Looking forward to the 2019 Sailing Season

Hello J/70 racers,
I’m happy to report to you that the J/70 fleet in Annapolis is doing well!  In addition to a local AYC Sunday Frostbite showing, we had a number of participants down in Davis Island, FL for Series 2, including various crew members on OPB (Other Peoples Boats).  Although it’s not set in stone, I’m attaching our calendar for 2019.  

Changes this year include more opportunities to get better and sail in some different formats.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, 4/27/2019.  We’ll call it “Spring Commissioning Day”.  The day will include a boat set-up, modifications, tuning, and maintenance presentation with slide show led by J/70 World Champion, Geoff Becker. The day will start around 9 am at the new AYC annex.  Our National Technical Chair, Polk Wagoner, from Philadelphia will also be present for rules questions and clarifications.  Next, a break for lunch followed by boat weighing, boat set-up and splashing.  

On-the-water practice and training will be provided by Rolex Yachtsman of the Year nominee Zeke Horowitz from North Sails.  

Also, I would also like to encourage the fleet to sign up for Friday night Beer Can Racing as a fun way to introduce new blood, sail with family, crush some beers, or whatever.  I’ve got commitments from a few boats, but would like to ask for a show of hands of who else may be interested.  If we get enough boats, we could have our own start.

Mike

2018 Turkey Bowl Details

Below, you will see the proposed sailing area. With the commissioning of the USS Sioux City at the Academy, please be sure to stay clear of the seawall and Severn River. No need for an incident.

Skippers meeting: 9 AM at the Boat Yard Bar and Grill (Launch after the Brief Skippers meeting) Targeting the first race at 10:30 (Five Races if possible)
VHF? 72
Lifejackets? MANDATORY!

2018 Turkey Bowl – November 17 – In the Harbor! 10 Committed!

Ok people, time to enjoy some of the best racing in Annapolis, the 2018 Turkey Bowl. The goal is to have the maximum number of 70s SAILING on this Saturday before Thanksgiving (Family friendly course!) We have compiled the boats names in Annapolis as follows. Let’s see how many of them will enjoy this late fall classic. Contact Ray Wulff ( Raywulff@gmail.com) to let him know if you are in BOLD are committed.

4 Sport Gregg Zurmuhlen EYC University Park, MD
5 Urban Myth Bonnie Urban SSA Eastport, MD
6 6 Mark Hillman AYC Bethesda, MD
27 Derecho Jim Golden AYC Annapolis, MD
44 Gnixe Bill Vickers AYC Annapolis, MD
45 Wild Child Henry Filter EYC Stevensville, MD
56 Wicked Eric Drooff AYC Annapolis, MD
62 Awkward Turtle Geoff Becker SSA Annapolis, MD
68 uno mas David Schoene EYC/SSA Annapolis, MD
73 Lily Pad Larry Easa AYC Annapolis, MD
168 Rarity Marty McKenna AYC Edgewater, MD
209 Johnny Thunder Brian Wood AYC Washington, DC
217 Antagonist Harry Brigham SSA Baltimore, MD
220 Phoenix Peter Firey AYC Vienna, VA
231 Coalition Daniel Kowalyshyn SSA Annapolis, `MD
357 DangerMouse Taz Coffey SSA Fayetteville, GA
362 Vitesse Sweet / Mowry AYC Annapolis, MD
379 Brumby Merritt & Chris Keffer EYC Annapolis, MD
381 Tea Dance Snake Peter Bowe AYC Baltimore, MD
419 Joint Custody Ray Wulff AYC Annapolis, MD
593 North Mike Beatty EYC Annapolis, MD
850 Randy Bruscup ? Annapolis, MD
229 Columbia Ian Moriarty / Nelson Mills SSA Annapolis, MD

West Marine J/70 Fall Brawl & East Coast Championship

The West Marine J/70 Fall Brawl & East Coast Championship is open to all J/70 boats sailing in compliance with the International J/70 Class Rules. The East Coast Championship is a qualifying event for the 2019 J/70 World Championship.

NOR – https://www.eastportyc.org/files/181020_J70_Fall_Brawl_NoR_R2.pdf
Registration – https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4709
Sailing Instructions – https://www.eastportyc.org/files/181020_WM_J70_Fall_Brawl_SIs_R0.pdf

J/70 START 2018 ON THE RIGHT FOOT CLINIC/MEETING

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED! I will get the presentations out to everyone. Ray

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Let’s kick off this season with a bang. Meet-Up at the North Loft in Annapolis to discuss

– Winter Trips (Davis, Mid-Winters, Bacardi, Charleston)
– Summer Schedule
– Tuning tips
– Local Knowledge
– Campaign Ideas.

FOWARD TO YOUR CREW!!!!!!!!! ( Interested in 70s, meet the fleet!)
http://evite.me/sT17yTPqsn ( Evite )

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 9:30 AM
North Sails One Design
317 Chester AvenueAnnapolis, MD 21403

2018 Turkey Bowl Details

Really looking forward to this weekend. Below is the sailing area for the event ( Annapolis Harbor). The early forecasts are for “sporty’ conditions. Our goal is to have fun so we’ll discuss spin/non-spin if it is blowing the dog off the chain at the skippers meeting.

Sailing Instructions can be downloaded here: Turkey Bowl Sailing Instructions and Course Diagram

Skippers Meeting: Boatyard Bar & Grill, 9 AM.
VHF Radio: 72
Life Jackets Mandatory
No throwouts,shooting for five quick races

Turkey Bowl Race Area

SSA Summer Invitational Results – August 26-27

Thank you to Jim and Bonnie Urban for putting together a great job with the whole SSA Team

http://results.severnsailing.org/2017/2017-J70-Midsummer-Invitational-Fall-Series.html

Pos Sail Skipper/Crew/Club 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Points
Pos
1 419 Wulff, Jenn & Ray 4 2 1 1 5 2 1 16.00 1
2 381 /Jenner, McNamara 1 9 9 3 1 1 3 27.00 2
3 USA 68 Schoene, David/ SSA 6 4 2 5 7 4 5 33.00 3
4 45 Filter, Henry/Todd Hiller, Chris Chadwick, Tom Murray/ SSA 5 3 12 11 3 5 4 43.00 4
5 44 Vickers, Bill 2 1 7 2 4 15/DNC 15/DNC 46.00 5
6 USA 357 Coffey, Philip/TBD/ SSA 8 11 3 6 8 3 7 46.00 6
7 168 McKenna, Marty/Brian Murphy, Mike Cunningham, Sam Cunningham/ YYC 15/DNC 6 4 12 9 8 2 56.00 7
8 5 Urban, James/Bonnie urban, Jim Urban/ SSA 7 7 11 10 6 7 9 57.00 8
9 4 Zurmuhlen, Gregory/Mark Wagner, Logan Hearn, Ava DeBois/ EYC 11 8 6 4 15/DNC 6 8 58.00 9
10 USA 27 Sullivan, Neil/Jeff Todd,Chip Carr, James Golden/ AYC 3 12 8 9 2 10 15/DNC 59.00 10
11 385 Donald, Keith/Avery Donald, Peggy Donald, Beth Owen/ SSA 10 13 5 8 11 9 6 62.00 11
12 231 Kowalyshyn, Dina/Charley Kowalyshyn, Britton Steele, Chip Swatta/ SSA 9 5 10 7 15/DNC 15/DNC 15/DNC 76.00 12
13 # 217 Brigham, Harry/ SSA 12 10 13 13 10 11 10 79.00 13