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
Please review the attached document detailing changes to the International J/70 Class Rules for 2016. These changes took effect at the beginning of February. The summary document can be accessed by clicking HERE.
I hope that everyone is as excited as I am for the upcoming racing season. As it stands now we have fully 76 racing days with J/70 fleet starts right in Annapolis on tap in 2016! You can link to the detailed schedule here [J70_2016_Schedule_Detail] or find the summary at: http://j70fleetone.com/2016-schedule/.
A few other items of note to discuss:
We will be holding an Annual Fleet Meeting on Sunday April 3rd at 1pm. Tentative location is the SSA Clubhouse. There is much to discuss and I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend.
The NOOD is fast approaching and our goal is to get 60 boats on the line this year. If you plan to sail please register ASAP at: http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1590 . Let all of the out of town boats know that this is going to be a serious event and that they can plan to come down with confidence!
If you are planning on coming from out of town and you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Extended Thursday Night Racing
While there are still some items left to work out, per our request, Jworld has graciously offered to host an extended Thursday Night Racing season in the month of September. This would consist of 3 to 4 additional weeks added on the traditional TNR season, which ends at the end of August.
2015/16 Results have been added to the results page!!!
If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly. I am looking forward to another exciting and rewarding season of J/70 racing. Hopefully everyone else is as well!
WitBig thanks to Jonathan Pollak making this happen!h 19 boats registered at this first time event, it looks to be a great event.
Regatta Page: http://www.severnsailing.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=549086&item_id=400722
Fleet One Party afterwards at 105 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis: 6 PM – 10 PM
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.
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.
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. http://www.cbyra.org/
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
There are still some questions that need answering on the schedule however please take a look at the DRAFT schedule on the website( http://j70fleetone.com/schedule/
) 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
All the best,
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,
J70 Fleet One Captain
Just a heads up and a reminder that the Voting meeting for National Class Rules Changes and Fleet 1 members is Tuesday Dec 2nd at the AYC Jr Building at 630pm.
Please plan to attend and make your voice heard.
Call or email with any questions.
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.