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2018 J/24 U.S. National Championship September 7- 9, 2018

 

The annual host of the J/24 Downeast Regatta and host of the 2015 J/24 North American Championships, J/24 Fleet 43 with Portland Yacht Club and Handy Boat Service are again planning an epic sailing regatta for the 2018 J/24 U.S. National Championship to be held September 7th, 8th and 9th 2018 in Falmouth, Maine

Like the 2015 NAs there will be a 50 boat cap and with registration already opened on Oct. 1st there are 9 boats registered. Make sure to register today to get your spot in this great event. Also be registering today you get the best price for you entry of just $418!

Included in your entry fee will be: 5 dinner tickets to our Saturday Lobster Bake, 5 dinner tickets to the BBQ dinner on Friday, Pizza Party on Sunday during haul out and awards, Free Beer and Rum all weekend, Launch and Haul, Mooring, Awards (daily, overall, special), breakfast all weekend, Live music Friday and Saturday evenings and much more

Click here to visit the event website and to register NOW!

 

Fall Series at Port Credit YC starts Saturday, October 14

Fall Series at Port Credit YC starts Saturday, October 14

 

Port Credit Yacht Club

2017 – Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

2017 District Fall SeriesRegister your trailer and vessel with the Harbour Master when you drop your boat off at the club. If it is “after hours”, then leave the details in the mail box in front of the harbour office or send an e-mail.

Registered & participating vessels will receive in water mooring on E-dock
Note: Boats may launch early morning (before 8am) and haul in the evening provided they do not interfere with haul out operations. Vessels on trailers are to be moved and stored in the Learn to Sail area.

All visiting vessels must be removed from PCYC seven days after the last race. Any vessel remaining on PCYC property or brought on site and is not participating will be charged applicable storage fees.

CONTACTS:

  • J24 Fleet Captains: Joe joeymac@sympatico.ca
  • Melges20 Fleet Captain: Rhonda rhondapcyc@gmail.com
  • Race Committee (Kristina): RaceCommittee@PCYC.net
  • Harbour Master: Mike Simec 905-278-7911 ext.245, harbourmaster@pcyc.net

FEES, REGISTRATION & WAIVER:

  • $20 per day or $40 Fall Series Package
  • To register your boat, please email Race Committee & Fleet Captains with the Boat Name, Sail Number and Skipper Contact information. All boats must be registered and in the water by October 14th.
  • Must have 5+ Boats to race – contact katiecolemannicoll@rogers.com
  • Each boat participating MUST complete PCYC Racing Waiver [will be emailed upon registering]

SCHEDULE OF RACING:

  • **Potential Clinic by Thomas Fogh on October 15th at 11:00am**
  • Sunday October 15, Sunday October 22, October 29
  • Sunday November 5, SATURDAY November 11
  • Three races scheduled each day, wind permitting.
  • First warning is at 12:30pm.

RULES:

  • The series will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). RRS 26, 27, 29.1 and 33 are changed as follows:
  • Marks are Yellow/ Orange tetrahedrons. Legs are approx. 0.5–1.0 NM
  • The Start Line is between the two Start Marks, the R/C boat counts as an obstruction.
  • The weather mark may be placed after the start of the first race.
  • Start Sequence will be as defined in RRS 26 with an “I” Flag start as defined by RRS 30.1. Each Fleet may have their own start based on the number of boats.
  • Over Early – RRS 29.1 and/or Hail by R/C on VHF 71.
  • Buoys to Port, around the weather mark, thru the Start Line (gate), around the weather mark, thru the Finish Line (Buoys to Port), unless shortened by the R/C.
  • Change of Course: Watch for “C” flag on R/C boat and sound signals.

PROTESTS:

  • If there is damage, protests must be filed with the R/C within one half hour of R/C docking.
  • If there is no damage, R/C decision is final. This changes all of Part 5, except RRS: 69, 70, and 71.

SCORING:

  • Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A, as modified here:
  • Season Championship based on all races completed with one drop for every five races (no rounding).

PRIZES:

  • Race: free beer. “However” R/C has discretion on awarding prizes.
  • Fall Series Overall: TBD

Three Canadian boats in top ten at driveHG.ca 2017 World Championships

Three Canadian boats in top ten at driveHG.ca 2017 World Championships

Hurricanes Jose and Maria had done their devastating work in the Caribbean and Florida which creating a wonderful weather high in the Great Lakes region that was to last almost 3 weeks. With that high also came lack of wind, high temperatures and sun filled skies, which are wonderful if you are on a beach vacation, but not so much when you are trying to run the driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship inMississauga, Canada on Lake Ontario.

 

Overall winners -Team Clear Air – Jon Messenger, Rossi Milev, Gayle Gray, Mark Goodyear, Jeremy  Edwards

PRO Pat Lymburner accomplished a phenomenal feat but actually getting off 8 races in five days – only having to abandon 2 races when the wind completely shut off in the playing field and current was bringing the boats away from their intended marks. It was a tough regatta for many competitors. Fortunately, many competitors were able to cool off in the waters of Lake Ontario (historically even too cold to swim in even at the end of August) and enjoyed the social aspect of the world stage gathering. The pick-up ball hockey tournament on Tuesday after racing came down to the Canadians vs the Americans in the play-offs. Cut throat games of pool took the place of boats on the water at the Crooked Cue on Thursday night, and dancing was a great way to relieve stress to the tunes of the Soul FUNkshun and the Soul Mates on Friday and Saturday nights.

