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10th Anniversary J/Fest Southwest

The J/Fest Southwest Regatta celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 26-27 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX. A nice fleet of 17 J/22s were on hand, completing seven races. Danny Pletsch's Sketchy took the win with 17 points. Two points back in second place was Doug Weakly's HNL, and another two points behind in...

Potts Defends US Match Racing Champs in J/22s

The 52nd U.S. Match Racing Championship was won by Pearson Potts (Boston, Mass.), beating seven other teams in J/22s for the coveted Prince of Wales Bowl. Racing was held October 4-6 in San Francisco, CA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, Potts and his team of Lucas Adams, Robert Savoie and Tim Siemers returned...

Bill Fortenberry’s QUINN Leads J/22s Around Conanicut

Sunday dawned with partly cloudy skies and a gentle northerly breeze wafting down Narragansett Bay for the Conanicut Round Island Race. The forecast was for the gradient winds to swing into the east/ southeast by late afternoon and only build into the 5 to 9 knots range. The course selected was "X," a counter-clockwise race...

EVIL DR. PORK CHOP Slams Slammer Cup

The Slammer Cup is an annual competition between the Tawas Bay Yacht Club (Tawas, MI) and Huron Yacht Club (Caseville, MI), and this year was sailed on Tawas Bay. The fleet sailed PHRF, and it was a combined JAM and Spinnaker fleet. Spinnaker boats were penalized 12 seconds a mile. Courses were modified Olympic, and...

World Avocado Cup Raced in J/22s

San Diego Bay was the setting of the first-ever World Avocado Cup Regatta, hosted by the World Avocado Organization (WAO) in partnership with the San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC). This one-of-a-kind sailing event was designed to highlight the global origins of this celebrated superfood - with 10 boats representing the world's participating avocado-producing countries, which...