FWBC Leukemia Cup Regatta
Hello sports fans!! This weekend Fort Worth Boat Club is hosting it's 64th Annual Regatta/ FWBC Leukemia Cup Regatta!! So far there are 6 J80s registered for the fun!!! For more information please visit the website!!!
| 22 April 2013 | Registration Website |
Annapolis NOODs around the corner!!
Howdy J80 fans!! 10 days until the next big J80 gathering. We currently have 23 boats registered for the 2013 Annapolis NOOD Regatta. With a class party sponsored by Fleet 10, this looks to be a great event. It's not too late to register and join the fun!!
| 22 April 2013 | Read more |
2013 Elissa Regatta Wrap-up
2013 Elissa Regatta
What a great time of year to sail on Galveston Bay in Texas!! Throw in a good cause, the 27th annual 2013 “Elissa” Regatta, hosted by legendary Houston Yacht Club and you have a fun time for all. The “Elissa” is Texas’ only Tall Ship and all proceeds raised at the event go towards maintenance and upkeep of this three masted barque which was built in 1877.
The regatta consisted of 12 classes ranging from the hot new J70 to a pursuit start in mixed PHRF rated boats. I had the pleasure of crewing with my son Taylor, in our J80 along with our good friends Joe Taylor (JT) and Casey Rogers …. . JT and I are old, and when we added up, (with a calculator) just the years we’ve sailed together, it was more than the J80 is long… 30 years!! At least the “kids”, Taylor and Casey brought our “average” crew age down considerably. Advil anyone?
Our race course consisted of the PHRF, J109, J105 and J80’s. Winds were SSE 12-18 knots for both Saturday and Sunday (and I might add 78 degrees). In our J80 fleet the competition was very tough with many different competitors leading our class at some point during the six race event. Kevin Funsch and crew of “Geaux Fast” (AKA “Kicks”) did an outstanding job to win the event by one point over “USA 803”, Taylor Lutz and crew on a very tight last race finish… Third was Ramon Torres on “80 Proof” who did a great job winning race #1 on Saturday. Fourth place was our local fleet captain Forbes Durdin on “Mojito” who had the most unlucky first day rounding the first windward mark of race #1 with a comfortable lead after an excellent beat but missed the offset mark (yes, it was a ways away Forbes) and having a spin takedown/ jib out, back upwind to clear the offset and dropping back to 6th…And then again leading race #2 and missing the mark change (not sure we heard or saw any “C” flag either).. He needed a couple Mojito’s after that!
Pictured is the last race finish, in a “who beats who” for first place in the regatta!! “Geaux Fast” in blue spin, “USA 803” in white spin and Nizar Abuzeni’s “Arrow” a very close third in the red, white and blue spin.
| 08 April 2013 | Results |
New York Yacht Club 159th Annual Regatta June 14-16
The New York Yacht Club has graciously invited the J80 class to participate in this prestigious event, the oldest regatta in the United States. There is n Around the Island race on the 14th, then bouy racing 15-16, which is scored seperatly! This looks to be a great time!
| 04 April 2013 | Event Website |
Light Air Tactics Challenge J/80 Sailors at San Diego NOOD
It was a battle of concentration and who could find the favorable puffs and wind shifts at this year’s San Diego NOOD Regatta, the first race of the Southern California Circuit. Day one was sailed in typical San Diego sea-breeze of 8 to 10 knots from the West. Curt Johnson and the crew of “Avet” won the day with 2-1 finishes. On day two, the dreaded “Catalina Eddy,” characterized by light shifty breezes from the south, visited the racecourse in full force. Mark Hunter and the crew of “In-Appropriate” were able to get to the favored right side of the course consistently and scored 2-1 finishes to win the day. Eddy circulation was still strong on the third and last day of the regatta. Steve Wyman on “nuhunu” sailed smart and fast to score 2-1 finishes and the daily win. In the end, it was “Avet” who came up with the repeat overall win with “In-Appropriate” a close second and Dan Gribble and Kurt Weise sailing “Monkey Shoulder” in third.
| 18 March 2013 | Results |
2013 San Diego NOOD set to Begin!
The next stop on the Sailing World NOOD circuit is this weekend in beautiful San Diego, CA. The regatta runs Friday thru Sunday (15-17 March). With Curt Johnson on AVET looking for a repeat, this looks to be a fun time! For further info and scoring updates, please refer to the link below...
| 12 March 2013 | event website |
Annapolis NOOD's are Fast Approaching
It May be the end of February, but May will be here quickly, and with it the Annapolis NOOD Regatta. Last year we had 32 boats on the line. With the Worlds coming to Annapolis in 2014, we expect an even greater number as competitors start looking for training opportunities at the future World's venue!!
As of today, there are already 12 boats resgistered!!
Once again, Fleet 10 will be hosting a class cookout at the home of Fleet Captain Bert Carp, one evening during the regatta!!!
We look forward to seeing you on the water soon. For any questions, please email Bert Carp at email@example.com or Chris Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org
| 27 February 2013 | Annapolis NOODs |
2013 North American Championships at BIRW
The J/80 Class continues to rock on! The 2013 North Americans are going to be hosted by Storm Trysail Club at the 25th Anniversary of Block Island Race Week and they’ve worked hard to get us to come. This is a very prestigious event and for those who have never experienced BIRW, there is no time like the present. The J/80 Class Association and Storm Trysail Club have made it affordable and easy to get your team to Block Island and we expect a great showing, both on and off the water! Stay tuned for details regarding a tune-up regatta in early June in Newport!
Just in, there are 11 boats signed up already from across the Northeast and Mid Atlantic!!! Let's change the demographics up a bit, folks!!!
| 25 February 2013 | Event Website and Registration |
J80 Southern Circuit ramps up for a strong 2013 season
The 2013 J80 Notice of Circuit is out! Thanks Forbes, Kyle and the others that put in the work to get it published!
Events and dates:
HYC Elissa Regatta-April 6-7
FWBC-Leukemia Cup-April 27-28
LYC Shoe Regatta May 18-19th
HYC HOOD Regatta September 21-23
LYC JFest Southwest-November 2-3
| 24 February 2013 | J80 Southern Circuit FB page |