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2022 J/109 Class Annual Meeting

J/109 Class Association

Pursuant to Sec. 6.4 of the J/109 Class Constitution, the Executive Board will hold its annual meeting on October 25, 2022 at 1900 hours Eastern time.  The meeting is open to all J/109 Class members. The meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference (details at bottom) The agenda is as follows: Welcome Finance Report President’s …

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Proposed Officer Slate to Serve Through 2024

J/109 Class Association

The nominating committee appointed by the Class President in June hereby presents the following slate of candidates to be elected as J/109 Class Officers for the two year period commencing 1 January 2023.  All votes are submitted online using a special voting link provided to current members. Voting commences 17 September 2022 and closes at …

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J109 Chicago Helley-Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series Recap

Greetings fellow Fleet 11 J/109 skippers and teams! The 2022 season is in full swing and we had a tricky Helly-Hansen Sailing World Regatta (HHSWR) held in Chicago June 10-12!  It was an action-packed three days that saw all the boats dealing with shifty light winds, mixed with moderate to fresh wind.  Typical June conditions …

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J/109 Class Mourns Loss of Jeremy Macan

On Sunday, June 5, the J/109 Class lost one of its avid sailors, Jeremy Macan.  Please see below for his obituary.   Hazlet – Louis Jeremy Macan, 49, is a beloved son, brother and friend. He was an avid sailor and spent most of his life on the water. He was a member of the …

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Distance Racing Tips for the J/109

Distance Racing Tips for the J/109 One of the best attributes of the J/109 is its versatility: the boat is an excellent platform for competitive in-shore one design racing, and is also set up well for short-to-medium distance racing.  The appeal is simple–distance racing gives you more time on the water and you can do …

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Big Breeze for 2021 LIS Fall Classic

Mother nature delivered superb conditions for the seven J109s that attended the Third Annual Fleet 10 Fall Classic hosted by Stamford Yacht Club (Stamford, CT).  On Saturday, October 16, a warm southerly breeze of 15-25 knots allowed the Race Committee to bang out four races.  The boats that honed their skills at AYC Fall Series …

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J/109s Return to AYC Fall

September 2021 marked the return of the American Yacht Club Fall Series and its famous after-racing lawn parties on Milton Point in Rye, New York.  Seven Long Island Sound J/109s showed up for the event and some extremely close racing in a variety of conditions over the course of two weekends. The first Saturday (Sept. …

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Pequot Resumes J/109 Invitational

After a one-year hiatus for COVID, Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT, resumed its J/109 Invitational Regatta over the weekend of August 7 & 8, 2021.  The theme was the same as 2019–leave the racing sails and pros at home, just get out and sail the J/109!  11 boats jumped at the opportunity, including crews …

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J/109 North American Championship, July 28 – August 1, 2021

(Jim Murray – Chicago, IL) Ten boats assembled in Chicago for the J/109 North Americans, hosted with great enthusiasm by Columbia Yacht Club, with old friends Time Out and Chase coming from Wisconsin, while J/109 Class President John Greifzu and East Coast team Growth Spurt chartered Slapshot II for their title challenge.     Shortened …

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Emoticon wins East Coast Regatta Championship

From the Storm Trysail Club 1BI Newsletter: New Shoreham, RI – Thick fog and light winds greeted sailors on the final morning of Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week presented by Margaritaville. After an hour-long postponement, the Race Committee ultimately decided to abandon racing on Margaritaville Race Day due to the low visibility and lack …

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