• 2010-J/105 Canadian Championship - Jamaica Me Crazy

    Fleet 4 J/105 - 2010 Canadian Champions - Jamaica Me Crazy

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    Jamaica Me Crazy was crowned 2010 J105 Canadian Champions with after winning (22 points) this year’s J105 Canadians at CORK. Jamaica Me Crazy finished 3rd or better in eight of nine starts raced.  Second and third places went to by Re-Tern (28 points) and Planet B (31 points). Ten boats from Toronto and one from New York attended this outstanding event which was held in conjunction with the CORK Offshore and One Design Regatta held August 27 to 29 in Kingston, Ontario.



    JAMAICA
    ME CRAZY WINS 2010 J-105 CANADIANS AT CORK

    By: Peter Hall (Wheel) and Paul Milkman (Tactics, Jib)

    Final Sept 20th.2010

    Jamaica Me Crazy earned a victory (22 points) at this year’s J105 Canadian Championships finishing 3rd or better in eight of nine races.Second and third places were won by Re-Tern (28) and Planet B (31). Ten boats from Toronto and one from New York attended this outstanding event which was held in conjunction with the CORK Offshore and One Design Regatta held August 27 to 29 in Kingston, Ontario

    It’s apparently a J-105 tradition to allow the victor to write a true story about the racing, to brag a little bit and to get some coverage about the fleet. So here goes!

    First, some background. The course was positioned just off the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, with Wolf & Simcoe Islands making for some interesting wind, wave and current effects – all of which were not entirely understood. The conditions were ideal for the J105s and no one sailing the Canadians would deny that Kingston continues to be a world class sailing venue. At 10:00AM the winds were about 8 knots, at Noon they had built to 12 and by 2:00PM mostly from 15 to 18 knots with occasional gusts above that. Starting lines were mostly square with a slight current early in the day which increased as the wind built especially toward the north shore, or at least it appeared that way. The wind tended to back from the SW as the day progressed while the islands created some interesting ‘wind-pipe’ effects on the course.

    For those who haven’t sailed in the J105 fleet, we can report that this regatta, like every regatta this season, really showcased the great sailing, and quality crews that make the J105s a joy to race.Reasonably sized crews and budgets, the great camaraderie among the fleet, and the incredible venue at Kingston combined to make it all great fun.

    Day One

    In the first race Jamaica Me Crazy made a full speed pin start with one second to spare and sailed a hard left up the course. Three of us had raced here many years before and we all seemed to remember that left was the way to go in the Southwesterly. And being on course an hour before the start had reaffirmed that. A few minutes after the start we passed into a layer of disturbed air that made it feel like the strategy was wrong. But, after a tense few minutes we entered more stable and stronger air that slowly backed. After tacking to port upon closing in on Wolf Island we were slowly lifted up to the windward mark and in fact over-stood it. That, however, allowed us to crack off and boost the speed in flat water, leaving the fleet well behind. The downwind strategy was just the opposite, stay toward the north shore to pick up more current and downwind chop, but also staying in the stronger wind pipes that ebbed and flowed across the course. By mostly following this strategy for the second leg we finished more than 2 minutes ahead of the fleet. “Left was working”. We invented a new word to characterize the pride that we wanted to avoid: “hubrosity” was born, and we decided that one win should not go to our heads!

    The winds continued to build for the next two races of the day and this made for some minor adjustments to the strategy. The key was getting a good start and implementing the ‘left’ strategy successfully, because now there was a lot more knowledge among the fleet.Sonic Boom won the second race in a photo finish after taking and regaining the lead 3 times, and Re-Tern took the third race. Standings at the end of the day were: Jamaica (5 points), Re-Tern (8) and Red Port Left (11). As in the Tour de France, a yellow jersey was presented to Jamaica Me Crazy. And yes the skipper had to wear this all night or buy a round of drinks to anyone who spotted him without it on.While we were worried about the jersey raising our ‘hubrosity’ factor, we accepted the honor and bore the weight.

