Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bernie Girod New J/105 Class President

J/105 Rock & Roll- Bernie Girod- sailing off Santa Barbara- 20+ knots planingSanta Barbara J/105 owner, Bernie Girod, owner/skipper  of ROCK & ROLL, has recently been named President of the J/105 Class. Bernie has been a very active in both California J/105 sailing (the SoCal circuit and St Francis YC's Big Boat Series) as well as on a National level racing J/105s, including the most recent Key West Race Week.  Last weekend, Bernie and crew on ROCK & ROLL were sailing on Sunday off Santa Barbara in a 20-30 knot wind, gusting 35+ kts.  They happily report they made it safely downwind with no broaches and pushing nearly 20+ knots planing downwind on some huge waves.  Rock on amigos!  For you J/105  sailors, check out the SBYC's Fiesta Cup- they have an amazing cook-out on the beach celebrating with tasty Mexican tortillas, enchiladas, tacos with gallons of genuine Margaritas and a great band-- you really shouldn't miss it!  More Fiesta Cup sailing information here at SBYC.