Late Fall On the Western Sound

Photo by Capt. Joe Diorio I am a self-proclaimed albie addict. I fall victim to the “flu” in the late summer and it usually hangs on like a bad cough right through October. Just when I have recovered from my shoulder season chasing funny fish, western Long Island Sound comes alive for the start of […]

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J109 North American Championship

When Rod Johnstone designed the J109 in the late 1990s as an update on the venerable J/105, he didn’t necessarily imagine that the 35-footer would prove to be one of the most successful mid-30-foot keelboats afloat. But, with several hundred J/09s manufactured from 2001 to 2012, and with vessel concentrations in areas of the country […]

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