J/46 Rendezvous Announcement
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
#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, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone- +1-207-632-1262