    Day Two

    The yellow jersey a beacon, also required wear during the race, made Jamaica a target.The four races of the day, in winds from 12 and up to 23 knots, gave us the most demanding day of the series. And in many ways, this was the hardest and the best racing of the season.

    Planet B won the 1st race of the day, Hey Jude the 2nd and 4th races and Re-Tern the 3rd. Standings at the end of the day were Re-Tern (16 points), Jamaica Me Crazy (17) and Planet B (28). Hey Jude had found her ‘mojo’ and was one point behind in 4th place.Re-Tern had a fantastic race day.The stage was now set for the four top boats to determine the outcome of this regatta.

    But it was nearing sundown and time for the Fleet to dine together at the Kingston Yacht Club.David Shaver of Re-Tern was now wearing the yellow jersey – and under a lot of pressure because not only was he the organizer of the entire event, but a new father, a new home owner and the potential champion!The Re-Tern team did a classy job of running the party putting lots of creativity into choosing the ‘gag gift’ awards. Planet B started a rumor, repeated by many, that Re-Tern would be required to host a month-long Kingston racing series every August. Everyone is clearly in favor of this, and we look forward to someone informing Dave…

    Day Three

    Re-Tern having inherited ‘the yellow curse’ of regatta leader was now the target. Unwisely, and coincidently, the Jamaica Me Crazy crew donned their bright lime green team shirts – “all the better to be spotted early on the start line” as one race official gleefully commented. We weren’t going to get away with anything.

    Two deciding races were held that final day, as two race within a race scenarios were developing.Re-Tern and Jamaica had the 1-2 battle while Hey Jude and Planet B were going to duke it out for the 3rd podium spot with RedPortLeft (the winners of the CORK Long Distance race) and others still in the hunt. Both races were largely decided in the starting area. To leeward of Re-Tern at the first start of the day, we were able to pinch them off (see photo). They had to tack to port, ducking several boats. Hey Jude, sharpening her skills in preparation for the J105 North Americans, won the start on our lee bow to take 1st place. Planet B placed 2nd after a terrific duel with Jamaica. In the last race Jamaica took 2nd place and Planet B with a first had won its podium duel with Hey Jude.

    At that moment the possible became certainty. Jamaica Me Crazy had won the Canadians and the previously dreaded yellow jersey was now proudly worn. Perhaps a tiny bit of ‘hubrosity’ had set in.

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    Start line squeeze at the pin soon developed as a favored move to head left – it did not always work. In this critical Race 8 start, Hey Jude lee-bows Jamaica Me Crazy, who in tern takes control of Re-Tern, with Jude coming out in dominant position over both.Photo Courtesy: Geoff Websterwww.photoone.smugmug.com

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    Windward mark rounding: Jamaica Me Crazy followed by Planet B and Thunderstruck.Photo Courtesy: Geoff Websterwww.photoone.smugmug.com

    Kingston Bill Trophies

     

     

    J105 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

    CORK Offshore 2010

    Rank

    Boat

    SailNo

    Club

    Skipper

    Total

    1

    Jamaica Me Crazy

    158

    RCYC

    Peter Hall

    22.0

    2

    Return

    CAN 73

    RCYC

    David Shaver

    28.0

    3

    Planet B

    54315

    RCYC

    Stuart Kilpatrick

    31.0

    4

    Hey Jude

    CAN110

    RCYC

    James Rathbun

    35.0

    5

    RedPortLeft

    USA62

    YYC

    Marty McKenna

    42.0

    6

    Sonic Boom

    54858

    RCYC

    Ian Farquharson

    43.0

    7

    Thunderstruck

    358

    RCYC

    Andrew Moor

    58.0

    8

    Tusk

    677

    RCYC

    Ted Weir

    68.0

    9

    Sentient

    560

    RCYC

    Mike Chapman

    80.0

    10

    Scotch Rocks

    CAN 642

    MCC

    Bob Fler

    90.0

    11

    Another Hazard

    339

    AYC

    Peter Wolniak

    97.0

     


     

     

     

  • 2011 J/105 Canadian Championship Regatta Information

     

    2011 J105 Canadian at RCYC - Retern 2011 Canadian Champions

    Re:Tern 2011 J/105 Canadian Champions

    Final Day:  The 2011 J/105 Championship, the premier racing event of the J/105 Fleet 4 season was awarded to Dave Shaver's Retern, also winner of the 2007 edition.

