort Adams Drive  Newport, RI 02840   Those attending in person please RSVP online at this link The dial in number is (641) 715-3580 Participant Code: 435584# for those unable to attend …

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Class Association receives Tax Exempt Status

The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the J/109 Class Association is a tax exempt “Social Club” under the Internal Revenue Code section 501 (c) (7).  This determination was communicated by the IRS in a letter dated 7 September 2017 to the Class Association. The Class is required to maintain certain documentation publicly available and …

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Proposed Rules Changes for Administrative Clean-up

Preamble: The proposed rule changes were brought by the Technical Committee to the Executive Board for review and comment. The Executive Board approved proceeding to vote the following, with Executive Board comments incorporated. Background: The J/109 Class Constitution and Class Rules refer to ISAF. On November 14, 2015, ISAF changed its name to World Sailing. …

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North U J/109 Starting Clinic at BIRW

There will be a J/109 Starting Clinic held Sunday, June 18, 2017 – the day before the North American Championship starts at Block Island Race Week. 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 …

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2018 & 2019 North American Championships Scheduled

The J/109 Class is pleased to announce that the 2018 North American Championship will be hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club –  Larchmont, NY 10-14 October 2018, and the 2019 North American Championship will be hosted by New Bedford Yacht Club – New Bedford, MA 20-24 August 2019.  Our North American Championship will be a stand alone …

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Jib Car Purchase Adjustment Rules Change Passed

Class members voted overwhelmingly to allow the class rules change with voting closed at noon 13 February 2017.  The proposed rule change posted on the forum was brought by the Technical Committee to the Executive Board, with a ballot mailed to all eligible voting members on 13 January . Background: To obtain full advantage of the …

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