Archive for February, 2011

Fleet 43 Happy Hour

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Where:  The Stadium

When: Wednesday March 23rd @ 5:00 pm

Why: It is about time to start hanging with fleet 43 folks on Wednesdays!

Let’s keep Mike Willett company while he works the bar at The Stadium.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with fleet friends or introduce new folks to J24 sailing.

Swing by for a drink or two and see what everyone has been up to.

J 24 Class Update

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Summary of Notes from Board of Gov Meeting December 2010

1. A proposal to lower the all-up sailing weight to 1130kg was approved. This will allow for items to be dropped off of the optional equipment list and will not require the issuance of new measurement certificates, merely a change to Part C of the measurement form.

2. A proposal to allow a wire strop attached to the mast support beam to the deck of the boat was approved in principle and the final wording of the rule will be circulated for approval by the NJCAs prior inclusion in the new rules.

3. A proposal from the Technical Committee was approved requiring all NJCAs to institute a system to scan all racing boats for illegal materials. The details of what tools will be used and the method for scanning boats will be distributed and it is expected that a large portion of boats will be scanned by the end of 2011.

4. 2014 Worlds will be held in Newport, RI

5. The World Council approved a proposal to make the entry for the 2012 World Championship (Rochester, NY) open to all members in good standing of the J/24 Class with the stipulation that all helmspersons were also members in 2011 and helmed in at least one District or higher level regatta in the calendar year 2011. (District, Regional, National or International level regatta during the calendar year 2011.)

2011 District 1 Championships will be Round the Rocks in Beverly June 18-19

2011 Northeast Regionals TBD (I think CT)

2011 North Americans Halifax, NS August 18-21

6. 2011 Worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina

E Faust stated that there was significant interest from U.S. sailors wishing to sail in the 2011 Worlds. There are still berths available and anyone interested should contact the class office for further information. Berths available from all NJCAs once again include one women’s team and one youth team. Colin Leon, who represented the U.S. as the youth representative at the 2010 Worlds is interested in participating in the 2011 Worlds. E Faust said it would be good to also have a women’s team in attendance and all leads should be directed to the class office. A small cash grant from the US SAILING Foundation has been arranged and will be distributed to the youth team and the top amateur team from the U.S. An email vote will be arranged to determine the recipient for the top amateur grant.

Road to the Rolex

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

The Road to the Rolex hosted by the Marion J24 Fleet is open to all women racers.

The price is $120.00 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday. If you have a team of 4, you can sign up together and the price is then $110.00 per person.

Clinic coach will be Amanda Callahan, head sailing coach at Roger Williams University.

There are 10 to 11 boats available, sailing 4 people on each boat to make it more like J22 racing.

Clinic Schedule:

Friday, June 24, 2011: afternoon registration at BYC then dinner at a private home.

Saturday, June 25, 2011:  Drills on shore, drills on the water, wrap up on shore and dinner at BYC.

Sunday, June 26, 2011:  Drills on shore, drills on the water, 2 or 3 short races then awards and wrap up at BYC.

Here is how to get to the registration site:

Click on “Calendar”

Scroll down to “6/24/2011 BYC RTR”

Click to “Register”