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2018 J35 North American Championship Review
Monday, August 20, 2018 (813 reads)

J35 NA's in Cheboygan MI were amazing! Following a VERY slow Port Huron to Mackinac race and a BRUTAL Chicago to Mackinac race the J35's gathered in Cheboygan MI for the 35th anniversary North American Championship event. Friday started off with some light rain but great wind (15-18 knts) and conditions steadily improved though out the day with the wind moderating to 12-15 knts. Saturday was a glorious day 10-12 knts. Got in 4 races on Friday and Saturday and then the wind crapped out on Sunday but filled in for one final race about noon to cap off the weekend. VERY close racing with the top 6-7 boats finishing within thirty seconds of each other virtually every race. Mr Bill's Wild Ride even had a 4th one race LOL! Rod Johnstone was gracious enough to attend and socialized with the fleet Friday night, gave a presentation Saturday and even sailed on one of the boats Saturday. Touch of Grey (Larry Schell) J35 Hull number 1 unfortunately was a late scratch due to having to withdraw from the brutal Chicago to Mackinac Race but a total of 13 competitors from all over the Great Lakes combined to make this an outstanding and very competitive event. Boats traveled on the water as much as 350 miles to compete from all over the Great Lakes. Race Committee did an awesome Job with Jeff Maier as PRO with help from Jon and Jess Ledsworth, and Jeff Allen from Muskegon YC. Bill Wildner and Mr. Bill's Wild Ride (Harrison Twp. MI) are the 35th Anniversary NA winner, their 6th (or 7th) NA title! Bill Vogan and Major Detail (Port Huron MI) were second and the Sabinash Family and Sabotage (Milwaukee WI) were third. Really great to see Sabotage compete again after sticking to local racing for many years. Full results HERE Congrats to North Star Sailing Club on holding a great event away from their home venue (Lake St. Clair) in the Straits of Mackinac and Cheboygan MI. Awesome place to sail! This Northern (tip of the mitt) location is ideal both for it's great sailing conditions and it's central location between the Eastern and Western Great Lakes fleets. Congrats to NSSC, the RC, and all the competitors on a GREAT regatta!

Time for Renewal
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (2197 reads)

It is time to Join or renew your dues for 2018. For members you can see if you are paid for 2018 under the "members only" section of this web page. If it is or if you need to join or re-join click on the Join/renew button and complete the online form or download the PDF document. Once again we are offering 1 year for $75 and two years for $125. Joining the Class Association helps us maintain this website, sponsor the North American Championship regattas, maintain and support the class rules and templates, and continue to promote the J35 as one of the premier One Design keelboat racers of all time.

Class Rules Modified to Reflect World Sailing Sailor Classification
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (874 reads)

The J35 Class Rules have been Modified to reflect the changes in the Sailor Classification system implemented under World Sailing in 2010. This is a technical change reflecting the shift to World Sailing over US Sailing as the classification authority. It also reflects the elimination of Group 2 as a classification that was also part of the update. Please go to https://members.sailing.org/classification/?unique=1485898112.0195&view=req_new_classification&nocache=1 to apply for your classification or for more information

Three Class rule amendments approved in Association vote.
Monday, October 12, 2015 (2867 reads)

Class Rules amendments regarding Mainsails, Propeller, and Maximum Crew weight have been approved.

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Class Rule Modification and Group Purchase Program
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (1708 reads)

We will be implementing a class rule change to allow for propeller replacement options beyond specified Martec prop and offering a one time class association discount on the purchase of a Gori geared folding replacement propeller.

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RESULTS The 30th Anniversary North American Championship Regatta
Monday, August 25, 2014 (2349 reads)

After three action packed days and eleven exciting races, Bill Wildner and the Crew of Mr. Bill's Wild Ride captured their 4th J/35 North American Championship this weekend at the Muskegon Yacht Club in Muskegon Michigan. Bill credits his steady and loyal crew who have been with him through all 4 Championship campaigns. The boat was perfectly prepared, the sails were crispy, and the crew work was flawless! Ed Bayer and the crew of Falcon (Four time NA winners) placed second and Bruce Metcalf and the crew of Bozo's Circus, a last minute entry, rounded out the podium placing third

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Class Membership Meeting Sparks Active Discussion and Excitement
Monday, August 25, 2014 (2143 reads)

Class President Larry Taunt hosted the first General Meeting for the Class Association in memory and for the first time a Webinar format was offered in addition to the live 20+ Owners and Associates who were present at the Muskegon Yacht Club in Muskegon Mi for the 2014 North American Championship Regatta.

Link to the recording of the meeting here (Windows Media Player)

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Help Wanted....
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (3797 reads)

The J/35 class needs your help.  The leadership positions of Vice President, Treasurer,Secretary, Webmaster and Class Measurer all need to be filled. The volunteers who have held these positions will provide plenty of support and guidance to you.  Please step up and give back to the organization.  This is your chance to shape the future as the National Class is at a serious cross roads...

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2011 Membership Form Online
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 (3590 reads)

The 2011/2012 class membership form is online.  Please renew today!

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Congratulations to the 2011 NA Champions
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 (3854 reads)

Congratulations to Ed Bayer and the crew of FALCON, 2011 J/35 North American Champions.  This year's regatta was proudly hosted by North Cape Yacht Club on the Michigan shore of Lake Erie on August 26-28, 2011.  With the help of our title sponsor Toledo Beach Marina and all our other sponsors, the event was a huge success.  Race tracking replays, analysis, results and photos are being posted, with links on the www.j35.org homepage.  Thanks to the teams of FALCON, MR. BILL'S WILD RIDE, MAGIC, MAN-O-WAR, TIME MACHINE, WHIPLASH and SCREAM for your participation and competition.

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