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Local Resources

As the season ramps up, here are some local resources for coaching, repairs, and rigging options.

Resources for coaches:
Geoff Becker,410-703-9136
Kristen Berry  410-599-3542
Zeke Horwitz  941-232-3984
Scott Steele  443-255-6797

Fiberglass work:
Mike Beasley, Beasley Marine, 410-693-9889
Kate Chaney 410-279-6445
Nate Newsome 410-253-9247

Geoff Becker,410-703-9136
Ed Furry/ Sail 22 574-889-0022  

2020 J/70 Fleet Building Package

The J/70 Class has organized a great line-up of future World Championships including Torbay, UK in 2019, Marina del Rey, CA in 2020, Monaco in 2021 and Newport, RI in 2022 and would like to promote ways fleets can build in anticipation of these and many other events. J/70 Fleet Building Package

• 2020 Model J/70 with standard specification including:

• Selden carbon mast, boom and standing rigging

• Harken Snubbair low-profile winches

• Additional jib sheet cleats and vang cheek blocks

• Triad Trailer – Galvanized, single-axle, float off/lift off trailer

• One-Design Class Sails – mainsail, 100% jib and A2 class spinnaker with class sail tags.

• Companionway spinnaker bag.

• Safety Gear package – anchor, chain & rode, bucket, bilge pump, first aid kit, two fenders, two dock lines.

The special package is $49,900 (Bristol, RI) with an order deadline of October 15, 2019. Delivery dates are from August 2019 to January 2020. Please contact: North Point Yacht Sales,

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.


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 ( 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.

Registration –
Sailing Instructions –


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

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!) ( Evite )

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