Fleet 5 at The Southernmost Regatta

Fleet 5 at The Southernmost Regatta

I was lucky enough to get an invite from Jon Weglarz to sail with him in Key West for the Southernmost Regatta. Its timing was impeccable as it aligned with a cold snap in Chicago. The crew was Jon on Helm, Sean Wilson on Main, Joey Sacconi on headsail trim, Beth...
Why we bought a J105

Why we bought a J105

My focus towards everything has been about improvement, proficiency, and expertise. I enjoy applying this to a wide range of hobbies and sailing is no different. I started out learning to sail through basic training offered at any yacht club, spent some time learning...
Transport to Cleveland (and Back)

Transport to Cleveland (and Back)

The 2024 J/105 North American Championship will be held in Cleveland, Ohio in September. Most of us going will probably want to ship our boats from Chicago over land rather than sail them there.

Why Not Lithium (Yet)

Why Not Lithium (Yet)

When we did the electrical upgrade on our J/105, Kinship, we chose not to use lithium batteries, despite many potential advantages.  What are those advantages, and why did we forego them?