Take your boat to Canyon Lake this weekend and leave her there for the next weekend! The Wurstfest II Regatta is Nov 11-12, and the J/22s have the largest class so far. The very next weekend is our Circuit Regatta #7 Nov 18-19 at the very same place. How convenient! Sign up now!
With as estimated 66 J/Boats participating in this annual event, Fleet 6 J/22’s made a great showing with 14 boats making their way out into the bay. The wind conditions were light on Saturday causing a postponement but Race Committee was able to get off four races. However, on Sunday, there were no races due to storms. Kevin Hayes and crew took 1st, Vincent Ruder and crew were a point behind in 2nd, Stuart Lindow and crew placed 3rd, Klynn Lundemo and crew were a point behind in 4th, and Dov Kivlovitz and crew scored 5th. Thanks to all who participated!
If you weren’t on a J22 doing the Heritage Cup Regatta at Houston Yacht Club this weekend, you missed out! It was great weather, great racing, and great fun! It was circuit #6 for our J22's doing the Southwest Circuit and 16 J22's and only J22's racing. Fleet 6 provided liquid refreshments as boats began setting up for the event and continued on through our daily socials, and as boats packed up to go home. We had a nice dinner on Saturday for all participants where you heard talk of weather, wind and boat set up. The finishes were up and down just like the wind, but Doug Weakly of Corpus Christy, had more ups with four bullets out of six races, taking a commanding 1st Place and a name on the Heritage Cup Trophy! Tom Meeh of Seabrook did well scoring a 2nd, Keith Zars from San Antonio placed 3rd, Nataleigh Perez of Houston took 4th, and Stuart Lindow of Seabrook earned a 5th. Thanks to all who came out to support our J22 Fleet 6 Class and our J22 Southwest District and a special thanks to PRO Jack Yoes and his race committee for putting on a great regatta! Results
Doug Weakly and Crew Win 1st Place and the Heritage Cup!
Tom Meeh and Crew
Keith Zars and Crew (Not Pictured)
Nataleigh Perez and Crew
SW Circuit Stop #6 comes to Houston Yacht Club in the 2017 Heritage Cup!
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Notice of Race
Dov Kivlovitz sailing USA951 and Doug Weakly from Corpus Christi sailing USA24 were alternating first places until the sixth race when Dov had to settle for a second. Unfortunately for Doug, he was about a minute or two into that same race when he realized that USA24 was OCS and had to return to the start line. Dov finished the seventh and final race with another bullet to seal the victory. Nice job Dov and crew! Third place went to John Hanna from TAMUG, fourth to Vincent Ruder, and fifth to David "Marshmallow Eater" Bethancourt. Thanks to HYC, Race Committee, and all thirteen J/22s who participated to help make this a great regatta!
The Houston Open One-Design Regatta, which is also a SW District circuit stop, is this weekend Sept 23,24. Ten J/22's so far, and the largest class. NOR, Registration, etc. here.
The GBCA Womens Regatta is this Saturday. Our own Kevin Hayes is PRO, so it promises to be a stellar event. Three J/22s so far, but let's get some more! Where are Nataleigh, Janet, Anne, Megan, Dana, Nancy, Marie? All you other skippers why not let your female crew take the stick and you crew for her?
Still time to make this class exceptionally large, thus ensuring the perpetual seahorse trophy goes to a J/22! Sign up here!
Our last Cabo race has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 27. Same place, same time 18:15. This rescheduling is due to CLRA running the lost race that Harvey took away. That CLRA race will be on Wednesday Sept 20.
So more races = more fun! See you at both.
J22 Race to Cabo just gained another sponsor! Jenny, a rep from EuroSport Marine, came to watch the competitive sailing and then spoke to us about the new place in town for sailing gear. She added to our random prizes by giving away 4 pair of SLAM gloves. Check out their web site, at the link below.
A short video of Cabo Race 3 start. Special thanks to Scott Lacy for the video and the use of Tramp for the signal boat! And to our newest sponsor, Eurosport Marine for the use of the markset boat, and for some great random prizes!
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