Sunday, January 18, 2015

Don't Forget your J24 Class Membership

Hey District 1,

Please remember to renew your Class Membership quickly as dues will increase on March 1st and don't forget to pick up a couple 2015 J24 Calendar as well. We have 3 event photos from District One in this year's calendar.  Support our very talented photographers.

J24 Fleet 43 Saddleback Weekend

Hello Sailors and Friends!

It is time to mark your calendars for the 3rd J24 Fleet 43 Ski weekend at Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, ME.

When: March 13-15th, 2015
Where: Saddleback Mountain and the Country Club Inn
What: Join Fleet 43 for a fun weekend of skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, food, drinks and fun!  This will be our third year for this trip.  The last two have been a huge success!  You do not need to be a member of Fleet 43 to come, just a friend.

Friday Night: Folks arrive and do dinner on their own, usually at the Country Club Inn or Sarge's
Saturday: Hit the slopes or x-country ski at the golf course, or snowshoe up the mountain.
Apres Ski at the lodge
Saturday Night: we do a large group dinner at the Country Club Inn
Sunday: Hit the slopes again or head home.

Jeff Smith can secure lift tickets for $39 a person, as a group rate, we need 30 people to get this rate. This is a $30 discount for Saturday and a $20 discount for Sunday.
Send checks to Jeff Smith with specific days and numbers you would like to purchase.  He will have the tickets for everyone Saturday morning.  This needs to be done a few weeks in advance.
Address: Jeff Smith, 214 Sligo Road, Yarmouth, ME 04096

Cross Country Skiing is available at the Country Club golf course and Snow Shoeing is available at the mountain for a $10 pass.

Country Club Inn has blocked rooms from now until February 13th. Rooms for two at $145, which includes breakfast. Just tell them you are with Fleet 43 when you reserve.  There is info about the Inn listed below.   207-864-3831  Hotel Accommodations Fine Dining Weddings in Rangeley Maine
There are other places to stay as well.

How do I sign up?
Please email Molly with your plans to attend, how many are skiing and if you plan to attend the Saturday Night dinner.  Then send Jeff Smith your ticket money and reserve a place to stay.  

Please share this with friends.  The more the merrier!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

World Qualifying Berths for District 1

Want to sail in the 2104 Newport Worlds?

There are 4 ways to qualify in District 1 alone!
1) The District 1 Championships hosted by the Portsmouth Fleet and Kittery Point Yacht Club
2) The Downeast Regatta hosted by Fleet 43 and Portland Yacht Club
3) North Americans in Newport, RI (2 berths)
4) Northeast Regionals/East Coast Championships in Annapolis, MD (2 berths)

Remember if you don't plan to sail, there are opportunities to charter your boat and make some cash!

Fleets Met on the Slopes

On Ground Hogs Day and Super Bowl Weekend, members of three J24 fleets and two districts got together to hit the slopes. The idea was formulated during the Downeast Regatta last September and thanks to some dedicated folks, took place at Loon Mountain on February 2nd and 3rd.

Friday night sailors from Falmouth, Marion, and Newport enjoyed extra large burgers and beers at the Woodstock Station Brewery. While listening to some live music, some shied away from a hungry looking, under-stuffed bear. Saturday most hit the slopes at Loon Mountain, enjoying great lessons, first gondola rides, icy patches and snowy patches. Skiers and non-skiers met up at the Summit Cafe for a noon time snack. At the end of the day, many were ready to hit the pool or the pub to unwind. Saturday night, the Sudofsky family opened their home for a chili and pulled-pork potluck. It is safe to say, good times were had by all. Those who weren't too tired out hit the slopes for incredible conditions on Sunday.

We are hoping to make this an annual event and get more people involved. It was a great opportunity to get to know people that you only see during regattas, when we are usually distracted by sailing. Keep your eyes peeled for news on next year's event!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fleet 139 to Host D1 Championships

Fleet 139 in Portsmouth, NH has agreed to host the District 1 Championships for 2013.
The event will take place at the Kittery Point Yacht Club on June 1st & 2nd.
Mark your calendars!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Great J24 Events in Your Own Backyard!

In the next few years, Districts 1 & 2 are lucky to be the home of some great sailing events-so mark your calendars:

June 1-2 District 1 Championships Portsmouth, NH
June 22-23 Round the Rocks Beverly, MA
September 7-8 Downeast Regatta Falmouth, ME
September 19-22 North Americans Newport, RI

August 22-24 Nationals Marion, MA
September 6-7 Downeast Regatta & Northeast Regional Championships Falmouth, ME
September 20-26 Worlds Newport, RI

September North Americans Falmouth, ME

For more information visit the US Class Website

Not planning to attend some of these events? Look into chartering your boat!  Contact the event organizers for more information. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fleets Meet on the Slopes

Where: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

When: February 2nd-3rd, 2013

What: We are hoping to gather a great group of J24 sailors from Districts 1 and 2 for a fun weekend on the slopes of Loon Mountain.
Friday Night: As folks get into town we can meet up at the local pub for refreshments at the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery

Saturday: Breakfast on your own.

  • Outdoor Adventure Center has tons to offer: Skating, Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, snow tubing and zip line.  Rentals for all activities are available too. They are open from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 10 to 4 pm on Sunday.  
    Winter Adventure Packages, which include everything, are $49 a day.
  • Watch the "King of the East" Snowboard competition.

Saturday NightMike Sudofsky has kindly offered his place for a Saturday Night Pot Luck and get together.  
                           4-2 Rachel Court, Loonbrook, Lincoln, NH 
                           Please bring a Pot Luck item to share and BYOB

Later Saturday Night: If folks are interested the band "6 Foot Sunday" will be playing in the Bunyan Room at Loon starting at 8:30 pm-no cover!

Sunday: Breakfast at Wilderness Inn B & B or on your own.

  • Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or skate at Loon or hit the road and head home.


Inn Seasons Group does rentals

or check out Loon Accommodations Web Page

If you are planning to attend the "Fleets Meet on the Slopes" Weekend, please RSVP to Molly White at with the number in your party and what you plan to bring to the potluck.

Look forward to seeing everyone!