Category: Southern Lake Michigan

2019 J/109 Race Schedule

Major regattas are on the calendar to 2019 with J/109 participation encouraged.  Additionally there are some local regattas listed on the website calendar.  The following regattas are scheduled with links to registration (if available) J/109 North American Championship—August 20-24 at New Bedford YC – New Bedford, MA J/109 East Coast Championship—August 10-11 at J/Fest New …

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Register now for the first J/109 Great Lakes Championship

The recently created Great Lakes Championship will be contested during two events: the Goose Island Colors Regatta and the Chicago NOOD Regatta. Sign up now!

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STORM Dominates NA’s

The 2009 North American Championship was won by STORM, skippered by Rick Lyall of Wilton CT. STORM won the championship, held as part of Chicago’s Verve Cup, with a score of 24, 16 points ahead of second place finisher Surprise/Team Hamburg of Texas. Full report to follow.

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NOR posted for North Americans

The Notice of Race for the North Americans has been posted on Chicago Yacht Club’s Verve Regatta website. Please note the fast approaching deadline. Because CYC’s on line entry form doesn’t accommodate varying entry fees, you need to change the payment amount manually to the correct fee.

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Lands’ End Seeks 109

J/109 Sailors Glad your class is active and off to a good start in 2009! Lands’ End would love to be in a J/109 for the 101st running of the “Chicago to Mac” race. We really enjoyed our experience in your fleet in the 2007 Mac Race. If anyone is interested in chartering their boat …

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Lands’ End Mac Race Charter

Hello J/109 sailors. As most of you probably know, Lands’ End is again sponsoring the “Mac Race” in 2009. The Lands’ End team thoroughly enjoyed racing in the J/109 fleet in the 99th Mac race and we are currently exploring opportunities for the 2009 race. We chartered a J/109 from Bill Zeiler in ’99 for …

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Chicago’s Verve Cup 2007: August 17-19, 2007

In a weather shortened regatta, over 176 offshore boats and 50 one design boats competed in the Verve Cup. The race dates back to 1893 and is the major August regatta on the great lakes. The one design section of J/109s raced three windward leeward races on Friday and a long distance race on Saturday. …

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Chicago Mackinac race ends with J/109’s 2nd and 3rd overall

Eleven J/109’s competed in the Chicago to Mackinac race on July 14th. This was a record number of J/109’s for this race and gave the fleet a one design section in the 99th Mac Race. Rob Zerban’s ZEITGEIST won the section and finished second overall in the 130 boat Chicago to Mackinac Trophy division for …

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Track “The Mac”

The 8 boat J/109 fleet entered into the 2006 Chicago to Mackinac Race will all be equipped with tracking devices so you can follow along with the action.

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Chicago to Mackinac race features 3 J109’s in the top 10

This yearÆs Chicago to Mackinac race featured 300 boats in the big boat and little boat fleets. The race began July 16, 2005. The large boat fleet of 138 boats race for the Chicago to Mackinac trophy. In this fleet, Realt Na Mara skippered by Joe Londrigan, Northstar skippered by Dave Gustman, and Lucky Dubie …

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