J/109 Volunteers Need for May 2023 Ocean Race Stopover

Email Sent to Group: fleet10

J/109 Class Association

J/109 Fleet Needed for Ocean Race Stake Boats

Hello %firstname% %lastname%,

Sail Newport has contacted the J/109 Class seeking owners to support on the water events for The Ocean Race Newport Stopover scheduled 13 – 21 May.  Specifically owners are requested as Stake Boats during the designated events.  This was done previously in 2015 and 2018.  Stake Boat roles and responsibilities include:

  • Be on station in assigned Narragansett Bay locations at the designated dates and times
  • Position at designated areas between the spectator fleet and race course to maintain a safety zone, which may be a moving haven.
  • Monitor the designated VHF channel for any applicable information
  • Take direction via VHF from the designated on the water lead
  • Be underway under power with sails down and always maneuverable
  • Display a Sail Newport provided flag that identifies the boat in an official role for the event
  • Carry a volunteer supplied by Sail Newport responsible for communicating with spectators as required

The following on the water events are scheduled.  You may support any or all events.

  • Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May – Pro-Am Races
  • Saturday 20 May – In Port Race
  • Sunday 21 May – Leg 5 Start to Aarhus

If you are able to support any of these events as a Stake Boat please email Bill Kneller by clicking bill@j109.org to open a pre-formatted email you may update with your specific information.  Volunteer names will be provided to Sail Newport for further coordination.  Sail Newport expects to go live with a volunteer website soon where all volunteers may enter their information and apply for the various volunteer positions.  There are many other positions for which volunteers are needed during the stopover. Feel free to contact me as needed.

Best regards,

Bill Kneller, J/109 Vento Solare
J/109 Class Association Admin

Additional Information and Links of Interest are provided below

Your J/109 User Profile & Boat Information

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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.

J/109 Class Forum

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.  Current year J/109 events are already added to the main calendar and easily added to your boat calendar. 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.

Schedule & Events on J/109 Class Calendar

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For questions or comments, please contact the J/109 Class Administrator.

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