Tuesday, March 4, 2014

J/111 West Coast Circuit Update

J/111 sailing San Francisco Bay (San Francisco, CA)- This year the J/111 class has burst onto San Francisco Bay with a one-design schedule for the new Fleet 5 racing season.  It looks like 7-8 boats will be on the line. Three new boats are in various stages of development and “Mental” (now renamed BIG BLAST) is just landing from her long ride out from Chicago. Here’s the J/111 schedule for 2014:
  • Mar 15-16- Spring One Design Regatta- St Francis YC
  • Apr 5-6- J/Fest Regatta- St Francis YC
  • Apr 26-27- Vallejo Race-  Vallejo YC
  • Jun 7-8- June Invitational- St Francis YC
  • Aug 2-3- Second Half Opener- Encinal YC
  • Aug 22-24- Aldo Alessio Regatta- St Francis YC
  • Sep 11-14- Rolex Big Boat Series- St Francis YC
  • Oct 25- Great Pumpkin Regatta- Richmond YC
One of the newer boats in the fleet, MADMEN Racing, was out on the Bay putting their J/111 through the paces last year.  Check out some of their YouTube sailing video action from Frisco right here.

For more information regarding the J/111 Fleet 5 one-design program, please contact Norm Davant at Sail California- ph# 510-523-8500 or email- norman@sailcal.com