For Immediate Realease, from the J/109 Class Officers:

J/109 North American Championship Notes

The J/109 North American Championships will be held at NYYC Race Week from July 20-23, 2006. The championship will consist of racing to be held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The North American Championships will be sailed under the J/109 Class Rules dated April 2006. Since the event has been designated a National Event by the Executive Committee Class Rule 6.2 will be in effect.

6.2 For J/109 Class or fleet events designated by the Executive Board as national or other championship events, Rule 6.1 will not apply. For such designated championship events, a maximum crew weight limit shall apply. Maximum crew weight, regardless of the number of crew members, shall not exceed 550 kilos (1213 pounds) in swimming apparel, excluding the driver.

All participating crew members and non 100% owners/partners are required to register with ISAF Sailor and obtain an ISAF number. To register with ISAF Sailor please visit the following website to obtain your ISAF number classification follow the steps outlines on the website, be sure to click yes on the registration page to receive your ISAF Classification.

Sail Measurement and Boat Inspections will take place on Wednesday July 19th. Location and times to be announced.

As a reminder all Owners and Drivers must be current (paid) members of the J/109 Class Association for the 2006 calendar year.

Crew Weigh-In Rosters including ISAF Sailor Number and Sail Declarations are to be submitted to Kendra Muenter at the J/Boats office NO LATER than JULY 13th. Fax number 401-846-4723.

A copy of the documents can be obtained through your fleet captain, the NYYC website or under the Class Rules section of this website. Click the below link for the shortcut to the documents.

J/109 Class Officers
Len Siegal, President
Rick Lyall, VP
Barry Gold, Treasurer
Edward Dailey, Secretary

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