At a very well attended Special General Meeting of the J/109 UK & Ireland Class association on 7th August in Cowes, a decision was taken to amend the class rules to make it easier for IRC focused boats to take part in class racing and for boats set up for class racing to be competitive under IRC. Since then, the committee has been working on bringing the rule into effect. This note aims to explain how yachts racing in one-design regattas can comply with the new rule, which is now available on the web site: J/109 UK&I Class Rules 2019Continue reading “J/109 UK & Ireland Class Rules 2019”
Seventeen J/109s battled for One-Design victory at Cowes 2019, but in spite of assembling one of the mosts competitive fleets in recent history, the Dutch team aboard Jack Rabbit delivered another convincing victory, winning every race.Continue reading “Dutch J/109 team triumph again at Cowes 2019”
At least 100 J/109 sailors are expected at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club on Tuesday 13th August for the class Cowes Week Dinner.
Dutch team Jack Rabbit, through their rigging business Van Beelen, have very kindly donated a set of J/109 jib sheets in dyneema sk78 with a technora cover. We’ll draw for the winner at the dinner, with one entry into the draw for every ticket purchased.
We still have a few tickets available for Tuesday, so please mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along.
You can find out more about Van Beelen Ropes at VB-Ropes.com
This years Cowes Week, which starts on Saturday 10th August, will see 17 J/109s line up for a week of highly competitive, one design racing.Continue reading “Seventeen J/109s line up for Cowes Week 2019”
This weekend saw 7 J/109s enter for one of the most popular events in the calendar, the Taittinger Regatta, hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth.Continue reading “Taittinger Royal Solent Regatta 26th 28th July”
The 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup 2019 was hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the Hamble River between 18th and 21st July. The club put on a spectacular event which was blessed with solid breezes and sufficient blue sky and sun. Jukebox took the win by a comfortable margin after 3 days of tight racing.Continue reading “Jukebox crowned 2019 J/109 National Champion”