Sunday, September 18, 2016

J/105 Canadian Championship Preview

J/105s sailing downwind (Toronto, ONT)- The J/105 Canadian Championships is taking place at the Royal Canadian YC from September 15th - 18th, 2016. A total of 9 races are planned for the seventeen-boat fleet. Up to four races may be held on any race day. The sailors can expect the volunteers and staff at RCYC to roll out the proverbial red carpet, something the RCYC is famous for as one of the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs.

The star-studded fleet that has assembled includes Terry McLaughlin (Canadian Flying Dutchman Olympic Medallist, 2015 J/105 North American Champion and two-time New York YC Invitational Cup Champion) sailing with his friend Rod Wilmer on MANDATE.  Other top Canadian crews include past J/105 North American Champion Jim Rathbun on HEY JUDE; Mike Mountford’s LIVE EDGE (a past Canadian J/105 Champion); Gavin Disney’s THE USUAL SUSPECTS; and Peter McDermott Hall’s JAMAICA ME CRAZY. Many of these crews will see this event as a good warm-up for the upcoming 2016 J/105 North American Championship being sailed in mid-October at Larchmont YC in Larchmont, New York.  For more J/105 Canadian Championship sailing information