Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - LEADERBOARD

Inaugural Fleet 10 Fall Classic delivers great J/109 racing

by J/Boats 27 Oct 2019 10:13 PDT 19-20 October 2019
Inaugural Fleet 10 Fall Classic © j109.org

Long Island Sound J/109s assembled one more time in 2019 for the inaugural Fleet 10 Fall Classic at Stamford Yacht Club over the weekend of October 19-20. Thankfully, the forecast for each day was incorrect and the Sound delivered great conditions for October racing.

On Saturday, a light westerly breeze built into a consistent 7-10-knot southwesterly over the course of the afternoon. The Race Committee rolled the 9-boat fleet through four windward/leeward races with four legs each. The fleet was tight throughout the day with mark roundings providing tactical challenges and some interesting passing lanes.

On Sunday, the breeze shifted to the east and remained in the 7-11-knot range. With three races run about a mile offshore, the top boats had to balance pressure with the incoming tide to stay on top.

The regatta came down to the last race, when Trevor Roach's Incendiary posted a second and won the event with 13 points. JR Rechtschaffer's Emoticon led after the first day, but finished second with 15 points. Bengt and Marie Johansson's Zig Zag held onto third Place with a bullet in the final race and resisted the second-day charge from Julia O'Dowd's TBD and John Greifzu Jr.'s Growth Spurt (both of which finished with 22 points). In addition, Growth Spurt was the top boat fulfilling the Class's Corinthian requirements.

The Stamford YC provided an excellent venue for post-race camaraderie among the fleet and the J/109 Fleet 10 is already looking forward to building the Fall Classic in the future.

Find full results here.

More information at j109.org

Related Articles

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
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Keeping Up With Charlie Enright, Save The Date, Last Call, Trusting In North North Sails Caught Up With the 11th Hour Racing Skipper on His Transat Delivery and Prepping for The Ocean Race Summit in Newport, RI. Posted on 13 Sep
Entries open for HYS Hamble Winter Series
Starting 3rd October with the Performance 40 fleet Entries are now open for the 39th HYS Hamble Winter Series which will take place in the Solent from the 4th October to the 29th November 2020. Posted on 8 Sep
More Winners use Cyclops
How smarttune helped J/122E Juno in their Landsail Tyres J-Cup win Skippered by Toff Daniels, the J/122E Juno won the IRC1, the premier division at this weekend's Landsail Tyres J-Cup. Posted on 8 Sep
2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup overall
21st Birthday Celebration of the annual regatta By invitation of Key Yachting, the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup celebrated the 21st birthday of the annual regatta exclusively for J Boats. Whilst the regatta was somewhat different this year, the spirit of the J Boats family was as strong as ever. Posted on 6 Sep
Fast & Furious Stamford Overnight Race
Fun, fast and often used by teams as a "warm-up" Stamford YC hosted their popular Overnight Race last weekend on the waters of Long Island Sound for a fleet of PHRF offshore teams. It's fun, fast overnight race and is often used by teams as a "warm-up" and training session. Posted on 6 Sep
2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2
Hot racing in the Solent Lighter winds and sunshine made for a very different start to the second day at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup. Three races were held in the Solent with a ten-knot westerly breeze piping up and shifting to the southwest later in the day. Posted on 4 Sep
2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1
Thrilling start in high winds for the 50-strong fleet 50 J Boats have entered the Landsail Tyres J-Cup and the sizeable fleet had a thrilling start to the three-day regatta with a fresh south-westerly breeze gusting over 25 knots. Posted on 3 Sep
Prizes galore for the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup
Landsail Tyres generosity allows complimentary berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven for the 2020 regatta. The Landsail Tyres J-Cup has an enviable horde of prizes for the competitors and not just the winners! Now in its 21st year, the annual J Boats celebration is supported by a host of sponsors. Posted on 30 Aug
B&G proud to sponsor the Landsail Tyres J-Cup
A fleet of 40 yachts set to race from Cowes in early September B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist is pleased to be sponsoring the Landsail Tyres J-Cup annual regatta. Hosted by Key Yachting this is an exclusive event for racing yachts of the J boats brand. Posted on 28 Aug
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTEROfficial-Event-Store-Red 728x90 BOTTOMSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 Bottom