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Winner of New North Sails 3Di Main!

Bidding is closed – we have a winner! North Sails has donated a new One Design 3Di RAW 760s Mainsail with a luff bolt rope 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 …

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Gut Feeling Wins East Coast Championship

Congratulations to Ted Herlihy and the Gut Feeling crew for winning the J/109 East Coast Championship hosted by Ida Lewis YC the weekend of 8-9 September.  The six race series occured over two days with Gut Feeling discarding a 3rd place for a total score of 6 points.  Two boats from Texas rounded out the podium with …

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Rush Wins Rolex at NYYC Race Week

Congratulations to Bill Sweetser and the Rush crew for winning the J/109 Class at 2018 New York YC Race Week – the second qualifier in the J/109 East Coast Regatta Series. Bill made a last minute swap from the IRC Class that he has historically raced in and done very well over the years. Joining …

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Report Sails Transferred, Retired or Destroyed

J/109 Class Association

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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Class Association receives Tax Exempt Status

J/109 Class Association

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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2018 & 2019 North American Championships Scheduled

J/109 Class Association

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

J/109 Class Association

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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BoatUS Discount for J/109 Owners

BoatUS

J/109 Class Association is a BoatUS Cooperating Group and members are invited to join or renew their BoatUS members at a 50% discount.  The J/109 Class Association Cooperating Group number is GA85182S. BoatUS membership benefits include: 24/7 Dispatch to over 600 towboats in 300+ ports nationwide Assistance from Expert Captains Available boat insurance from boating …

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Profiling J/109 Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline Skipper Christopher Ercole

Chris Ercole and his wife purchased Sweet Caroline in February 2013. The 35-foot J/109, with beam 11.5 feet, carbon fiber retractable bowsprit, asymmetric spinnaker system and 7-foot keel, can easily move the boat during relaxed journeys through the Long Island Sound with just four crew; six or seven are required for racing round the buoys. …

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Meet Jim Goldberg, Member at Large

Jim Goldberg has been named as the Member at Large on the J/109 Executive Board to serve in 2017-2018.  His responsibilities are included below, followed by a brief introduction where you can learn about Jim and his First Mate Lana. The Member at Large shall serve as an ambassador for the class, reaching out to …

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