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J/111 World Championship logoJ/111 Worlds Announcement

(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Entries are now open for the J/111 World Championship 2014 which will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK, from Tuesday 19th August to Sunday 24th August 2014. Racing will commence on Wednesday 20th of August and twelve races are scheduled over five days.

The J/111 World Championship 2014 will be preceded by the J/111 European Championship 2014 which will take place during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Racing at the European Championship will start on Saturday 2nd August and will conclude on Tuesday 5th of August. Online entries are open now at http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk

A strong international entry is expected for both of these key J/111 regattas. The J/111 European Championship will be raced on the same waters as the J/111 World Championship thereby providing visiting teams the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience sailing on the challenging waters of the Solent, the spiritual home of British yacht racing.

An entry of between 20 to 25 boats is expected for the World Championship and expressions of interest from teams keen to compete at this inaugural J/111 World Championship have been received from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA.

The UK J/111 fleet is already enormously excited about the event and the teams are all firmly focussed on results. Dedicated coaching and training weekends are already underway in the UK and whilst the teamwork on board each boat is improving and the camaraderie between the teams is building, the competition in the UK J/111 fleet is hotter than ever.

J/111 one-design fleet- starting off Plymouth, EnglandWith so many international teams planning to visit British shores to compete at the J/111 World Championship it is especially fitting that this first world championship for the J/111 Class is to be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the most prestigious yacht club in the United Kingdom. In an auspicious and functional symmetry, the 2015 J/111 World Championship will be hosted in the USA by the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island before returning to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 2016.

The J/111 International Class Associated is proud and privileged to announce that this two year rotation of the J/111 World Championship between the premier yacht clubs of the UK and the USA, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, has been established for the foreseeable future, enabling J/111 owners to make long-term regatta plans based on top flight competition and consistent race management of the highest standard.

The J/111 class welcomes aboard the regatta sponsors- North Sails UK (www.uk.northsails.com), Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear (www.hudsonwight.com), Grapefruit Graphics (www.grapefruitgraphics.co.uk), Wight Vodka (www.wightvodka.com), and Spinlock (www.spinlock.co.uk).

For more information on the J/111 European Championship 2014 or the J/111 World Championship 2014, including the availability of boats for charter, please contact Paul Heys at Key Yachting on +44-(0)2380- 455669 or email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please click here for The Royal Yacht Squadron entry and Notice of Race sailing information

J/111 sailing Chicago North AmericansJ/111 North Americans Registration Open

(Harbor Springs, MI)- The Little Traverse Yacht Club is proud to host the Credit Suisse 2014 J/111 North American Championship in the Lake Michigan waters of Little Traverse Bay. We will race 4 days, 24‐27 July.

The event is organized to permit participation in the Chicago Mackinac Race just before the NA’s. The Mac race starts July 19th and is expected to finish at Mackinac Island in time for boats and crews to come to Harbor Springs for the NA. A special J‐111 Class should be available in the Mac, for 300 miles of non‐ handicap OD Class competition. This event has been epic for the 111’s for the past three years.

The Notice of Race outlines the racing: Two days of short course W/L racing, with three races scheduled each day, will be followed by a special “Tour of the Bay” race on Saturday. This race, likely over 20 miles in length, takes a course partially shared with Day 1 of the LTYC Annual Regatta, but is structured to present minimal interference between the fleets. On Sunday we revert to WL racing, with two races scheduled.

The J‐111 sailors will join all the other sailors in the Ugotta for social events, with the “Friends of Dave” party Friday, and cookouts at the LTYC Saturday and Sunday after racing. A special event or two just for 111 sailors will start the Championship.

We would appreciate an e‐mail if you are considering participation. You can REGISTER NOW for the J/111 NA's here.  The J/111 Notice of Race can be found here.  If you require assistance or have questions regarding logistics, housing, or other matters, please contact Donna Weber our Club Manager 231 526 7919, or, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Event Chairman Richard Lehmann can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..