    This year's Championship war flag was well earned in one of the closest events for the season and of past record.  Second place went to Jamaica Me Crazy, last year's winner whilst third place went to Hey Jude.  Final Results

    The three day event was the perfect test for J/105 sailing out of Toronto, with variable wind conditions from moderate (Friday and Sunday) to high waves Saturday, current and oscillating wind directions, testing sailing and strategy of all the top crews. Of note Sunday's racing which saw Sentient, displacing from the day winner podium any of the four top contender boats this weekend.  Sunday's racing, did not disappoint, with the final winners consolidating their respective positions on the very last two legs of the regatta.  
     

    Day2. Consistency wins the day as Jamaica Me Crazy takes over the lead. Retern and Planet B follow. Saturday's stronger breeze (15-12 knts for the first race) complemented with a veerying wind and rollers set the stage on this four race day. The fleet was again very close at all marks, and many boats on the fray until the end. There were no repeat winners with Trident and The Usual Suspects winning individual races. Again Endeauvor and Sentient had great races today.

    Day1. Three points separate the top 4 boats, with Planet B, leading after day 1.  Retern, Hey Jude and Jamaica Me Crazy were most consistent in the three race opening day.  Wind veered to the right by 30 degrees gradually throught the day which topped at 10 knts early in the first race. RC lead by Mike Milner did a fantastic job, which saw a first, no OCS for any of the thirteen starters. Races were extremely close and the Kattack views of the third race should fascinating as the boats approached the first windward mark in true big boat, big regatta style a wall of boats!

    2011 NOR: (PDF) | Registration: (PDF)  | Crew Eligibility: (PDF) | Safety Sign-OFF: (PDF) |  Sail Declaration(PDF) | Regatta Program here J105-2011CAChampHD

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    Happy sailing, David Shaver


    J105 Logo (TM) 2011 J105 Canadians (cont'd)

    Dave Shaver, the J105 Canadians Chair, has organized a great event sponsored by

    The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, J105 Fleet 4 Lake Ontario Class Association, Steam Whistle Brewery, North Sails, Evolution Sailmakers, Matt Johnston Rigging

    Please use the links below or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use the READ MORE sections for greater detail

    Thanks for all your help with this event. Just to confirm the entry process, which we understand you will be helping with is as follows,

    1) Entry Forms - link  RCYC Website download the PDF 

    2) Inspection Times - Boats will be calling RCYC Sailing Office to book a time for Thursday Sept 8. Kathleen will book time slots form 9 to 3PM - The inspection team will be able to do 3 boats per hour with 3 separate teams.

    3) Other Forms - to complete registration each boat will need to complete the following three forms and give to you (attached below)

    a) Sail Declaration: Print and sign (PDF) J105 Class Sail Declaration Form.pdf

    b) Crew Weight and Waiver (Kathleen will print and keep a copy for each boat to record crew weights at the crew weigh-in) 

    Print and sign (PDF)  2011_J105_CND_CREW.pdf 

    c) Boat Inspection Sign Off (Peter Hall and his team will be doing the inspections and we will get the completed forms to you)

    Print and sign (PDF) 2011_J105_CND_BOAT_INSPECTION_SIGNOFF.pdf

    The sailing office will print additional copies in case boats don’t bring their own printed copies to the island.

    4) Crew Weigh-in - Scheduled for Thursday Sept 8 from 2 PM to 6 PM and Friday Sept 9 from 8:30 to 9:10 AM at the sailing office.

    Please take each crew members weight and have them sign the waiver form.

    5) Registration is schedule for Thursday Sept 8 from 2 to 6 PM. I would expect most boats to register in advance but the cut off is 6 PM.  

