Register for 2024 J/109 Class Regattas

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J/109 Class Association

2024 Season and North Americans

Hello %firstname% %lastname%,

The 2024 regatta season is rapidly approaching. Hopefully you are already in the water or scheduled to launch in the next few weeks.  On the East Coast,  Growth Spurt and Nordlys are signed up for AYC Spring Regatta in May, and eight boats are signed up for the Cedar Point Yacht Club One Design regatta on June 1-2.  

In the Great Lakes region for the  Skyway Yacht Works Colors Regatta  on June 1-2, Courageous, Daybreak, Full Tilt and Smee Again are signed up, and there is  strong J109 representation at other regional regattas.

North Americans 2024  – As a reminder I would like to encourage you to plan on attending J109 North Americans in Newport, RI at New York Yacht Club Race Week with racing taking place Wednesday through Saturday July 17-20th.  Your J109 board has been working hard to make attending this regatta as seamless as possible. 

Your board has arranged the following:

  1. Housing Option 1 – Townhomes sleeping up to 12 people through Roger Williams University.  The townhomes are $350 per night and the perfect arrangement for crews and families.  Roger Williams is located approximately 25 minutes from NYYC.
  2. Housing Option 2 – Dormitory rooms at Salve Regina University in Newport.  These rooms are priced at $80/night for single and $60/night for a double.  Salve is located just 5 minutes from the regatta site and downtown Newport.  All rooms have access to a kitchen, laundry room, lounge and parking.  Any room can be used as a single.
  3. There are a two Air B&Bs available in Middletown, approximately 15 minutes from New York YC.   Contact Bill Kneller for further information.
  4. We have tentatively arranged a few moorings as well and the sooner we secure arrangements the better. 
  5. Parking and shower facilities are available for competitors at NYYC. 

 We will need to secure housing and moorings in the next couple of weeks or they will no longer be available.  For more information regarding housing, moorings or other questions, feel free to reach out to either Bill Kneller or Dan Nash 

We look forward to seeing you in Newport for the 2024 J109 North Americans!  (link below)


Dan Nash,

J/109 Class President

2024 Annual Dues

This email is also a reminder that 2024 membership and class dues are due for renewal on the J/109 Class website.  You may renew membership and pay dues at this link. If you would like to know the last time you paid dues, just look at the green banner across the top once you have logged in.

We have numerous other events across the country starting to fill the class calendar.  Check them out and sign up.  It's going to be a busy season with lots of great racing!

East Coast Events & North American Championship
Date Event Link Registration Link Comment
1-2 June Cedar Point OD Regatta Yachtscoring Mandatory Event East Coast Regatta Series
15-20 July North American Championship at New York YC Race Week Yachtscoring

Measurement 15-16
Racing 17-20

9-11 August Safe Harbor Race Weekend Narragansett Bay Yachtscoring

East Coast Regatta Series Event

28-29 September
5-6 October
East Coast Championship at American YC Fall Series Yachtscoring

East Coast Championship – Two weekends


Great Lakes Events
Date Event Link Registration Link Comment
1-2 June Skyway Yachtworks Colors Regatta Yachtscoring Fleet 11 Nearshore Championship Event
7-9 June Helly Hanson Sailing World Regatta Yachtscoring

Fleet 11 Nearshore Championship Event

22 June Chicago to Waukegan Race  

Fleet 11 Offshore Championship Event

12-14 July Race to Mackinac Registration

Fleet 11 Offshore Championship Event

9-11 August J/109 Great Lakes Championship at CYC Verve Cup Yachtscoring

Fleet 11 Nearshore Championship Event
Fleet 11 Great Lakes Championship Event

7 September Chicago Regatta  

Fleet 11 Offshore Championship Event

14 September Sheldon Clark Regatta  

Fleet 11 Offshore Championship Event


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.

J/109 Online Registration

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 –

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 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 – 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.   If you have any questions regarding Crew Manager, contact Bill Kneller who started this for his own boat 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.

Link to J/109 Class 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.

Dan Nash, J/109 Mistral
Class President

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