Monday, March 2, 2015

J/111 Worlds Registration Open!

J/111 Worlds logo(Newport, Rhode Island)- The second annual J/111 World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island is garnering tremendous enthusiasm from 111 teams.  Several boats are participating from the United Kingdom, including the current J/111 World Champion SHMOKIN JOE owned by Duncan McDonald and Phil Thomas.  Plus, an Australian team from way Down Under is making the trek to sail in Newport as well as a top Canadian team is coming down from the north.  At this stage, over twenty boats have committed to participate, including teams from across America (New England, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast).

J/111s sailing Worlds off Cowes, EnglandIda Lewis YC is hosting the regatta with support & logistics from Sail Newport from June 15th to 19th (Monday to Friday), 2015.  Registration is now open on the regatta site here.  Charter boats are available as well as “split team boats” (4 local crew + 4 visiting crew- a great way to reduce costs, have fun and sail the Worlds!).

Immediately before the Worlds, the New York YC will be hosting their 161st NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex from June 12th to 14th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get in excellent practice at the regatta venue and treat it as a “Pre-Worlds” warm-up for your team!  You can learn more about the NYYC Annual Regatta here.

And, for those intrepid adventurers, the following week Storm Trysail Club is hosting their 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week from June 21st to 26th out of the New Harbor in Block Island, Rhode Island.  More STC Block Island Race Week information is available here.   Sailing photo credits- Tim Wright/  For more J/111 World Championship sailing and registration information