The following 2 updates are courtesy of J/109 owners. If you have any results you would like published please send them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be sure to put them on the J/109 site.
Christopher Zibailo, owner of Superstition, J/109 #171 sent the following report:
We happy to report that we were able to score our first victory in our J109 Superstition at the Flip Flop Regatta in Boston Harbor last weekend. The Flip Flop Regatta is one of the few major PHRF Regattas originating on Boston Harbor. It was a distance pursuit race with each boat starting on her own time, and was open to all mono-hull cruising/racing boats holding a current PHRF NE certificate. The race course has been developed to offer a mix of government marks and buoys to maximize the race experience.
Superstition raced in Class B, which was a spinnaker class, and featured nine boats such as a J105, a Beneteau First 36.7 a couple of C&C 40s, a Beneteau First 42.7 and a Swan 48. As this was a pursuit race, Superstition started last and managed to pass a total of 46 boats, including the other eight boats in her division, and was the sixth boat to finish the race. The closest boat in our division (the Swan 48) finished almost three minutes behind the J109.
I had not planned on racing Superstition in the regatta, but when last minute changes made it impossible for Dan and Jon Grossman to bring their J109 Spitfire up to Boston to race, Dan suggested that he would supply the crew if I would supply the boat. The combination of the experienced crew from Spitfire and local knowledge (Superstition is based in Boston) made for a deadly combination.
Fausto Pierobon, owner of Sagola hull #068 which sails out of Jesolo Venice Italy sent the following results for his J/109 which races IMS regatttas in the Adriatic Sea:
2nd Place World Championship IMS, held in Capri
2nd Place Italian IMS Championships, held in Trieste
4th Place IMS Championship held in Puna Ala
2nd Place Mediterranean IMS Championship