    Each entered boat should be provided an entry package which includes the Sailing Instructions, 6 Dinner Tickets and 12 Beverage control cards.  

    6) Skippers Meeting: Set for 6:30 PM - Venue to be announced.



    It looks like 13 boats are registered to date. If you are not registered please do so now with Kathleen at the RCYC Sailing Office  416 934 4435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The forms needed are on the J105 website. 
     
    Here's what we plan to do on Inspection Day. 
    • One of three Inspection Teams will visit your boat so stay at your dock or assigned place and please be aboard at the time shown below. Visiting boats please contact me with location. 
    • Inspection will include several items including the J105 Class Minimum Required Equipment required (See Attached) So make sure your boat is prepared.
    • Complete the forms you need beforehand. Make sure you have aboard (a) sail tags on your sails all ready to be checked and that they jive with the official sail tag list on the www.j105.org website ("no tag no use"), (b) the J105 Class Sail Declaration Form; and (c) a valid Boat Weight Certificate and all lead weights properly attached and all equipment required on board per the certificate.
    • Make sure you have at least 1/2 tank of fuel aboard to pass inspection. And remember you have to complete the racing with at least 1/2 tank of fuel so better to make it 3/4 tank.

    The schedule for Inspections is below.

    Boats who have not requested a time slot have been allocated one. Please have your boat and forms ready.
     
    11:00AM -   Jamaica Me Crazy     Hey Jude      Planet B
    12:00PM -   Another Hazard      
    01:00PM - Scotch Rocks     Endevour      Voodoo Magic
    02:00PM - Trident     Sentient     Tusk
    03:00PM - Re-Tern   Thunderstruck  The Usual Suspects
    You will also need to get your crew weigh-in completed on Thursday afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00 or Friday morning 08:30 to 09:10.  Please see Kathleen at the Sailing Office. Make sure each skipper and crew sign off on the Skipper & Crew Waiver Form and your total weight is below max of 475 kg.NB: there will be on the water inspections by the PRO this year. Make sure all your required equipment is aboard, your lifelines properly tensioned and that you complete the race with at least 1/2 tank of fuel. Penalties will be per the Sailing Instructions.

    Here's to good luck, fun and fair racing

    Peter Hall


    Weigh Schedule

    We have reserved the Travel-Lift at RCYC for Tuesday August 30 to haul out these boats and weigh them - probably starting right after lunch if we have no more that 4 - 5 boats. This is the only time to get this done, it costs, takes us away from work, and requires a special jig and a rented scale. So don't miss getting on the 2011 Canadians Racecourse in September and contact me right away to make your reservation so you will have your Boat Weight Certificate in time.

    Again this year Dan O'Dwyer and I are your Measurers so help us get this done on time - please hit the reply button and write "Book me"! Boats named above - you are hereby respectfully notified!

    We are also looking for volunteers (skippers and crew) to help do the Inspections throughout the day on Thursday Sept 8 - the day before the racing begins. So come on out with your crew to get your boat race ready and volunteer for 3 hours or more and get some exercise checking certificates, sail tags, etc. to help make this easy for all.

    Peter Hall


    J105 Logo (TM)PROGRAM 

    2011 J105 Canadian Championships

    Schedule of Events        

    Thursday, September 8: Registration, Inspection and Opening Ceremonies           
    0900 – 1600    Inspection           
    1400 – 1800    Registration and Crew Weigh-In at RCYC Island Sailing Office           
    1830              Skippers Meeting at RCYC Island Sailing office           
    1900              Informal Cook Out (Thursday BBQ available, not included in event fee)             
    Friday, September 9th: First Day of Competition           
    0830 – 0910    Weigh-In at RCYC Island Sailing Office
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1050**           Warning 1st Race           
    1800-1900*     Daily Prizes and Post Race Crew Appreciation on Front Lawn ***             
    Saturday, September 10th: Second Day of Competition           
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1050**           Warning 1st Race           
    1830              Championship Cocktails/Dinner & prizes in Dining Room***            
    Sunday, September 11th: Third Day of Competition, Awards and Closing           
    Ceremonies           
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1025**          Warning 1st Race           
    1500*             Post Race Crew Appreciation Cocktails on Front Lawn ***           
    1600*             Awards and Closing Ceremonies            

