Saturday, September 8, 2018

FKA Crushes J/80 East Coasts

J/80 sailing upwind (Boothbay Harbor, ME)- Over the August 24th to 26th weekend, the Boothbay Harbor YC hosted the 2018 J/80 East Coast Championship.  A competitive fleet of sixteen J/80s from across the East Coast high-tailed it up to Maine to enjoy spectacular sailing in the gorgeous waters off Boothbay Harbor.

Starting off the first day leading the regatta, Les Beckwith’s crew on FKA never looked back, despite a disappointing 10th in the 5th race.  In the end, they accumulated six firsts in nine races to win with just 18 pts total.  Kevin Hayes’ MORE GOSTOSA sailed a very consistent series, collecting 5 seconds along the way, to take the silver with 20 pts total.  Rounding out the podium in the bronze position was Dan Shanahan’s LAWYERS GUNS & MANGOS with a total of 32 pts.  For more J/80 East Coast Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.