Saturday, August 11, 2012
(Seattle, WA)- An update from Bob Ross - "The J/70 crew had a great time. They won almost every start and in the light and fluky winds and were still to the top mark in the top three every race. Downwind they struggled against the more powered up boats. Except for Monday the wind never got above 8 knots. Check out the size difference between the Rocket 22 & J/70. And then there was the Dart with a favorable PHRF rating. The Dart was sailing with the crew hiked out to keep the boat flat in 7 kts TWS while the J/70 had one crew to leeward. If there was 10 kts TWS or higher the J/70 would have dominated her class. The three J/80s in the class were 4th , 7th and 9th.