On a beautiful, cloudless, mid-March day, top US J/Boat dealer Howie McMichael recently stated “We have declared it spring at McMichael!”
His yard in Mamaroneck, NY on Western Long Island Sound is buzzing with activity with three brilliant new J/122s (pictured here) in the launch basin undergoing final commissioning, two more on the way & a J/109 waiting under the crane. In fact, virtually every J/Boat model ever introduced is likely already in the spring launch queue at the McM yard. A total of seven new J/122s are being prepared to compete for the first ever J/122 Class one-design event in conjunction with the upcoming American Yacht Club Spring Regatta. This event could turn out to be a virtual J/Fest with starts planned for the J/105, J/109 & J/44 classes in addition to the J/122. Complete regatta info is available at the American Yacht Club website here.
In the meantime we’ll agree with Howie… an early spring is here. Let’s go sailing!