    The above schedule is subject to change

            * Post race activities will begin shortly after boats have returned to the club docks.
    ** A total of 9 races are planned. Up to four races may be held on any race day.
       No race will start on Friday or Saturday after 1600 hrs and on Sunday after 1500 hrs.
        *** Designated social events: 6 tickets per boat are included with registration for the post race crew appreciation cocktails and the Saturday dinner.    
     
    Canadian’s Dinner
    Sat. Sept 10 @ 1830 RCYC Dinning Room
    Fleet 4 hosts tonight’s dinner and the daily awards  6 Dinner Tickets per boat are included in the entry fee with a reservation confirmed upon receipt of the entry fee.   
    Additional tickets may be purchased. Please inform the RCYC sailing office ( 416 934 4435 or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require additional dinner tickets by Tuesday September 6th Dress is smart casual - collared shirts & slacks (no jeans please)
     


    2010 J105 Canadians. Race Summary - Here

  • 2011-J/105 Canadian Champions - Re:tern

    2011 J/105 Canadian Championship

    The 2011 J/105 Championship, the premier racing event of the J/105 Fleet 4 season was awarded to Dave Shaver's Retern, also winner of the 2007 edition.

    This year's Championship war flag was well earned in one of the closest events for the season and of past record. Second place went to Jamaica Me Crazy, last year's winner whilst third place went to Hey Jude.

    Final Results | 2011 Photo Album | Regatta Results | Fleet Standings| RCYC Club Championshipeye4photos Photos | Emma Farquharson's Photos

  • 2010 J/105 Canadian Championship - Jamaica Me Crazy

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    Jamaica Me Crazy, maintains her 2010 outstanding season with her first J105 Canadians Championship, and a very convincing win, finishing 3rd or better in 8 of 9 total races scored! Re:Tern was second and Planet B was third. Both finished with at least two bullets, one less than Hey Jude.

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    Jamaica Me Crazy: 2010 J105 Canadian Champions. (with Green Shirts) Jessica Perraton, Vicky Hall, Paul Milkman, Marco Pronto (not in the photo), Peter Hall, Pamela Campbell and Alan Corrance.

    A fabulous time was had by all in Kingston. All the rumours about strong wind and great sailing conditions are true. It was an excellent regatta.
    At 10 am when we were tuning up the winds were 8 - 10 knots
    At 11 - 12 during the first race they were 10 - 12 knots
    At 12:30 - 1:30 they were 12 - 14 knots
    At 2:00 - 3:00 they were 15 -18 knots
    At 3:30 - 4:30 they were 19 - 22 knots
    Followed the same pattern every day. Great sailing with lots of awesome moments

    2nd Place Re:TERN - Photos
    3rd Place Planet B - Photos

    Link to Regatta Photos - J105 Class

    CORK Online Registration

    Registration -  All Classes

    Registered Participants

    Boats Registered

    CORK Notice of Race - NOR

    CORK NOR -  All Classes

    2010 NOR - J105 Class Only

     J105 NOR Only - (PDF Only)

    2010 Sailing Instructions

     SIs

    2010 Mimimum Required Equipment

     Safety Sign-OFF - PDF Version

    2010 Crew Sign-off

    Crew Eligibility -PDF Version

    2010 Measurement & Signoff

     Measure Sign-OFF- PDF Versio

    Regatta Race Information:

    Hey Jude at 2009 Canadian ChampionshipsFleet 4 and CORK are proud to welcome the J105 Fleet for the 2010 Canadian Championships, August 27-29 as part of CORK Offshore in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

    5-08-2010 The forms for compliance at the Canadians have been updated are attached and posted on the J/105 Canadian's website.  There will be no formal measurement process with the exception of spot inspections during the regatta.  Each owner will be responsible for submitting the attached forms (Crew Waiver, Minimum Required Equipment and Owner Sign Off with sail tag numbers) to the CORK Registration office in Kingston prior to 9 AM on the first day of Racing (Preferably before hand to my attention via email in PDF). Also, boats that do not have valid boat weight certificate should speak to Dan O'Dwyer.

