J109s Excel at 238-mile Vineyard Race

Over Labor Day weekend, the Stamford Yacht Club (Stamford, CT) held its annual Vineyard Race, a 238-mile race from Stamford to the Buzzards Bay tower, around Block Island and back to Stamford.  Conditions were mostly off the wind and J109s ran the table in Class 9 of the PHRF division.  John Greifzu, Jr.’s Growth Spurt took 1st in …

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Loki Sets the Standard, Again – Rosow & Crew Win 4th Straight North American Championship

The J/109 Class held its annual North American Championship over four days in August on the waters of Buzzards Bay.  New Bedford Yacht Club (South Dartmouth, MA) played host to 11 boats vying for the Class’s top prize from August 21 through August 24, 2019. Over the course of the week, the fleet saw nearly …

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Test Auction – Ignore

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LI Sound J/109 Fleet Growing Participation with Pequot Regatta

Encouraging competitive and accessible keel boat racing is one of the main goals of the J/109 Class Association. In 2019, the Pequot Yacht Club (Southport, Connecticut) hosted its second annual J/109 Invitational Regatta to do just that.  By encouraging owners to leave their race sails at home, the regatta gave new boat owners and boats …

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Leading Edge Wins 2019 East Coast Championship

Congratulations to Tom & Diana Sutton of Houston, TX and the Leading Edge crew for winning the J/109 East Coast Championship at J/Fest New England hosted by Sail Newport the weekend of 10-11 August.  The six race series occurred over two days with Leading Edge having a commanding lead at 10 points, 8 points ahead …

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Growth Spurt Wins East Coast Regatta Series 2nd Event

Sail Newport hosted the second J/109 Class event for the 2019 East Coast Regatta Series at the Newport Regatta held 6-7 July.  Participation was down with only four boats entered in the J/109 Class over the long Independence Day holiday weekend but the competition was still tight.  In the end, Growth Spurt was on the podium …

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Rush Wins East Coast Regatta Series 1st Event

Cedar Point YC hosted the first J/109 Class event for the 2019 East Coast Regatta Series at the One Design Regatta held 1-2 June.  Competition for the three top finishers out of sixteen boats was close throughout the entire series.  In the end, Rush was on the podium with top honors. Congratulations to Bill Sweetser …

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Win A New North Sails Spinnaker!

Here is your chance to win a new North Sails Spinnaker being sold by the J/109 Class via online auction. North Sails is providing the spinnaker to the class to help sponsor the 2019 North American Championship at New Bedford YC.   Win a New North Sails Class A2 Spinnaker! North Sails has donated a …

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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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J/109 Corinthian North American Champion Perpetual Trophy

Since its inception, the J/109 Class Association has been committed to promoting competitive, Corinthian one-design racing.  As part of that commitment, in 2016, the Class began recognizing the top Corinthian boat at its annual North American Championship.  Today, the Corinthian North American Champion is the boat achieving the best score at the North American Championship sailing with …

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