Category Archive: Class Business

Proposed Officer Slate to Serve through 2020

A nominations committee lead by the Class Vice President JR Rechtschaffer has proposed the following slate of officers nominated for election, to serve through 2020. President – Bill Kneller, Vento Solare #266 (Currently serves as President) Vice President – John Greifzu, Jr., Growth Spurt #261 (Currently serves as Long Island Sound Fleet Captain) Secretary – …

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Win a New North Sails 3Di Main!

North Sails has donated a new One Design 3Di RAW 760s Mainsail to the J/109 Class.  The sail will be auctioned with the split proceeds going to the J/109 Class to defray the 2018 J/109 North American Championship expenses.  The winning bidder will provide the desired sail numbers upon notification of the winning bid with …

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Win a New Quantum Sails Spinnaker!

Quantum Sails has donated a new One Design spinnaker to the J/109 Class.  The spinnaker will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the J/109 Class to defray the 2018 J/109 North American Championship expenses.  The winning bidder will provide the desired color scheme and sail numbers upon notification of the winning bid with payment …

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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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