Monday, May 30, 2016

“Sail a J Day” Was a Big Hit!

Gorgeous J/122E at Sail a J Day (Newport, RI)- The first New England based “Sail a J Day” took place Saturday, May 21st in Newport, RI.  Over 50 J/enthusiasts kicked off the sailing season with some fun sailing aboard the J/70, J/88, J/97E, J/109, J/111 and J/112E. Sailors traveled from as far away as Canada and the Carolinas to enjoy the mid 60’s temps and 10-15 knot J/88 at Sail a J Day Newportwinds.  Several opted to try different boats to see what fit their sailing the best.

“This was a unique opportunity to hop from boat-to-boat and actually experience the differences,” said Jeff Johnstone.  “One can learn more about a boat in 45 minutes of sailing it, than years of going to boat shows or reading brochures. From the initial feedback from the participants, we can see doing many more of these hands-on events in the future!”