    The crew weigh in, as posted in the Notice or Race, will occur in Kingston from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday Aug 26 and 8 to 9 AM on Friday Aug 27 at the CORK registration Area at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

    The Annual Championship Dinner is scheduled for Saturday Aug 28 at Kingston Yacht Club.  The cost will be $100 per boat for six tickets. Extra tickets will be available for $20 Each. I will need to be confirm the exact #s one week before the event.  I will assume all boats registered will be attending the dinner and please let me know if you require extra tickets. 

    The Notice of Race ("NOR") for the 2010 Canadian Championship and the Appendix for J/105s has been posted on the CORK website.

    REGISTRATION: Register before Aug 10 to avoid a late fee.  Online or fax in form in the NOR

    CORK/Sail Kingston, 53 Yonge St, Kingston, ON, K7M 6G4 or Phone: (613) 545-1322. Fax: (613) 548-3752 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Pre-Regatta Information.

    25-07-2010: The J-105 Canadian Champs are only one month away and we have +10 boats confirmed!   Kingston offers some of the best fresh water sailing in the world with South West 15 knot thermals and warm waters that attract crews from all over the world - not to mention the great restaurants and bars!.    Post race socials are planned for each night following racing and we have our annual, not to be missed, Championship dinner on Saturday Aug 28 at Kingston Yacht Club.

    You can register via the link to the CORK Website and the early bird fee is available until Aug 10. http://www.cork.org/events/cork_offshore.html

    The Feeder Race from Toronto to Kingston is set for Friday Aug 20 with a start time of approximately 12 Noon - Robert Baker will be circulating the SIs shortly.

    More info is on the Fleet 4 website and stay tuned for further email updates and posts to http://www.j105.ca

    DOCKING: Information regarding docking before, during and after the Championship is included in the NOR and if you have not made arrangements for docking before and after the Championships I would encourage you to do so ASAP with they City of Kingston. The deposit is only one nights docking (further information is in the NOR). Docking during the Championships at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is included in the registration fee and will be reserved with your registration.


    ACCOMMODATION
    : Information is provided in the NOR Appendix.

    SOCIAL: This years Saturday night social event will be held at the Kingston Yacht Club - If you have not done so already, please let me know if you think you will be attending - I would like to give the club a rough idea of numbers.

    SPONSORS
    : At this time we do not have a sponsor for the Championship and any ideas are welcome if they could be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    2010-CND-FR-20100801

    Confirmed Participants:

    No

    Boat

    Club

    1

    Re Tern

    RCYC

    2

    Hey Jude

    RCYC

    3

    Planet B

    RCYC

    4

    Jamaica Me Crazy

    RCYC

    5

    Tusk

    RCYC

    6

    Red Port Left

     YYC

    7

    Scotch Rocks

    Mimico

    8

    Sonic Boom

    RCYC

    9

    The Usual Suspects

    RCYC

    10

    Sentient

    RCYC

    11

    Thunderstruck

    RCYC

     

     

     

     

     

     The Sailing Instructions and Skipper/Crew Waiver forms have been posted for the 2010 J105 Canadian Championship Feeder Race to Kingston.

    Please note, the J105 Canadians Feeder Race to Kingston Sailing Instructions (SI's). differ greatly from those of day racing events. You are instructed to carefully reading and understand these SIs thoroughly, including but not limited to the Self recording policy, fixed starting time, the use of engines, finish deadline and crew waiver and registration. READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

    Sailing Instructions (PDF Version) | Skipper and Crew Waiver (PDF Version)

    Boat Registration and Skipper and Crew Waiver forms must be completed and faxed prior to 24:00 August 19th, 2010.

