Sunday, February 2, 2020

J/70 Davis Island Winter Series III Preview

J/70s sailing Tampa Bay series
(Tampa, FL)- The third and final regatta of the J/70 Davis Island Winter Series is taking place this coming weekend. An all-star cast of fifty-one boats will be assembled on the choppy waters of Tampa Bay to vie for both regatta and series awards. The Davis Island Yacht Club Race Committee team and PRO are hoping the forecasted weather conditions give them enough breeze on Saturday; after the frontal system passes overnight, Sunday looks to be a nearly perfect day- sunny, 60s, 8-14 kts from the northwest.

Will Brian Keane’s SAVASANA sail another solid, conservative regatta to maintain his lead in the overall ranking and become crowned the J/70 Winter Series Champion for the first time? T.B.D. as they say! Keane's crew will again have to contend with top crews like Darby Smith’s AFRICA, Mark Foster and Travis Odenbach on HONEYBADGER, a top Italian crew on ENJOY 1.0 skippered by Carlo Tomelleri, Rob Britts HOT MESS, a top Argentinean team on JUICY skippered by Francisco Van Avermaete, Kevin Downey's MR PITIFUL (with Willem van Waay as mainsheet/ tactician), a top German TP52 owner/ skipper- Mike Illbruck's PINTA with J/70 World Champion crew John Kostecki, and Buddy Cribb's VICTORY.  For more J/70 Davis Island Winter Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.