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The J/109 Class Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom conference on Tuesday 25 October @ 7:00pm East Coast Time per the information below. Please save the date. A reminder will be sent with the presentation a few days before the meeting. This calendar link contains more information.
J/109 Class Officer Election – Ballots Emailed to Current Members
Voting for J/109 Class Officers is in process. Electronic ballots were mailed on 17 September to all J/109 Class voting members with voting scheduled to close on 17 October 4pm East Coast Time. If you are not a current class member and would like to vote, please pay class dues at this link and you will be emailed a ballot. The information below was sent to all current members with a ballot. If you are a current class member who has paid dues but did not receive a ballot, please contact the J/109 Class Administrator at this link.
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.
President – Trevor Roach (Incendiary #168)
Vice President – Dan Nash (Mistral #71)
Secretary – Cory Eaves (Freedom #255) – Currently serves as Secretary
Treasurer – Julia O-Dowd (TBD #178)
Additionally, the following positions appointed by the Executive Board are presented. These are not subject to vote and are provided for information only:
- Class Measurer & Technical Committee Lead – Bengt Johansson, Zig Zag, #37 – Currently serves as Class Measurer
- Assistant Class Measurer & Technical Committee (Appointed by the President) – Ted Herlihy, Gut Feeling, #72 – Currently serves as Assistant Class Measurer
- Technical Committee (Copyright Holder’s representative) – David Rosow, Loki #125
- At-Large Member – Pete Priede, Full Tilt #249 – Currently serves as Vice President
- Copyright Holder – Jeff Johnstone, J/Boats
- Assistant Treasurer – Bill Kneller, Vento Solare, #266 – Currently serves as Treasurer
The nominations are presented as a ballot to current Voting Members.
To register your vote with the J/109 Class Secretary, simply submit your vote online, indicating whether you vote “Yes” or “No” for this slate of Officers. There is a blank space provided where you may write in candidates for any position. If you vote “Yes” and write in another candidates name and position, the names written in the blank will take precedence. This election will close at 4pm East Coast time on Monday, October 17, 2022 with results announced at the annual meeting.
Additional Information and Links of Interest are provided below
Your J/109 User Profile & Boat Information
Click the Member Update logo below to update your information.
Update your contact, boat and home port information.
Use your email address (%email%) as your login.
Need more help? Click on this link and read the section labeled Existing Members. If you still have a problem logging in, email the J/109 Class Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Information on Maintenance, Rules, Buy / Sell J/109 Boats & Equipment?
Click the J/109 Class Forum logo below to read and share boat information.
The forum has information owners have shared on maintenance, sails, tuning, cruising and events. If you have something boating related to buy or sell, this is the place to look. The J/109 Class Forum is the designated method for people to ask the J/109 Class Measurer questions about rules and rules interpretations.
Anyone may read the forum without logging in, but to be able to post on the forum, you will need to register for a free account, which is separate from you J/109 Class website account. Once you navigate to the forum, click Register near the top right to setup an account. If you already have a forum account, click on Login located next to the Register. There are helpful hints on using the forum located at this link.
J/109 Class Membership
One of the best ways to insure your investment in the J/109 is to support the Class. Owners and Co-owners are strongly encouraged to become Members of the J/109 Class Association. Others may become Associate Members. Members are owners or co-owners. Associate Members are crew and supporters of the J/109 Class. The membership fee is $50.00 for Members and $50.00 for Associate Members. Members who are current with annual dues are provided access to restricted areas on the class website and are able to view complete lists of owners and members.
Existing Members – If you are already an owner with an email address on file, all you need to do is get a password by clicking the Login button located on the menu bar of the website https://j109.org. When in doubt, try this first. Use the Forgotten Password section of the Login page. Once you enter your email address, we will send you a link to reset your password at that address, or if no account exists, provide immediate indication on the screen. As an existing or previous member you can inspect and edit your contact information (after you have logged in) by clicking Update My Info under the Members menu. Existing or previous members can pay annual dues (after you have logged in) by clicking on Renew Membership – Dues under the Members menu.
New Members – If you are not currently registered or do not have an email address on file, register by filling in the form by navigating the menu on the class website https://j109.org – Mouse over Market, then click on New Membership to open that page. Submit your information, then once we review your contact information we will add you to the database. This may take a day or two.
More information about registration and passwords is available in the Login page available by clicking on the Login button located on the menu bar of the website.
J/109 Custom Boat Website Subscriptions Available
The J/109 Class has arranged with Crew Manager LLC to make custom J/109 boat websites available. Crew Manager provides a boat website with features the Skipper & Crew will use throughout the sailing season. In a nutshell, the team website provides a “Who, What, When, Where and Wear” schedule with automatic reminders. After an event, the Skipper may post results and crew members may submit comments, pictures and stories about the event. Crew Manager works on most any device with a web browser including PC, Mac, iPad, Android tablet, iPhone and Android Phone. The cost for an annual subscription is $90 and includes the website setup. The following J/109s have Crew Manager websites.
- J/109 Incendiary
- J/109 Leading Edge
- J/109 Marquise II
- J/109 Shada
- J/109 Smee Again
- J/109 Strider
- J/109 URSA
- J/109 Vento Solare
Schedule & Events on J/109 Class Calendar
Click the J/109 Class Calendar logo below for upcoming events.
Keep up to date on planned J/109 events via the website calendar.
For questions or comments, please contact the J/109 Class Administrator.
This message was sent from the J/109 Class Association email system. We periodically send out messages about the J/109 Class including one design events, class rules, cruising, member updates, maintenance information, and technical advisories from equipment manufacturers concerning the J/109. If you would like to update your email preferences, please send a message the J/109 Class Administrator.
J/109 Class 2022 Annual Meeting @ Zoom Conference
Tue. October 25th @ 7:00 PM
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:
- Finance Report
- President’s Report
- Class Measurers Report
- Fleet Captains’ Reports
- North American Championships
- Schedule for 2023 Class events
- Class Officer Election Results
- Other new business and discussion
The meeting presentation will be available at this link.
Topic: J/109 Class Annual Meeting
Time: Oct 25, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 839 7940 2596
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