Wednesday, April 25, 2007

J/Fest San Francisco

J Fest 2007 returned to St. Francis Yacht Club with 50 J's participating in fantastic racing. As expected, the St. Francis Yacht Club Race Committee upheld their high standard of race management and ran five races over the two day period. Congratulations to the winners: Steve Madeira and crew on the J/120 MR MAGOO, Tim Russell and crew sailing AQUAVIT to victory in the very competitive 27 boat J/105 fleet, and Edward Walker and crew aboard the J 24 CASUAL CONTACT who finished with a perfect score. The parties were as much fun as the racing thanks to J/Fest sponsors Longboard Vineyards, West Marine, North Sails, Ullman Sails, B&G Electronics, Hall Spars, Sail Magazine, Trident Funding and Sail California. Picture credit: Results:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Charleston Race Week 2007

J sailors from around the country continued their migration up the eastern seaboard with a stop in South Carolina for Charleston Race Week April 13-15. This annual spring event has become a must-regatta for many classes and this year boasted 150 entrants, of which 39% were J’s. For the J/105 class, it was the third stop of the Southern Circuit (after Key West and St. Pete NOOD). Brian Keane of Weston, MA won the class in a tie-breaker over Worth Harris’ RUM AT SIX of Raleigh, NC, and the overall winner of the J/105 President's Trophy for 2007 was Don Wilson and his crew aboard CONVEXITY from Chicago, IL. J/24s, J/80s and J/109s also saw one-design action with Daniel Borrer on JESUS LIZARD winning in J/24s, Kristen Robinson aboard ANGRY CHAMELEON topping the J/80 fleet, and John Yonover of Lake Geneva, WI winning the J/109 division. Results and news: