Friday, January 12, 2018

J/88 One-Design Report

J/88 sailing Solent (Rye, New York)- The J/88 USA Class President, Iris Vogel (owner of DEVIATION), provided a highlight of J/88 class activity in the USA for 2017 and an overview of what will be happening in 2018.

Iris commented, “2017 has been an amazing year for the J/88 class.  We had more than ten one-design events in Long Island Sound and all over the country.  Here is the list of each event and number of boats in attendance:
  • Key West Race Week- Key West, FL- seven boats
  • Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC- five boats
  • American YC Spring Series- Rye, NY- seven boats
  • Larchmont YC Edlu Distance Race- Larchmont, NY- five boats
  • Cedar Point One Design Regatta- Cedar Point, CT- nine boats
  • East Coast Championship/ Block Island Race Week- Block Island, RI- seven boats
  • J/88 North American Championship- Youngstown, NY- twelve boats
  • YRA LIS Championships- Riverside, CT- five boats
  • Storm Trysail Club Vineyard Race- Stamford, CT- four boats
  • Storm Trysail Club Championships- Riverside, CT- seven boats
  • American YC Fall Series- Rye, NY- nine boats
Congratulations to the winners! But, most of all to everyone who participated and helped the class to grow.  We will have new boats joining the fleet and a great schedule for 2018, see the website ( for a complete listing of one design events.

There is still time to enter the J/Fest in St. Petersburg, FL on Jan 19-21; St Pete NOOD on February 16-18; and Charleston Race Week April 12-15.  The DEVIATION crew is also doing the J-Cup in Cowes, England on May 25-27; we expect that should be great fun!!

The great thing about a J/88 is the travel regattas that you can attend, the boat is incredibly easy to rig up/ take down, trailer anywhere, and launch using most yacht club 3-ton cranes.  So, if you need help with boat deliveries or logistics, contact me and I will make it happen!

Wishing you and your families all the best for the Holidays and New Year!”  Cheers, Iris Vogel

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