The scene was set with more than 15 boats comprised of past world, North/South American, European, National and Mid-Winter champions who could win the championship in a field of 63 boats from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the United States. From the oldest competitor, American Tony Parker (72) to the youngest, Canadian Aidan Dennis (14) the race was on.

In the end, only one point separated the first and second place boats as they battled it out in the last race which was finally abandoned at the leeward gates when all the boats converged in a dying breeze before trying to heading up to the finish.

Day Three Race Commentary by Chris Howell, IJCA:

If good things come to those who wait, then Evan Petley-Jones from Halifax, Nova Scotia is the perfect example on day three of the driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship. The teams waited out multiple hours of an on-water postponement, hoping for enough breeze to get a start off. Finally around 3:30 p.m., light winds allowed two more races to be completed, which brought into effect the discard. Petley-Jones sailing Lifted, leap into first place overall, able to drop a 39 from race 1. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet from Washington, DC fell to second place with 32 points. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen from Jamestown, Rhode Island launched up to third. Six races are now finalized. The competitors started race 5 in about 5 knots, when Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta from Japan collected the win. Mollicone and Ted Bartlewski’s Drivers Wanted from Mississauga, Ontario followed.

After 6 races Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet (Bow 23) remained in the top two throughout the championship, even without the drop. Tony Parker of Washington D.C., is the most seasoned racer on the course, sailing 1978 hull #58, testimony to the J/24’s quality and ruggedness, and the skill and consistency of Tony and his crew at this event. Tony is a five-time winner of the J/24 US East Coast Championship (which he has sailed 38 times!).

In the end, only one point separated the first and second place boats as they battled it out in the last race which was finally abandoned at the leeward gates when all the boats converged in a dying breeze before trying to heading up to the finish.  Rossi Milev from Mississauga, Ontario sailing Clear Air battled back after a devastating 46th place in the first race to win the overall championship with only 47 points and one point ahead of Tony Parker with 48 points. Canadians Evan Petley-Jones finished off the week in 4th place with 68 points followed by Ted Bartelewski and team in 6th with 71 points.

After many years with his team of Mark Goodyear, Jeremy Edwards, Gayle Grey and Jon Messenger, Rossi Milev finally came to the pinnacle of his career with a win that has eluded him for many years to the delight of the home crowd at the Port Credit Yacht Club – how sweet is that!

In 4th place overall – Team Lifted – Evan Petley-Jones, Peter Soosalu, Matt Soosalu, Ben Maloney, Ross Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

In 6th placed overall – Team Drivers Wanted – Robert Durek, Mac and Brigitta, Ted Bartlewski, Irek Zubko

Complete results may be found at: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=2934

 

Lifted wins Canadian J/24 Nationals in Quebec for second year in a row

Lifted wins Canadian J/24 Nationals in Quebec for second year in a row

 

J-24 Canadian Championship
Beaconsfield Yacht Club | July 20-23, 2017

J-24 (7 boats) (top)
Series Standing – 7 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, July 23, 2017 1:25:12 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos,Bow/Sail, Boat, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. 3 / Can4025, Lifted, Evan Petley Jones, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, 1-1-1-1-1-1-[2]- ; 6
2. 4 / 1947, , Nicolas Mabboux, Pointe Claire, [6]-2-2-3-2-2-4- ; 15
3. 6 / CAN3729, A-salt, Edmond Rees, BC, 2-4-[5]-2-4-5-3- ; 20
4. 5 / 3366, Premature Grey, Stephan Blais, PCYC, 3-5-4-5-5-3-[6]- ; 25
5. 7 / 2577, A1, Thomas Taylor, Dalhousie YC, 4-3-3-4-[8/UFD]-7-5- ; 26
6. 1 / CAN3474, The PeaceMaker, Lee Grant, Hudson Yacht Club, [7]-7-7-7-3-6-1- ; 31
7. 2 / 2767, Zissou, Jesse Henderson, BYC, 5-6-6-6-[8/DNC]-4-7- ; 34

 

Will Welles wins North American Championships – top Canadian Rossi Milev

Will Welles wins North American Championships – top Canadian Rossi Milev

top Canadian team - RM - 2016 NAsIt couldn’t have been any tighter at the top of the leaderboard at the J/24 driveHG.ca North American Championship at Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. After all nine races, Will Welles’ Cougar and Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger/Sea Bags Sailing Team were tied at 28 points, with Welles winning the tie-breaker and the Championship. Local Rossi Milev on Clear Air placed third with 49 points. Race 8 started in shifty northwesterly winds building through 15 knots, with Welles taking the bullet to move into first overall. Race Committee PRO Pat Lymburner, with one more race available, posted course number 5 with the fleet finishing in front of Port Credit Yacht Club. Race 9 saw Todd Fedysyzn first, Odenbach in third and Welles in sixth—just enough to secure the overall victory. The Masters Trophy went to Chris Stone’s Velocidad. Top female was Natalie Harden’s Giggles. Top Junior was Michael Howarth’s Mr. H.
Top Five Overall:
• 1st Place: Will Welles, Cougar (28 points)
• 2nd Place: Travis Odenbach, HoneyBadger/Sea Bags Sailing Team (28 points)
• 3rd Place: Rossi Milev, Clear Air (49 points)
• 4th Place: Evan Petley-Jones, Lifted (53 points)
• 5th Place: Aidan Glackin, Mental Floss (60 points)
The IJCA and Port Credit Yacht Club look forward to seeing everyone for the 2017 J/24 World Championship. Forty-six boats competed in this three-day event, and complete results may be found at http://2016j24nac.org/.

Photo of team Clear Air by Alex Byczko