As the season ramps up, here are some local resources for coaching, repairs, and rigging options.
Resources for coaches:
Geoff Becker firstname.lastname@example.org,410-703-9136
Kristen Berry email@example.com 410-599-3542
Zeke Horwitz firstname.lastname@example.org 941-232-3984
Scott Steele email@example.com 443-255-6797
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, http://www.northpointyachtsales.com/
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.
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.
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|
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
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!)
http://evite.me/sT17yTPqsn ( Evite )
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 9:30 AM
North Sails One Design
317 Chester AvenueAnnapolis, MD 21403
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
I wanted to get a feel for who is planning on sailing the Turkey Bowl on the 18th of November
( No entry fee required, just need a feel for your level of commitment): Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading