Saturday, July 27, 2013

J/30 North Americans Preview

J/30s setting spinnakers (Barrington, RI)- The J/30 Class Association, Barrington Yacht Club, and J/30 Southern New England District (Fleet 13) are looking forward to host a near record fleet of twenty-three J/30s for the 2013 J/30 North American Championship July 25th-28th.

Narragansett Bay provides challenging race conditions and historic Barrington, Rhode Island is a wonderful and fun summer vacation destination for those J/30 sailing teams that are attending. There really is nothing quite like Narragansett Bay and the greater Newport-Providence area in the summertime. J/30 sailors will be able to enjoy this experience and local flavor with planned events such as the New England Lobster Boil on Saturday.

J/30s sailing downwind under spinnakerAnswering that call are many of the top J/30s that have been maintained and lovingly restored to "AAA" bristol  condition.  With many new owners participating along with a number of veterans, it will come down to whom can divine the nuances of upper Narragansett Bay and its currents to determine the overall champion.

Familiar names like Bill Kneller's RHAPSODY, Chuck Stoddard's FALCON, Carl Sherter's FAT CITY, Randy Boyles's ROCKET J and Clare McMillan's WICKED that have been sailing in the Northeast and others will most assuredly enjoy a wonderful time sailing in Narragansett Bay.  For more J/30 North Americans sailing information