    Robert Baker.

  • 2012 J/105 Canadian Championship-Information

    2012-J/105 Canadian Championship - Regatta Information

    2011 NOR: (PDF) | Registration: (PDF)  | Crew Eligibility: (PDF) | Safety Sign-OFF: (PDF) |  Sail Declaration(PDF) | Regatta Program here 


     

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    Please use the links below or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use the READ MORE sections for greater detail

    Thanks for all your help with this event. Just to confirm the entry process, which we understand you will be helping with is as follows,

    1) Entry Forms - link  RCYC Website or download the PDF 

    2) Inspection Times - Boats will be calling RCYC Sailing Office to book a time for Thursday Sept 8. Kathleen will book time slots form 9 to 3PM - The inspection team will be able to do 3 boats per hour with 3 separate teams.

    3) Other Forms - to complete registration each boat will need to complete the following three forms and give to you (attached below)

    a) Sail Declaration: Print and sign (PDF) J105 Class Sail Declaration Form.pdf

    b) Crew Weight and Waiver (Kathleen will print and keep a copy for each boat to record crew weights at the crew weigh-in) 

    Print and sign (PDF)  2011_J105_CND_CREW.pdf 

    c) Boat Inspection Sign Off (Peter Hall and his team will be doing the inspections and we will get the completed forms to you)

    Print and sign (PDF) 2011_J105_CND_BOAT_INSPECTION_SIGNOFF.pdf

    The sailing office will print additional copies in case boats don’t bring their own printed copies to the island.

    4) Crew Weigh-in - Scheduled for Thursday Sept 8 from 2 PM to 6 PM and Friday Sept 9 from 8:30 to 9:10 AM at the sailing office.

    Please take each crew members weight and have them sign the waiver form.


    5) Registration is schedule for Thursday Sept 8 from 2 to 6 PM. I would expect most boats to register in advance but the cut off is 6 PM.  

    Each entered boat should be provided an entry package which includes the Sailing Instructions, 6 Dinner Tickets and 12 Beverage control cards.  

    6) Skippers Meeting: Set for 6:30 PM - Venue to be announced.



    If you are not registered please do so now with Kathleen at the RCYC Sailing Office 416 934 4435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The forms needed are on the J105 website. 
     
    Here's what we plan to do on Inspection Day. 
    • One of three Inspection Teams will visit your boat so stay at your dock or assigned place and please be aboard at the time shown below. Visiting boats please contact me with location. 
    • Inspection will include several items including the J105 Class Minimum Required Equipment required (See Attached) So make sure your boat is prepared.
    • Complete the forms you need beforehand. Make sure you have aboard (a) sail tags on your sails all ready to be checked and that they jive with the official sail tag list on the www.j105.org website ("no tag no use"), (b) the J105 Class Sail Declaration Form; and (c) a valid Boat Weight Certificate and all lead weights properly attached and all equipment required on board per the certificate.
    • Make sure you have at least 1/2 tank of fuel aboard to pass inspection. And remember you have to complete the racing with at least 1/2 tank of fuel so better to make it 3/4 tank.

    The schedule for Inspections is below.

    Boats who have not requested a time slot have been allocated one. Please have your boat and forms ready.
     
    11:00AM -   Jamaica Me Crazy     Hey Jude      Planet B
    12:00PM -   Another Hazard      
    01:00PM - Scotch Rocks     Endeavor      Voodoo Magic
    02:00PM - Trident     Sentient     Tusk
    03:00PM - Re-Tern   Thunderstruck  Usual Suspects
    You will also need to get your crew weigh-in completed on Thursday afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00 or Friday morning 08:30 to 09:10.  Please see Kathleen at the Sailing Office. Make sure each skipper and crew sign off on the Skipper & Crew Waiver Form and your total weight is below max of 475 kg.NB: there will be on the water inspections by the PRO this year. Make sure all your required equipment is aboard, your lifelines properly tensioned and that you complete the race with at least 1/2 tank of fuel. Penalties will be per the Sailing Instructions.

