This is the home of the largest Cruising One Design Fleet on the Chesapeake Bay. The J105 Fleet has the highest average number of starters, year after year, enjoying a camaraderie unmatched in any other one design fleet. Anyone looking for a great experience racing their boat should look at the J105. The rules and boat are family friendly and geared to make the sport of sail boat racing as friendly to the wallet as it is to the psyche. If you are considering a new boat or starting out with your first boat take a look at the J105.
Watch Races Live or Replay on Kattack . Click here to link to a current J/105 Live Play through Kattack. Select the feed name (ex: J105Fleet3) for the Live Event you want to see. To Replay events click on the name from the Regatta List.
Annapolis NOOD. May 3-5. 18 boats competed in the three days of racing. The J105s were on a new race course this year, Division 4, south of Thomas Point, and run by Annapolis Yacht Club. It was a long 1+ hour, each way, motor/sail from Annapolis harbor, but it was well worth it. Day One saw ENE winds, 12-16 kts, and the MBE syndicate on Veloce, coming out on top with finishes of 1, 1, 3. Day Two winds were a little lighter, NE 8-12 kts, and Mirage posted the top finishes with 2, 1, 8. Day Three started out overcast and cold, feeling more like a Frostbite race than one in May. Chad Gilpin and his team on Dark Star came out on top of Day Three with a very impressive day of 4, 1, 5. Mirage was the overall winner ,with a total of 33 points in the 8 races sailed. They were the only boat to score all top ten finishes. The top five were: Mirage (33), Veloce (45), Inigo (52), A Train (56), and Tenacious (57). For complete daily and final results, visit the Results page.
Spring NASS. April 14. There was nice turnout (8 boats) for the first race of the season. The overall standings were close, with 3 points separating the top four boats. Bat IV came out on top with consistent finishes (2, 2), Helios was second (5, 1), A Train was third (3,3), and Inigo was fourth (1,6).
Dog House did a repeat and is the 2nd Half Frostbite winner. Team Bremer, Carter, and Libby, tallied 16 points in 11 races (one throwout). Carl and Scott Gitchell on Tenacious, were 2nd with 26 points. Andrew Kennedy on Bat IV was 3rd with 36 points.
Dog House is the 1st Half Frostbite winner. The Arthur Libby, Tom Carter, and John Bremer syndicate on Dog House had a very impressive 16 point total (after two throwouts) in the 12 race series. They were followed by the Gitchell twins on Tenacious (30 pts) and Greg and Steve Sunshine on Helios (35 pts). The 2nd Half Frostbite starts on February 3, 2013, and ends on March 17, 2012. Check out the results of the 1st Half Frostbite.
Bat IV is the 2012 Chesapeake Cup winner. Congratulations to Andrew Kennedy and the Bat IV team, which amassed 143 points over 16 events. Mirage was second with 130 points.
Mirage is the 2012 High Point Champion. Congratulations to Cedric Lewis and Fredrik Salvesen, and the Mirage team for their 4th High Point Championship (2003, 2007, 2009, 2012). Jack Biddle and Rum Puppy (HP winner 2006 and 2004) were in the runner’s up position.
Fleet and Class Dues need to be renewed. Class dues can be done through www.j105.org or through the Fleet 3 renewal. The Fleet 3 renewal form is available here.
Frostbite is under way with 14 boats registered. See the Results page for details. The boats will be using Kattack race tracking on a trial program getting ready for full time tracking in the 2013 season.
Fleet 3 will be running an enhanced new championship series (J/105 Chesapeake Cup) this year in addition to the traditional CBYRA High Point. The scoring will be total boats beaten in all the designated high point events, plus 1 point for starting, and 1 point for finishing. There will be a minimum of 10 events to qualify. This format rewards participation as well as performance. The awards will go to the top 5 places. Scoring will be updated weekly on the Results page.
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