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Annapolis Yacht Club Summer Series – July 22nd – Results

J 70
1.   207 Joint Custody J-70 Ray & Jenn Wulff 1 1.0
2. 81   USA 381 Tea Dance Snake J 70 Todd Jenner 2 2.0
3. 31   USA 035 Moxie J 70 Cole Allsopp 3 3.0
4.   USA 28 Monkey Business J 70 Jonathan Pollak 4 4.0
5.   USA 68 uno mas j 70 David Schoene 5 5.0
6.   USA 5 Urban Myth J 70 James Urban 6 6.0
7.   USA 6 6 J 70 Mark Hillman 7 7.0
8.   USA 45 Wild Child J 70 Henry Filter 8 8.0
9. Ullman Sails  USA 357 DangerMouse J 70 Taz Coffey 9 9.0
10.   USA 154 Spice J 70 Keenan Hilsinger 10 10.0
11. North Sails  USA 4 Sport J 70 Gregg Zurmuhlen 11 11.0
12.   USA 231 Coalition J 70 Charles Kowalyshyn 12 12.0
13. 27   USA 27 Derecho J 70 James Golden 13 13.0
14.   USA 220 Phoenix J 70 Peter Firey 14 14.0
15.   217 Antagonist J 70 Harry Brigham 16/DNF 16.0

2017 Schedule

April-29 – AYC Spring OD Regatta
May 5th-7th -Annapolis NOOD Regatta (3-Day)
June-3 – Peter McChesney’s Sun Fun Rum Regatta
June-24 – Eastport Yacht Club One Design Classic
July-22nd – Annapolis Yacht Club Summer One Design
August-26th-27th – Severn Sailing Association Mid-Summer Invitational (2-Day)
Sep 30th-Oct1st – Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series (2-Day)
October-21st-22nd – Eastport Yacht Club Fall Brawl (2-Day)
November-18th – Spa Creek Turkey Bowl

SSA Mid-Summer Dream Regatta

WitBig thanks to Jonathan Pollak making this happen!evil-monkeyh 19 boats registered at this first time event, it looks to be a great event.

Regatta Page:

Fleet One Party afterwards at 105 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis: 6 PM – 10 PM

OMAHA! OMAHA! – AYC One Design Date Change!

The Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee has finalized the splits for the April One Design regatta and have pushed the J/70s to Sunday. (April 26th) We were not given a reason why the change and this is the first time this move has been communicated (Apologies for just passing this along now.)

Hopefully the NOR and registration will also be posted shortly.

Out with old, in with 2015!

As we look forward to 2015, I wanted to pass along some things in the hopper that I would like to solicit your feedback on. 

AYC Regattas
Annapolis Yacht Club is having a meeting next week for fleet representatives so we can provide them feedback on what can be improved in their regattas, format, social structures. I see this as a great step by which the clubs are reaching out to try to improve the events for the racers. If you have any suggestions or comments you would like me to pass along, please let me know and we can see how they can be incorporated.
I attended the CBYRA annual meeting at EYC last week and came away with the impression that although they are trying to make things better, it still does not benefit the fleet members to require we be certified as a CBYRA class. The organization does a great job coordinating the various club schedules however as a competitor, the individual benefits are not there. Later in January there is a scheduling meeting we will attend however I believe much of the structure and schedule has been cast. One positive note was the number of regattas who are interested in supporting the J/70 and are willing to find out what we are looking for is very high. More work needs to be done and I will be sure to convey anything I hear, see, or read.
Hangover Bowl
Are you kidding me, really? This fun race for Frostbite participants is at the crack of noon and starts IN THE CREEK. Should be a fun event and is a great way to start the new year. AYC Website with Details
2015 Schedule
There are still some questions that need answering on the schedule however please take a look at the DRAFT schedule on the website( ) and provide feedback ( A survey will be sent out to see what people are thinking of attending.)
Some of the outstanding questions
  • Will Screwpile structure the racing in the river and remove a distance race from the schedule?
  • Can we combine a clinic/tune up with the SSA regatta in April? ( Social post racing)
Davis Island Series
It is awesome to see all the Chesapeake teams doing so well at Davis Island Series in Tampa, Florida. Between Al Terhune, The Allsopps, and Holly Graf, it has been awesome. Follow them here:
Class Association Website:

All the best,

Ray Wulff

2015 In The Works!

As 2014 wraps up and we look forward to a strong 2015. I am grateful to all the time and effort Kathy Parks and Will Keyworth have put into developing our great fleet. We will work to grow the fleet on the solid foundation you have provided us.


We are working hard to provide the inclusiveness and transparency everyone desires. A draft 2015 schedule has been posted and a survey will be sent out to fleet members to collect everyone’s thoughts.

More to come,

Ray Wulff

J70 Fleet One Captain

2015 Rule Change Survey

Below please find a link to a survey focused on the J/70 Rule Changes currently under consideration by the national class. The purpose of this survey is to collect the opinions of FLEET 1 members who are also members of the National class association. 

The results of this survey will be provided to everyone prior to the December fleet meeting.

Owners Meeting (Oct 3) / Social (Oct 24)

Guys and Gals,

Please save the following dates:
Oct 3 Friday, We will have an owners meeting to discuss the remainder of this season, next season and most importantly any proposals we want as a fleet to send to the Ex Com for voting on this year.Place and time will be announced shortly

Oct 24th Friday, Fleet 1 will host a Fall Social and Worlds debrief. The time and place of this will be announced but plan on bringing your crew and any folks interested in the J70 fleet and class..

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.