J/80 Fleet 1
Lake Winnipesaukee is home to one of the original J/80 fleets. The J/80 is a fast, fun, 26-foot sportboat, usually sailed with a crew of 4.
We race every Thursday evening at 6pm in the Spring and Summer Series and 5:30pm in the Fall Series. The season last from mid-May to mid-October, on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire.
We're an active and growing fleet - many Thurday nights we see about 15 boats on the starting line! With this many boats, there's almost always room for visiting crew - just get in touch with our Fleet Captain and let us know you're looking for a ride!
2023 J/80 Fleet 1 Racing Season
REGISTRATION and RESULTS
Register for the J/80 Fleet 1 2022 racing season online and pay by credit card or bank transfer via PayPal (note that you do not need to be a PayPal member to pay this way!)
Spring Series results and registration: Click Here
Summer Series results and registration: Click Here
Fall Series results and registration: Click Here
OCTOBER 4 - 8, 2023
Fleet 1 Mailing List & Info
We maintain a mailing list and enthusiast group for anyone interested in J/80 activities and news - sign up here.
J/80 Fleet 1 - Fleet Captain: Catherine McLaughlin
Dave Perry Webinar Series
Below is the link to the three webinar sessions that were held in April/May, 2021.
Please note that the recordings are intended for the private use of the LWSA sailors, and are not to be posted on YouTube, facebook or other major social media platforms.
J/80 News and Updates
LWSA Victory in Annapolis ! - May, 2017
Our very own More Gostosa (skipper Conor Hayes and crew Kevin Hayes, Graham Philpot and cousin Dan) came from behind with 3 bullets and won the J/80 Class at Annapolis NOOD AND won the reggata OVERALL !! Giving them a trip to the finals in BVI in October !!
See the full article and video interview of Conor at the link below:
Other archive season documents of interest:
For 2021, the J-Jamboree is being hosted on Lake Winnipesaukee as the Northeast Championships during September 17-19, 2021.
The granddaddy of them all, 2019 J-Jamboree, (32nd annual) in September 2019 on Lake Winnipesaukee constituted the J/80 North American Championship. This event had great weather and was a super fun social program.