Saturday, February 21, 2015

J/27 Midwinters Preview

J/27 one-design sailboat- sailing downwind (New Orleans, LA)- The J/27 class continues to flourish as a result of the passionate, committed owners who love to sail the 30+ year old 27 ft classic sloop.  With its long, narrow, easily-driven hull and enormous cockpit, the J/27 has gained its share of J aficionados over the course of time.  Two regions in particular, western Lake Ontario and the northern Gulf of Mexico are enjoying a bit of a renaissance sailing beautifully maintained and restored J/27s.

For the weekend of February 18th to 21st, the J/27s will be having their first Midwinters down south in a long time. The host will be Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, Louisiana.  A fleet of eight boats has registered for the event; five are member of the local SYC J/27 fleet and visitors include three boats from the Barefoot Sailing Club in Suwanee, Georgia.  Hopefully, some boats from Ontario make it down, too, and shake off all that snow and ice from their boats and head south to warmer climes!  You can watch “live” and in 3D replay the Midwinter action on   For more J/27 Midwinters sailing information