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J/46 Rendezvous Announcement

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J/46 Rendezvous Announcement_0

There must be some magic alchemy in the combination of one of the worlds greatest cruising destinations (Camden, Maine on Penobscot Bay), the spectacular Camden Classics Cup Regatta, and a bunch of enthusiastic J/46 owners.

J/46 rendezvous harborLast year's event organizer, Tom Babbitt (Party Master in Chief), while thinking deep thoughts on his J/46 BRAVO in Antigua, suggested to some J/46 friends by email back in 2018 that they gather for the Classics Cup and race one design, with a modest handicap for deep draft boats. When BRAVO arrived back in Camden from the Caribbean on May 21st, there was a one-design fleet registered consisting of four boats. It was a fabulous series, with great racing and very special after race parties and activities.

Word spread fast after last year's J/46 Rendezvous and this year, months before the 2019 event, TEN J/46s are already registered!

On registration day July 25th, we will meet at 1630 at Lyman Morse at Wayfarer for a J/46 Owners Forum. It will be a "meet and greet" to discuss our favorite modifications, repairs and enhancements as well as reach out for solutions to unsolved mysteries. After each race, we will attempt to have a Skipper's Debrief where all can share their brilliant and not-so-brilliant decisions on the water.

The one-design rules, taking into account that J/46 owners are cruisers (first and foremost), are as follows:

Suitable anchor and chain in the bow

Dodger up

#3 jibs only, no spinnakers

autopilots, electric winches permitted

outboards, biminis, bikinis, and grills on the stern rail are not required, but encouraged

single handed, doubled handed, or a whole gang of crew- all good

shoal draft boats favored by 9 seconds per mile handicap

no other rating penalties

For any questions, please contact Tom Babbitt, bravoj42@gmail.com or phone- +1-207-632-1262

  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 09 Jun 2019
  • Category: Yacht
  • Region: USA
  • Comments: 0

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