2019 Racing Series

Championship Series: 

    Sailing World NOOD Regatta                          June 7, 8, & 9
    Verve Cup Regatta                                          August 9, 10, & 11

For those seeking the highest level of competition, this series of the NOOD and the Verve Cup will demand boat speed, handling and tactics over 3 days of intense W/L buoy racing.  These are Class A1 events.  No pros are allowed.  Participants are required to certify their crew weight using our online form. The series will be scored by the low point system with no throw outs.  

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Sat. July 13

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is a race like no other. More than three hundred fifty boats leave Chicago every July for a dash to Mackinac Island.. At 333 miles (289.4 nautical miles), the Race to Mackinac is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. ‘The Mac’ starts at the Chicago Lighthouse, just off Navy Pier and continues to Mackinac Island. The J105 Fleet will again be one of the largest One Design Sections. This is a Class A3 event and the Special Addenda: 2019 Chicago-Mac Race applies (see documents).

Larsen Marine - Weekend Warrior Series
    Colors Regatta (W/L)                                      Sat-Sun, June 1 & 2
    Webb Memorial (W/L)                                     Sun. July 6
    Kaczmarek (W/L)                                            Sun. July 27
    Columbia Cup (W/L)                                        Sat. Aug. 3  
    Commodore Stein (W/L)                                  Sat. Sept. 9
    Sheldon Clark (W/L)                                        Sat. Sept. 7

This series is a great way to get into One Design buoy racing or sharpen your team's skills throughout the summer.  These will be Class C1 races so you can bring a sailing pro, sailmaker, or coach.  Just remember the class weight rules apply and your pro will count toward that limit. However, for this Series if the crew weight will be exceed; the pro can stay on the center line and will not count towards the crew's weight. The series is scored with the high point scoring system with no throw outs.  

Vin Chicago - Distance Series

    Chicago to Waukegan                               Sat, June 22
    Queen's Cup  SSYC                                  Fri. June 28
    Chicago to St. Joe  (Bi-State Leg 1)          Fri. Aug. 30 
    St. Joe to Chicago  (Bi-State Leg 2)          Sat. Sept. 1

Fluky winds and big shifts are a major part of sailing on Lake Michigan. However, with great boat speed, some navigation skills, and a little luck these challenging port-to-port races are a lot of fun.  Plus, there's always a great party at the finish.   These races will be Class C3 races so you can bring a sailing pro, sailmaker, or coach.  The series is scored with the high point scoring system with no throw out.

Wednesday Night Beer Can Series 

May 22 to Sept 11 (see Yacht Scoring website for schedule & SI)

This is a series that a number of J105's boats have always participated and done well in, a great way to get out on the lake do some casual racing and enjoy the sights. These races are Class C3 events.

Short Handed Series (New this year)

In recognition of the growing desire for shorthanded racing CASRA has worked with a number of 
Clubs to offer dedicated sections in several regattas. The J105 with its asymmetric spinnaker is
the perfect shorthanded boat. We already have several boats that regularly participate in the 
Solo Mac and other such events, so this summer we have added a new Race Series. Here is your
chance to get out there and test yourself.

2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR)
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club – Sept. 20 through Sept. 22

GLIOR is an annual fall regatta historically hosted by the Chicago T10 fleet and is an opportunity for collegiate sailors to experience the excitement of offshore keel boat racing. New this year, the J105 Fleet plans to join the weekend. Participating teams come from college sailing programs in the Midwest and beyond.  Members provide the sailboats and are onboard during racing as a safety precaution; the collegiate sailors drive, crew the boat and manage strategy and tactics; Chicago-area yacht clubs provide facilities.
The regatta consists of windward/leeward buoy races on Lake Michigan offshore of Chicago.  Teams arrive on Friday and have the opportunity to practice on their assigned boats that afternoon.  Race committee attempts as many races as possible all day Saturday and on Sunday morning.  Award ceremonies are Sunday during lunch and teams have the afternoon for travel back to campus.
Past participating college teams - Michigan, Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, Hope College, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Grand Valley State, Toledo, Northwestern, St. Mary's College of Md., Michigan Tech, Minnesota, Ohio State, South Florida, Miami and Illinois-Chicago.

For more information go to:  http://www.chicagot10.com/glior

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2019 Draft Scedule

The proposed schedule for 2019 is now available click to download a PDF file . Your comments are welcomed. We will vote upon at the Fleet ...