Yearly Archives: 2021

Rest in Peace Nelson Weiderman

Nelson Weiderman played an important part of the growth of the J/105 Class, serving as Class Administrator, webmaster and Fleet 14 Captain. Click here for Online obituary Nelson won the US SAILING One-Design SERVICE Award for the John H. Gardiner, Jr. Trophy in 2005: The John H. Gardiner Jr. Trophy recognizes distinguished service and leadership…
Read more

Conanicut Round Island Race

The 2021 edition of one of New England's more famous round island races took place on Labor Day Sunday. The 21.0nm Round Conanicut Island Race was hosted by Conanicut Yacht Club for a fleet of 77 boats. Crews enjoyed the relatively fast race in the 8-15 kts southerly breeze. While it was a little gray…
Read more

Light Trans-Superior Race

The annual 326.0nm Trans-Superior Race, organized and hosted by Duluth Yacht Club in MN, is one of the most challenging of the four major Great Lakes offshore races. The fleet starts at the eastern end of the deepest, coldest lake—Sault Ste. Marie, MI—then they all head west to finish at the westernmost harbor of Duluth,…
Read more

Inaugural J/105 Ontario Women’s Championship

The J/105 Class has a strong presence in Toronto, and as a boat well suited for all shapes and sizes, local fleet sailors launched the inaugural J/105 Ontario Women’s Championship to lower the barriers to women racing in the fleet. On August 21 the strength of women’s sailing was on full display in at the…
Read more