    Here's to good luck, fun and fair racing

    Peter Hall


    Weigh Schedule

    We have reserved the Travel-Lift at RCYC for Tuesday August 30 to haul out these boats and weigh them - probably starting right after lunch if we have no more that 4 - 5 boats. This is the only time to get this done, it costs, takes us away from work, and requires a special jig and a rented scale. So don't miss getting on the 2011 Canadians Racecourse in September and contact me right away to make your reservation so you will have your Boat Weight Certificate in time.

    Again this year Dan O'Dwyer and I are your Measurers so help us get this done on time - please hit the reply button and write "Book me"! Boats named above - you are hereby respectfully notified!

    We are also looking for volunteers (skippers and crew) to help do the Inspections throughout the day on Thursday Sept 8 - the day before the racing begins. So come on out with your crew to get your boat race ready and volunteer for 3 hours or more and get some exercise checking certificates, sail tags, etc. to help make this easy for all.

    Peter Hall



    PROGRAM 

    2011 J105 Canadian Championships

    Schedule of Events        

    Thursday, September 20: Registration, Inspection and Opening Ceremonies           
    0900 – 1600    Inspection           
    1400 – 1800    Registration and Crew Weigh-In at RCYC Island Sailing Office           
    1830              Skippers Meeting at RCYC Island Sailing office           
    1900              Informal Cook Out (Thursday BBQ available, not included in event fee)             
    Friday, September 21th: First Day of Competition           
    0830 – 0910    Weigh-In at RCYC Island Sailing Office
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1050**           Warning 1st Race           
    1800-1900*     Daily Prizes and Post Race Crew Appreciation on Front Lawn ***             
    Saturday, September 22nd: Second Day of Competition           
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1050**           Warning 1st Race           
    1830              Championship Cocktails/Dinner & prizes in Dining Room***            
    Sunday, September 23th: Third Day of Competition, Awards and Closing           
    Ceremonies           
    0830 – 0910    Breakfast and purchased Box Lunch pickup available           
    1025**          Warning 1st Race           
    1500*             Post Race Crew Appreciation Cocktails on Front Lawn ***           
    1600*             Awards and Closing Ceremonies            

    The above schedule is subject to change

            * Post race activities will begin shortly after boats have returned to the club docks.
           ** A total of 9 races are planned. Up to four races may be held on any race day.
               No race will start on Friday or Saturday after 1600 hrs and on Sunday after 1500 hrs.
        *** Designated social events: 6 tickets per boat are included with registration for the post race crew appreciation cocktails and the Saturday dinner.    
     
    Canadian’s Dinner
    Sat. Sept 22 @ 1830 RCYC Dinning Room
    Fleet 4 hosts tonight’s dinner and the daily awards  6 Dinner Tickets per boat are included in the entry fee with a reservation confirmed upon receipt of the entry fee.   
    Additional tickets may be purchased. Please inform the RCYC sailing office (416 934 4435 or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require additional dinner tickets by Tuesday September 6th Dress is smart casual - collared shirts & slacks (no jeans please)

     

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    J105 Fleet 4 But let's go back to the beginning where all good adventure stories start. Friday Sept 21 came in quite mildly and the winds were not forecast to do much of anything. Sadly, the forecasters were right for once. Each crew seemed to get ready for racing very eagerly and headed out before the PRO could put up a shore side postponement. Sixteen J/105's were keen to duke it out but they'd have to wait for another day after 4 hours of hanging around in 3 knot breezes. Great call not to race actually by Mike Milner, PRO who didn't fall pray to trying to make something out of nothing. As quickly as we scooted out - we popped right back in to enjoy the on shore El Dorado Rum party hosted by Jason from Woodman Wines and Spirits.

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    2nd Jamaica Me Crazy - 54 pts

    3rd Hey Jude - 56 pts

    4th The Usual Suspects - 61 pts

    5th Live Edge - 67 pts

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