About the J/111 Fleet
The first one-design J/111 event was held in June 2011 when the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago, Illinois hosted their annual "Colors Regatta". Six J/111s participated in that sunny, warm summer regatta. Since then, the Great Lakes J/111 fleet has grown considerably with 20+ boats in the region. In the Northeast, over a dozen J/111s are competing on a circuit that includes the American YC Spring/ Fall series, Block Island Week, New York Yacht Club events in Newport and the Chesapeake Bay fleet events. The first J/111 North Americans was hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club from August 14-18, 2013.