J/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.
J/111s Sailing Key West Race Week
(Key West, FL)- The 2014 Key West Race Week has four J/111s sailing in a J/PHRF class. Key West has been extending a warm welcome to the J/111 class since its first particpation in the 2011 regatta- winning class in its inaugural outing. Since then, J/111s have garnered podium finishes every year. The 111s are seeing new owners experiencing the great class racing the J/111 provides sailing in such a spectacular venue.
Returning boats for this year's event include Doug Curtiss's WICKED 2.0, a veteran of racing his J/111 in the past few Key West Race Weeks. Joining them are Team Fireball from Annapolis, Maryland, spearheaded by Kristen Robinson leading the FIREBALL team around the race track. Newcomers to Key West in the 111's are Rob & Ryan Ruhlman of SPACEMAN SPIFF fame sailing from Cleveland, OH and also Bradley Farber sailing UTAH from Macatawa Bay YC from Michigan. Sailing photo credits- Tim Wilkes.com For more Quantum Key West PHRF sailing information