J/111 One-Design Class
Since its introduction in August 2010, the J/111 quickly established itself worldwide with 130+ boats sailing in 12+ countries.
Regional one-design fleets 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 20+ 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) has a half-dozen boats racing offshore events. In Europe, the fleet annually organizes a circuit of events 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.
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