Please select your home edition
Edition
ETNZShop-TEAMSHOP-728x90 HR Top

Loki locks up J/109 North American Championship

by J/Boats 1 Sep 2019 09:24 PDT
2019 North American Championship Trophy Winners © Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo

It was an interesting summer for the J/109 fleet in the northeastern seaboard. Some teams slowly surged to the forefront of the fleet, while others faded to black. Consistency is hard to come by in this fleet. In particular, since it is a season that starts for many teams with the American YC Spring Series in May and works its way through several major regattas during the summer- like Cedar Point YC One-Design Series, New York YC Annual Regatta, Block Island Race Week, and so forth.

The 2019 J/109 North American Championship was hosted by New Bedford YC with sailing taking place on Buzzards Bay. The eleven-boat fleet had four good days of racing, with eleven races completed for the passionate and aggressive fleet.

David Rosow's crew on LOKI had spent the entire summer fine-tuning their teamwork, strategy, and tactics to win the 2019 J/109 North Americans by the largest winning margin in recent history. Starting out the first day with a 3-1-4 to lead the fleet, they never looked back and managed to post only top four finishes in the eleven races. Dominating? Perhaps an understatement. Five 1st, four 2nds, a 3rd and 4th for just 20 pts total.

A distant second was Bengt Johnasson's Zig Zag with 40 pts, third was Jon Rechtschaffer's Emoticon with 45 pts, fourth was Ted Herlihy's Gut Feeling 52 pts, and fifth was John Greifzu's Growth Spurt was 55 pts. More J/109 North American Championship sailing information here.

Related Articles

J Boats armada for 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race
The largest number of entries by a single boat brand Forty-Seven J Boats have entered the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, the largest number of entries by a single boat brand, in the world's largest offshore race. Posted on 16 Jan
J/109 wins Miami to Nassau Cup Race
'Harm's Way' sailed by Andy Westcoast won the ORC 3 class The 79th edition of the Nassau Cup Ocean Race, a 180 nm course from Miami to Nassau, leaving Great Isaac and Great Stirrup to starboard, is no longer possible due to current protocols in the Bahamas. Posted on 24 Nov 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series 2020 postponed
Recommencing in March 2021, subject to the situation at the time In view of the Government's new lockdown announced on Saturday 31st October 2020, which took effect from Thursday 5th November, the Hamble Winter Series Team has taken the decision to postpone the last four race days of the current series. Posted on 6 Nov 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 4
Storm Barbara puts paid to Saturday's racing This week should have seen the culmination of the Hamble One Design Championships, with racing on both Saturday and Sunday. However, the Weather Gods, or Storm Barbara as they were called last week, had other ideas. Posted on 26 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3
Hamble IRC Autumn Championships weekend If there were any doubts that competitors were not taking things seriously in this return to sailing period, they were soon dispelled on the Friday before racing. Posted on 20 Oct 2020
New prizes for double-handed yachts
Sea Ventures Race Yachts support HYS Hamble Winter Series Sea Ventures Race Yachts will be providing the prizes for double-handed entries in the 2020 HYS Hamble Winter Series. Double-handed yachts have been invited to enter the series for the first time this year. Posted on 16 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 2
"A delight to be out there!" The second week of the HYS Hamble Winter Series started with, as PRO Peter Bateson so aptly put it, "Race 1 really!". Posted on 12 Oct 2020
J/109 Silvers at NYYC Race Week
ORC 2 featured some of the closest racing The biennial regatta, traditionally run at the apex of the summer sailing season, has established itself as one of the premier summer race weeks in the Northeast thanks to its attractive combination of great racing conditions off Newport. Posted on 2 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series starts this weekend
Performance 40 fleet set for racing on Saturday The HYS Hamble Winter Series starts this weekend and the Force 4 Chandlery will provide day prizes for the first Sunday's racing. Posted on 2 Oct 2020
HYS Hamble Winter Series - Big Boat Dates
Racing on three days for the Hamble Star Trophy The races to determine this year's Hamble Big Boat Champion have now been fixed. The Hamble Star Trophy, will be awarded to the boat with the best score from the races on the 4th October and the 17th and 18th of October. Posted on 17 Sep 2020
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterC-Tech 2020 C-Tech 728x90 BOTTOMSelden 2020 - FOOTER