J/111 Worlds Announcement
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- Entries are now open for the J/111 World Championship 2014 which will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK, from Tuesday 19th August to Sunday 24th August 2014. Racing will commence on Wednesday 20th of August and twelve races are scheduled over five days.
The J/111 World Championship 2014 will be preceded by the J/111 European Championship 2014 which will take place during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Racing at the European Championship will start on Saturday 2nd August and will conclude on Tuesday 5th of August. Online entries are open now at http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk
A strong international entry is expected for both of these key J/111 regattas. The J/111 European Championship will be raced on the same waters as the J/111 World Championship thereby providing visiting teams the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience sailing on the challenging waters of the Solent, the spiritual home of British yacht racing.
An entry of between 20 to 25 boats is expected for the World Championship and expressions of interest from teams keen to compete at this inaugural J/111 World Championship have been received from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA.
The UK J/111 fleet is already enormously excited about the event and the teams are all firmly focussed on results. Dedicated coaching and training weekends are already underway in the UK and whilst the teamwork on board each boat is improving and the camaraderie between the teams is building, the competition in the UK J/111 fleet is hotter than ever.
With so many international teams planning to visit British shores to compete at the J/111 World Championship it is especially fitting that this first world championship for the J/111 Class is to be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the most prestigious yacht club in the United Kingdom. In an auspicious and functional symmetry, the 2015 J/111 World Championship will be hosted in the USA by the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island before returning to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 2016.
The J/111 International Class Associated is proud and privileged to announce that this two year rotation of the J/111 World Championship between the premier yacht clubs of the UK and the USA, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, has been established for the foreseeable future, enabling J/111 owners to make long-term regatta plans based on top flight competition and consistent race management of the highest standard.
The J/111 class welcomes aboard the regatta sponsors- North Sails UK (www.uk.northsails.com), Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear (www.hudsonwight.com), Grapefruit Graphics (www.grapefruitgraphics.co.uk), Wight Vodka (www.wightvodka.com), and Spinlock (www.spinlock.co.uk).
J/111 North Americans Registration Open
(Harbor Springs, MI)- The Little Traverse Yacht Club is proud to host the Credit Suisse 2014 J/111 North American Championship in the Lake Michigan waters of Little Traverse Bay. We will race 4 days, 24‐27 July.