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Jet-14 Class Plans for Return To Racing

The COVID-19 epidemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of regattas across the world.  As of late May many states now allow sailing, especially with family.  This has sparked discussion in the Jet-14 class about the prospects of cobbling together a racing schedule for the rest of the 2020 season.

The first regatta that most of us are wondering about is Nationals, originally planned for Mayfield Yacht Club in early August.  The class association is in close contact with MYC leadership about the event.  As New York has been at the epicenter of the crisis in the United States, state and MYC leadership are understandingly pessimistic that we will be able to have Nationals as scheduled.

Given this information, the Jet-14 class association is exploring alternatives for dates and places for our national championship, in case we are not able to race at MYC.  Members and other interested sailors are advised to stay tuned for updates, as the situation is fluid.  Other regattas originally scheduled are mostly in a “wait and see” pattern.  The popular NC Governor’s Cup Regatta has been cancelled, but other regattas later in the summer have not made decisions yet.

Check back with this site as more information is released.


2019 Southern Comfort Classic Registration Open!


Chris Hennon and Lacie Wallace (#483) rip upwind at the 2017 Jet-14 Southern Comfort Classic regatta

Registration is now open for the first Jet-14 regatta of the season.  I hope you will all join us in Asheville for what has always turned out to be a fun event.  Register online by April 19 to get $5 off the $75 entry fee.  Registration includes two lunches, breakfast, BBQ dinner, drinks, and awards for skipper and crew.

Note that class membership is required to participate!  Please take 5 minutes and renew online:
Hope to see you in beautiful Asheville – let me know if you have questions, need crew, lodging, etc…  Already have 9 boats on board!
Chris (#483)

Nationals Registration Open

Registration for the 2018 Jet-14 Nationals at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC is now open.  You are encouraged to register and pay electronically through the regatta network website.  Paper registration forms will be mailed next week.  Forms and other information are available at the regatta network website or at

In Jet racing this past weekend, nine Jets reported for action for the 61st NC Governors Cup regatta at Kerr Lake, NC.  Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (Lake Norman Yacht Club) won the four race series in light air.  Read the summary and full results at

There were two other Jet regattas – Bridget Ireland took down the seven boat Cleveland Race Week fleet with a pair of bullets.  Check back for a summary and results on the website soon.  Our New Jersey friends also raced in the Wren Regatta at Hunterdon – we hope to post those results as well.



Wells/Kern Start 2018 Strong With Win at Southern Comfort Classic

Lenny Wells and Caswell Kern (#1130) topped a 10-boat fleet to win the 2018 Jet-14 Southern Comfort Classic near Asheville, NC last weekend.  Wells and Kern won a tiebreaker over Chris Hennon and Kevin Trebilcock (#483) with three race wins to two.  Barry Saunders and crew Rebecca Walker (#737) won the B fleet and finished 4th overall.

Eight races were run in a gusty northwesterly that saw several boats capsize throughout the weekend.  The seven boats from Asheville Sailing Club were joined by Barry and Rebecca (Carolina Sailing Club), Tim and Lucas Porter (#645, Lake Norman Yacht Club), and Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (#717, LNYC).  A full recap and pictures can be found on the Jet-14 Class website.


Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (#717) are chased around the top mark by Tim and Lucas Porter (#645) and Paula Hennon/Neal Bunce (#1129)

Southern Comfort Classic to Open Jet-14 Racing Season


Chris Hennon and Lacie Wallace (#483) rip upwind at the 2017 Jet-14 Southern Comfort Classic regatta

The first regatta of the Jet-14 season gets underway this weekend near Asheville, NC.  Weather is forecast to be ideal with sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-upper 60s, and winds in the 5-15 kt range.  Lenny Wells (#1130) will look to defend his title against an expected fleet of 10 boats which includes past champion Tom Grace/Paula Pacheco (#717).

The local ABC affiliate, WLOS, ran a series of segments on the regatta, the local club, and the new youth sailing program.  You’ll find some nice video of last year’s SCC regatta in there.

Results will be posted next week – stay tuned!

Halloween Classic Moved to Oct. 7-8

Mohican Sailing Club has announced a change of date for their premier Jet-14 regatta.  The Halloween Classic will now be held Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8.  Please change your travel plans and let Marion know you’ll be there.

The Jet-14 class annual meeting was held at Edgewater Yacht Club during Nationals.  A report will be published soon.

