Fleet 6
Galveston Bay, Texas

Welcome to Fleet 6!

J/22 Fleet 6 is the most active one-design sailboat racing fleet in the Galveston Bay area.

Upcoming Events


  • 10 Sep 2018 9:25 AM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    Some good pictures from last Wednesday from Alan Woodyard here.
    Close racing!

  • 4 Sep 2018 1:27 PM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)
    Join us at Cabo this Friday at 7:00pm!  Details here!

  • 11 Jul 2018 11:29 AM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    This Saturday's GBCA rum race is sponsored by JBoats Southwest.  Party catered by Marios, and special giveaways from JBoats. And Fleet 6 will award a bottle of rum to the first J/22 to finish (maybe more if we have enough participation).  So put on your old JFest t-shirt and we'll see you Saturday!

  • 1 Jun 2018 4:45 PM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    First off, the FWBC circuit regatta this weekend. But if you aren't already on your way there....

    Cabo Series.  How soon they forget.  It's only been 5 weeks since the last Cabo races, but the SIs have not been amended. There was some confusion as to which way to round the leeward mark. There is a link to the SIs on the home page.  Results here.

    Video. More video coverage from White Pelican Productions. See the latest Cabo video here.  (Thankfully the first leeward mark rounding was edited out!) Check Stuart's other videos by selecting Photo/Video from the menu.

  • 13 May 2018 10:15 PM | Janet Ruder (Administrator)

    It was a beautiful weekend at Austin Yacht Club for J22 SW District Circuit #3. Good weather, good wind, great hospitality, great food and drink, and awesome racing!  Fifteen boats were in attendance, four from Fleet 6.  It was close racing going into the last race, only 3 points separated the top 4 finishers. Doug Weakly, from Corpus Christy, secured the narrow victory, Nataleigh Perez, from Houston, was a close 2nd, Tom Meeh, Seabrook, won the tiebreaker for 3rd, Terry Schertz, Austin, took 4th, and Dov Kivlovitz, Seabrook, claimed 5th.  Congratulations Doug and crew! And thanks to all who joined the fun at AYC!

    Don’t miss SW Circuit #4 at Fort Worth Boat Club, June 2-3!

  • 8 May 2018 1:59 PM | Janet Ruder (Administrator)

    A respected member of our fleet, Julie Goetschius, SV Crayola #877, passed away Sunday, May 6.  Like many of us, Julie started racing on another 22 on Wednesday nights, Tom Sutton's.  She did foredeck and Jerry Smith did middle.  Around 1991, she decided she wanted her own J22 and went into a partnership with Cathy Harry and bought hull #877.  Then you couldn't stop her, she traveled with her boat as far as Holland, Netherland to do the J22 World's as well and many other J22 World's. She did three Rolex Regatta's, two in Annapolis and one at HYC.  Her sailing earned her the first Woman Club Championship at HYC and a Final for the Adam's Cup four times! At HYC's Windward Down Sailing Camp, she always taught the advanced campers on her boat.  She loved sailing, teaching sailing, and racing and took every opportunity she could to get new people into the sport.  .Julie was a driving force in keeping our J22 Fleet 6 going and was Fleet Captain for many years. She will be missed.

    Fleet 6 will make a donation to Special Olympics Texas in Julie's honor. 

    Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 9am - 11am
    Service to follow at 11:00am

    Sterling-White Funeral Home
    11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd.
    Highlands, TX 77562


  • 2 May 2018 9:12 AM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    From the Guv:

    Circuit Regatta #3 is being hosted by Austin Yacht Club on May 12th and 13th. Go to the event website to register www.regattanetwork.com/event/16853 or from the link on the J22southwest website. The Austin event has grown to be one of our biggest events of the year. So register today and we'll see you there.

    Brant Koepke

  • 19 Apr 2018 11:05 AM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    Sailing Instructions are posted. Pretty much the same as last year with one MAJOR difference.  The leeward mark shall be rounded to STARBOARD.  Several reasons for this:

    1. Boats are not rounding in opposite directions in the case of
      • a boat finishing and a boat that has  been lapped, or
      • a boat mistakenly finishing early, or
      • a boat rounding when she should be finishing
    2. Practice rounding to starboard (e.g. like at a gate)
    3. Easier for RC to shorten (don't have to move the signal boat)
  • 12 Apr 2018 8:14 AM | Walter Caldwell (Administrator)

    Registration is open for the 2nd Southwest Circuit Regatta at Shreveport YC, April 28,29.  NOR, Registration, etc here.

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