About Fleet 20 - Lake Ontario, Canada/USA
The J/80 is the fastest growing one design sport boat fleet on Lake Ontario with over 18 members in 2017 and growing. Hosting of the 2016 J/80 North American Championship at National Yacht Club in Toronto brought an even bigger burst of J/80s on our lake than ever before.
Fleet 20 has a strong core at the National YC in Toronto, with growth across the GTA yacht clubs. Our busy regatta calendar attracts J/80s from around Lake Ontario, including Royal Canadian YC, Niagara-On-The-Lake YC, Cathedral Bluffs YC, Nepean Sailing Club, Kingston YC and Genesee YC and also welcome boats from growing fleets in Ottawa and the Canadian Erie shore.
2018 J/80 Fleet 20 News
2018 J/80 Fleet 20 Regatta Calendar
2018 J/80 Toronto Area Fleet Schedule:
2018 J/80 Eastern Lake Area Fleet Schedule:
2017 J/80 Fleet 20 News
2017 Toronto Series Championship Results
The J/80 Toronto Area Series Championship was introduced in 2017 and comprised of 5 regattas: RCYC, J/Fest, NYC, Argosy & QCYC.
Trophy's were awarded to the following top 3 championship winners at the 2017 Fleet AGM:
1st - Feisty - Trudy Murphy
2nd - Flyer - Gary Stephenson
3rd - Innocent Bystander - David Doyle
We can't wait to do it all again in 2018 :)
2017 Cancellation of Lyra
Dear J/80 Fleet 20 Members
2017 has been a real challenge so far in dealing with record flooding on Lake Ontario and beyond. Our home clubs have struggled mightily to get the sailing season off to a good start. Our friends in the eastern end of Lake Ontario have been especially hard hit, with many docks still underwater and their home clubs still nowhere near operating normally.
LYRA 2017 is scheduled for Aug 4-6 in Rochester, hosted by Rochester YC and Genesee YC. At this time, understandably, the host clubs are unable to commit to running the regatta, and will not be able to make that decision until July 1st or later.
As in the past, we selected the LYRA Regatta to be the J/80 Lake Ontario Championships, assuring us of a great, well-run event for our growing fleet. However, given the above uncertainty, your fleet Exec feels it is prudent to instead make the 2017 J/Fest Regatta our Lake Ontario Championship event. In making this decision now, we hope our more distant fleet members have enough time to plan a trip to Toronto for July 22-23. LYRA will remain a 2017 fixture on our calendar and for the future, and if LYRA does proceed, we strongly encourage all to make the trip to Rochester for what is sure to be another great sailing event, hosted by a great sailing community.
In spite of the challenges in getting the season started, the Toronto area fleet has managed to run two incredibly competitive regattas in superb sailing conditions. In addition, last weekend saw a second J/80 fleet compete in the Nepean One Design Regatta, with Hugh McGugan bringing Breakaway J to Ottawa, ensuring the local J/80s get a start in an exciting weekend of close racing. Nine boats racing in one weekend, with several others not able to make it to the start line but keen for our next regatta. We have new J/80s in Toronto, Ottawa and on Lake Erie. Our fleet is growing, has unbelievable racing and is being noticed by other fleets. 2017 is off to a great start, thank you for your commitment to the fleet, and see you on the water.
J/80 Fleet Exec - Fleet 20 Lake Ontario
David, Trudy, Lawrence & Will
2017 Hans Fogh Memorial Championship Results
What a crazy weekend at the ABYC J-Fest for the annual J80 Lake Ontario Hans Fogh Memorial Championship! Seven J-80s registered for the event with the fleet officially welcoming new skipper Owen Schneider and crew on Enigma from CBYC.
Saturday saw the fleet bobbing about for hours when the RC were finally able to get 2 races going after 3pm. The course was filled with holes and personal wind lines that frustrated some and paid for others.
At the other extreme, on Sunday the wind was seriously blowing and big waves challenged drivers, soaked crew and shredded sails. It was tough conditions but lets face it, J80s are the most fun when they’re rippin’ downwind at 12+ knots and you can’t wipe the smile off everyone’s face! Whaaaaa Hooooo! ☺
Hugh McGugan on Breakaway J left the fleet in their wake throughout the regatta finishing first in ever race except the final one Sunday. A huge thank you to Hugh and his crew for trailering Breakaway J from Kingston to join us. Congratulations for taking home the championship trophy!
Trudy Murphy and team on Feisty moved from second last position on Saturday to finish second overall. Gary Stephenson and crew on Flyer achieved solid results throughout the weekend to finish third overall.
Thanks for a great weekend everyone. Can’t wait to do it all again in August at the National Yacht Club Open. See you there
2017 J/80 Fleet20 AGM Minutes
Click on the file below to view or download a copy of the minutes.
Fleet 20 Regatta Calendar 2014 - 2017
2017 J/80 Toronto Area Fleet Schedule:
** Denotes races included in the J/80 Fleet20 Series Championship Trophy
2017 J/80 Eastern Lake Area Fleet Schedule:
June 17 - Nepean One Design Regatta - View Results
Officers / Contact
Fleet Captain: David Doyle
Marketing & Communications: Trudy Murphy
Fleet Secretary: Will Bennett
Want more information about J/80’s on Lake Ontario or to arrange a demo?
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