Förra året fick man bara ihop entyp på “The Great Lakes” men i år verkar det hända desto mer. Med 70 båtar i vattnet så finns det bra förutsättningar, även om det tar tid att etablera en klass… Vi inleder vår karriär i klassen på Spi Ouest i påsk där man hoppas på 10-15 båtar.
The International J/111 Regatta Schedule for 2012 is outlined below for one-design and offshore events for J/111s located in Europe (UK/ Ireland/ France/ Sweden) and for the Americas (East, Pacific, Great Lakes).
The J/111 has already achieved phenomenal race results under IRC, ORR and PHRF handicap systems including class wins at the Round the Island Race, Cowes Week, Key West Race Week and Annapolis Race Week, to name just a few. However, the intention has always been to launch an International One Design Class as soon as a viable number of J/111s had been sold and were out on the water racing. This point has now been reached: over seventy-five J/111s have been sold and fifty of these are already sailing!
The J/111 Class has been created as a true one-design Class where the real test when raced is between crews and not boats and equipment. The fundamental objective of the J/111 class rules is to ensure this concept is maintained. J/111 hulls, appendages and rigs are only be produced by a licensed manufacturer (every single boat is weighed on a load-cell prior to leaving the factory) and all J/111 sails measurement will be controlled under the ISAF Certification system.
The J/111 Class Association will initially be administered by both J/Boats in Newport and Key Yachting Ltd in the UK for the J/111 owners on an international basis. The intent is to have the formalized J/111 Class organization operating by Fall 2012 by J/111 owners. For more information on the J/111 or on the regatta schedule detailed below, please contact Becci Eplett at Key Yachting Ltd or J/Boats Newport.
In addition, we suggest you look at Peter Gustafsson's BLUR.SE, he’s sailing the European circuit, and the French LE JOUET websites for an example of how teams are organizing in Europe. A J/111 Class website will be on-line soon.
Mar 18-Apr 29 – Warsash Spring Series
Apr 5-9 – SPI Ouest France
Apr 28 – Tour de Belle-Ile
May 18-20 – Vice Admiral's Cup
May 25-28 – Grand Prix Crouesty
Jun 1-5 – Record SNSM
Jun 9-10 – Royal Southern YC Regatta
Jun 30 – JP Morgan Round the Island Race
Jul 7-13 – Cork Week
Jul 25-28 – J-Cup 2012
Aug 11-18 – Cowes Week & J/111 Europeans
East Coast Circuit
May 4-6 – Annapolis SW NOOD
Jun 8-10 – NYYC Annual Regatta
Jul 13-15 – SailNewport Regatta
Jul 18-22 – NYYC Race Week & J/111 East Coasts
Aug 3-5 – Buzzards Bay Regatta
Aug 17-18 – Ida Lewis Distance Race
Pacific Coast Circuit
May 4-6 – Yachting Cup
May 25-26 – Spinnaker Cup
Jun 13-17 – Coastal Cup
Jun 22-2 – Long Beach Race Week
Jul 27-29 – Aldo Alessio Regatta
Sep 5-9 – Big Boat Series & J/111 Pacific Coasts
Future International Regattas:
2013 – J/111 European Championship, France
2013 – J/111 World Championship, USA
2014 – J/111 World Championship, UK