Sunday, October 1, 2017

J/70 East Coast Championship Preview

J/70s sailing off starting line (Deltaville, VA)- The Fishing Bay Yacht Club will be hosting the 2017 J/70 East Coast Championship from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017.  Already, there is a strong group of competitors from around the Bay as well as from places afar and the regatta is a qualifier for the 2018 J/70 World Championship to be held next September in Marblehead, MA.

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is ideally situated at the mouth of the Piankatank River at the Chesapeake Bay, offering a variety of sailing areas to suit the weather conditions. The water temperature will still be mild, and the breezes should allow for excellent racing.

FBYC will be offering a continental breakfast in the mornings prior to racing and dinner on Saturday evening.  Of course, FBYC will have their famous regatta bar set up throughout the event, beginning at check-in on Friday afternoon.

FBYC and its members look forward to welcoming you to their gorgeous facilities this fall for another spectacular regatta!

So far, with fifteen boats registered, a number of top local crews are participating, including Al Terhune’s DAZZLER, Gannon Troutman’s PIED PIPER, Henry Filter’s WILD CHILD, Taz Coffey’s DANGER MOUSE, Drake Johnstone’s CAT's PAJAMAS, and Clark Dennison’s BAD DECISIONS. For more J/70 East Coast Championship sailing information