Monday, October 16, 2017
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Lars HansenSailing 101 

By: Lars Hansen

I participated in the J/22 Fleet #1 rumble and seminar at Wayzata Yacht Club a few years ago. I noticed a few things in particular. Most of these things begin with the letter C and have little to do with sail trim or anything J/22 specific. These are things that make a better team.

The biggest thing that I saw was the lack of confidence and training. It is the skippers job to assemble the team, teach them the specifics of their jobs and empower them to do their jobs. It is the job of the crew to learn their jobs and then “own” their position. If you wait to be told what to do the moment is lost. No gains will be made and whoever was telling you what to do was not doing their job. This is a downward spiral. Read More >

1209 speed tips j22

Speed Tips from 1209

By: Brent Peterson

It’s the dead of winter and I’m uncomfortably hunched over my laptop, feverishly responding to an endless stream of demanding work email.  A new message arrives in my inbox from our recently elected fleet captain, John Dyer.  To my surprise, he suggests I pull together some of the details behind our doggedly slow shift from the back of the pack to within shouting distance of the regular leaders of the J22 fleet.  What have we done to improve our speed and finishing position on #1209? Read More >

Young J/22 Sailor Profile

J/22 Class AssociationCalling all inspiring, enthusiastic young J/22 sailor. We are looking for young J/22 sailors interested in being featured in an upcoming J/22 Class Association newsletter, on the J/22 Class Association website and social media pages. Follow this link to answer a few questions and upload a photograph of yourself—preferable on or near a J/22. 

Katie J/22

Scholarship J/22 Boat Program

Scholarship Boat Program may be the perfect opportunity for you! 

The J/22 Class Association is collaborating with the Buffalo Yacht Club to provide one scholarship recipient with a fully outfitted J/22 sailboat, and trailer, for the 2016 season. The boat will be yours for the entire season! All you need to do is race it competitively (in as many events as you are able) and provide the boat with some TLC.  Learn more > 


Amateur Team from Minnesota Takes Third Place in J/22 Midwinter Championship

J/22 Midwinters 2015

Held for the first time at the Jackson Yacht Club in Ridgeland, Mississippi, the J/22 Midwinter Championship was a rewarding regatta for the J/22 sailors on Aquavit from Minnesota. The top amateur boat at the event earned a third place trophy competing against some of the best professional sailors and seasoned veterans in the J/22 class. Finishing first was Terry Flynn and his crew on Tejas. Allan Terhune’s team on Dazzler came in second. 

Interest in the amateur team started after they earned good results on the first day. The excitement around their performance built as this crew, consisting of a teacher, lawyer and marketing professional, scored a fifth and two first place finishes on the second day of the J/22 Midwinter Championship. What was the secret sauce for the success of this Wayzata Yacht Club (WYC) boat from J/22 Fleet #1? Read More >>

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