Mohican Chiefs Results

Eleven boats ignored the dire weather forecasts and then enjoyed a great weekend of sailing at Mohican SC May 27-28.  It was a competitive fleet where positions seemed to instantly change with every puff.  Look for a full summary in the upcoming JetBlasts newsletter.

2017 Mohican Chiefs

The fleet looks for wind – any wind – off the line at the 2017 Mohican Chiefs Regatta

Sail Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
444 M. Zaugg A. Joudrey 1 2 1 1 2 7
698 N. Ireland B. Stock 6 1 3 2 3 15
1147 B. Ireland G. Auer 4 4 5 4 1 18
1133 M. Chambers J. Chambers 3 5 4 3 4 19
1132 T. Joudrey Aaron 2 6 7 7 6 28
443 I. Baker K. Baker 7 3 8 9 8 36
1161 S. FitzGibbon   5 8 2 DNF DNS 39
94 B. Joudrey P. Joudrey 9 9 6 8 7 39
483 C. Hennon A. Roessner 8 7 DNF 5 9 41
628 K. Milligan W. Milligan 11 10 10 6 5 42
1051 N. Maude J. Maude 10 11 9 10 10 50


2017 Jet-14 Season Cranking Up

Hello everyone, I hope you had the chance to read the results from the 6th Southern Comfort Classic in the latest JetBlasts issue.  If you didn’t receive one in the mail, you can read/download the pdf here:

JetBlasts (1Q, 2017)

Lots of great pictures of the event posted on the SmugMug website.

A number of great events coming soon:

This weekend: Mohican Chiefs Regatta (Lucas, OH – contact Marion Zaugg 419-524-4109)

June 3-4: Dave Irey Memorial.  Boats from NJ and NC are already registered to join some Chesapeake Jets at last year’s Nationals venue.  Download the NOR and pre-register at the Regatta Network (Galesville, MD).

June 17-18: Cleveland Race Week.  I just counted 12 Jets already registered for this one!  What a great way to preview this year’s Nationals venue.  Register online.

June 17-18: Governor’s Cup/District III Championship (Henderson, NC).  Kerr Lake is straddles the NC/VA border and is a shortish drive for all of District III.  Best camping on the Jet circuit.  Register online.

See you on the water in the coming weeks!

Chris (#483)

Jet #483


2017 Membership – Join Now!


Hard to believe it is almost March already.  Fleet 65 down here in NC is busy welcoming two new members, Curtis Boyd (#203) and Don Read (#951) into the fold and we’re looking forward to seeing them out there racing in 6th Southern Comfort Classic April 29-30.

You probably have received an email from our esteemed class secretary that membership for the 2017 season is now open.  The easiest thing to do is to navigate to the membership page on our class website (, fill out the online form, and pay with your credit card online.  Or, you can go “Marion” and print out the membership form, fill it out, and mail it in with your payment.  Either way, do it!  Your membership supports the class association in a number of important ways.  You also will be assured to receive 1 year of JetBlasts in your mailbox.

I’ve heard that the regatta schedule is almost ready to go – look for it in the mail soon along with an invitation to join the class if you haven’t already.  Check out the website for recent updates, including minor changes to the measurement specifications, a Southern Comfort Classic preview, and a digital copy of the latest JetBlasts newsletter.

That’s all for now.  See you on the water soon.


Jet Blasts Return

Happy New Year Jet-14 Nation!

By now I hope that you have all received and read last year’s Jet Blasts issue, our first in quite some time.  I’ve attached the issue to this note in case you haven’t seen it.  This is a great resource to have around at the club or to take with you to One Design regattas.  If you need more copies, please contact Secretary Tiffany Parker – I’m sure there are some extras that she can mail you.  Or, feel free to print out the attached pdf document.

Halloween Classic


A great time was had by all at the 2016 Halloween Classic.  

Another successful Halloween Classic is in the books.  In case you missed the classic summary and results, they are posted on the class website here.

2017 Jet-14 Regattas

The 2017 regatta schedule will be taking shape over the next few weeks so stay tuned for that.  We do know that the Southern Comfort Classic in Asheville, NC will be April 29-30 – a little later this year, so the weather should be plenty warm.  We usually get 10 boats for this one but should have more this year as there’s now 7 boats at Asheville Sailing Club alone ready to go.  Send me a note if you have any questions!

I’m working on a new Jet Blasts issue as we speak.  Look for it in your mailbox by early February.  Have a great start to the new year!