J/111 One-Design Class
Since its introduction in August 2010, the J/111 has quickly established itself worldwide with 120+ boats sailing in 12+ countries in 2016. So, far several regional one-design fleets have developed in the USA and in Europe. In addition, J/111s are sailing in Hong Kong, Columbia, South Africa and Australia. J/111 was granted International One-Design Class status by ISAF (International Sailing Federation) in November 2012.
The first one-design J/111 event was held in June 2011 when the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois hosted their annual "Colors Regatta". Six J/111s participated in that sunny, warm summer regatta.
Since then, the Great Lakes J/111 fleet has grown considerably with 19 boats in the region. In the Northeast, over a dozen J/111s are competing on a circuit that includes the American YC Spring/ Fall series, Block Island Week, New York Yacht Club events in Newport and the Chesapeake Bay fleet events. The California fleet (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego) is growing with over a dozen boats racing offshore events. In Europe, the fleet has organized a circuit of five events for over a dozen active owners from France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden.
The first J/111 North Americans was hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club from August 14-18, 2013.
The first J/111 Europeans was hosted June 6-9, 2013 in Le Havre, France
The first J/111 Worlds was hosted in 2014 by the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Since then, it has been hosted by the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI, Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England and by St Francis YC in San Francisco, CA. The next J/111 Worlds will take place in Brekens, Netherlands in August 2018.
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