Thursday, October 8, 2015

J/80 North Americans Preview

J/80s sailing off start (Seabrook, TX)- Lakewood Yacht Club will be hosting J/80 North American Championship, October 9th-11th!  Three full days of racing are promised and the fleet of eighteen boats should have great sailing conditions on Galveston Bay.

While not the largest NA’s the class has seen in some time, the level of talent in the fleet more than makes up for it with many of the “top guns” in the American J/80 fleet present.  Leading that contingent should be Kerry Klingler and Bill Rose’s KICKS (past J/80 NA's champions) and keeping them honest will be Shannon Lockwood’s SHENANIGANS from Keyport YC, Gary Panariello’s COURAGEOUS from North Shore YC (a past Key West champion) and Chris Chadwick’s CHURCH KEY from Eastport YC in Annapolis, MD.  Notable amongst the local teams will also be Paul Parsons’ PARSONS PROJECT from the Galveston Bay Cruising Association.
For more J/80 North American Championship sailing information