Saturday, January 18, 2020

J/42 Rendezvous 2020 Announcement!

In 2019, the J/46 One Design Class totaled 9 boats on the starting line of the Camden Classic Cup. It was a wonderful showing and fun time on the water. However, a J/42 fleet could be larger! Who wouldn’t want to cruise in one of the world’s greatest cruising destinations (Camden, Maine on Penobscot Bay), participate in the spectacular Camden Classics Cup Regatta, and hang out with bunch of enthusiastic J/42 owners? Remember - July is wonderful in Maine.

J/42 sailing off Camden, Maine
Make your plans now to cruise the coast and enjoy two fun days of racing with fellow J/42 skippers and crews. Mark your calendars now- July 23rd, 24th and 25th in Camden, Maine!

In addition to the Camden Classic Cup events, the J/42 fleet will have an Owners Forum “meet and greet” and a post regatta skipper’s race debrief.

The one-design rules, taking into account that J/42 owners are mostly cruisers first, racers second, will be as follows:

  • #3 jibs only, no overlapping sails, spinnakers or drifters – keep it simple
  • Suitable anchor and chain in the bow
  • water tanks and fuel at cruising levels
  • dodgers and Biminis up
  • autopilots, electric assisted winches permitted
  • outboards and grills on the stern rail are encouraged
  • single handed, doubled handed, or a whole gaggle of crew- whatever works for you!
  • One-design ratings: shoal drafts rate 96 and deep keels rate 88
  • no other rating penalties or adjustments
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