As it feels like a spring day today, it makes me think of getting out and racing soon!
Please let me know if you would be interested in meeting Feb 13th at the New England Boat show in Boston (or a local bar) at 5pm to talk about 2016 races, logistics, maintenance, or other J/109 questions.
There is a new race scheduled this year: J/Fest August 13-14 in Bristol, RI http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1463 There are already 5 J/109s signed up so we will have a one-design start. For people mostly doing PHRF racing, this will be a great race to get your "keel" wet in one-design racing. If you need one-design sails, let me know. The fleet has been very supportive in helping new racers.
Please let me know of any races you plan on doing this year that we have a chance to get enough J109s on the start line to have our own division. These are the ones in the Newport area that will be ODR or have potential:
Month Date Day Race
4 Sat Leukemia Cup
10 Fri NYYC Annual Regatta - distance race
11-12 Sat & Sun NYYC Annual Regatta
12 Tues - TBD North Sails practice for the NAs
13 Weds J/109 NAs
14 Thurs J/109 NAs
15 Fri J/109 NAs
16 Sat J/109 NAs
5 Fri Buzzards Bay Regatta - Distance
6 Sat Buzzards Bay Regatta
7 Sun Buzzards Bay Regatta
13 Sat J/Fest
14 Sun J/Fest
19-20 Fri & Sat Ida Lewis Distance Race
Fleet 6 Captain
I will be at the boat show and 13 Feb meeting. Count me in for all the races you have listed except for BBR. I will do the Twenty Hundred Club race to BI instead.
Vento Solare planned races for 2016 are included on this spreadsheet.