Friday, November 6, 2015

Barkow & Ullman Sailing To Early Wins at Pro-Am Regatta

Sally Barkow sailing Bitter End YC Pro-Am regatta (Bitter End, British Virgin Islands)- The sailors in this year’s Bitter End YC 29th Annual Pro-Am Regatta come from a range of sailing experience, but almost to the person, all have significant J/Boats experience on their CV’s.

While Sally Barkow from Neenah, WI may be a two-time world champion and two-time US Yachtswomen of the Year (having  won five Rolex watches over the course of her impressive racing career), she’s spent a lot of time racing J/22s, J/24s and J/80s as part of her fleet and match-racing career growing up in the Midwest.

In addition, Taylor Canfield has been a J/24 (and IC24) ace as he grew up sailing in the US Virgin Islands, not to mention that he’s been spending a lot of time recently racing J/70s, too.

J (IC)/24s sailing Bitter End YC Pro-AM RegattaSimilarly, JJ Fetter from San Diego YC has spent lots of racing various J/22s and J/24s in her past experiences.  Likewise, Sally’s “sister” sailor from Wisconsin, Annie Haeger from Lake Beulah, WI has learned a lot sailing J/22s in various fleet and match races across the USA.  Anthony Kotoun has raced everything in the small J/Boats stable, including J/22s, J/24s (as World Champion) and recently J/70s.  Finally, none other than Dave Ullman was an early participant in helping grow the J/24 class, has raced J/22s, J/70s, J/80s, J/105s and J/125s as part of his role continuing to grow Ullman Sails worldwide.  The Bitter End YC “amateurs” will be having a fun time with these wonderful sailors!  For more Bitter End YC Pro-Am Regatta sailing information