Saturday, October 31, 2015

J/22 & J/24 East Coast Preview

J/24 sailboat crew having fun sailing! (Eastport, MD)- A fall sailing classic will be taking place this weekend on Chesapeake Bay- the East Coast Championships for both the J/22 and J/24 classes.  Taking place from October 30th to November 1st, the fleets will be treated to the amazing hosts in Eastport, MD known as the Severn Sailing Association.  Both fleets have more than fifteen boats registered and the quality of the fleet is incredibly high.

For the J/22s, class President Sandy Adzcik will be racing and will be joined by veterans like Brad Julia, Trevor Perkins, Jeff Todd and Chris Wilson.  Teams are participating from Rhode Island, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

The J/24 Eastern Championships are sponsored by Hillman Investments.  The fleet has several class leaders participating, including past East Coast, National, North American and World Champions.  In fact, it’s quite the stellar cast for the size of the fleet.  The de facto class cheerleader for over three decades, Tony Parker’s BANGOR PACKET, will be hoping to lead an all-star group that includes Carter White’s SEA BAGS SAILING TEAM, Peter Kassal’s SPACEMAN SPIFF, Mike Marshall’s PIPE DREAM from Jamestown, RI, Robby Brown’s crew from Tampa, FL, the Samson/Deom duo on HIJACK from Montreal, Quebec and Travis Odenbach’s HONEY BADGER from New York.  For more J/22 East Coast sailing information  For more J/24 East Coasts sailing information