2020 North American Championship update from Class VP

The Great Lakes Fleet is very, very pleased to report that in the first three weeks registration has been open that 16 J109’s have already registered for the event – including boats from three of the five Great Lakes and from as far away as Connecticut! The fleet hopes to add several more for what …

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Rule Change for 2020 NA Championship Oversized Spinnaker Passes

From the Class President – I am pleased to announce that J/109 Class voting members have overwhelmingly approved the Class Rules change that applies to the 2020 North American Championship at Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois. In short, this new rule (which expires at the end of 2020) permits the Great Lakes Fleet to …

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Inaugural Fleet 10 Fall Classic Delivers Great J109 Racing

Long Island Sound J109s assembled one more time in 2019 for the inaugural Fleet 10 Fall Classic at Stamford Yacht Club (CT) over the weekend of October 19-20.  Thankfully, the forecast for each day was incorrect and the Sound delivered great conditions for October racing.  On Saturday, a light westerly breeze built into a consistent 7-10-knot southwesterly over the …

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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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