Friday, August 16, 2013

J/22 Worlds Update

J/22 Worlds sailing teams (Newport, RI)- Fifty-four teams from the U.S, Canada, South Africa and the Cayman Islands have already signed up to be a part of history at the 30th Anniversary J/22 World Championship, presented by Fidelity Investments this October 1st to 5th in Newport, Rhode Island. Registration is open until September 15, but the early deadline is August 14 to save $125.

So far, many of the top teams in the J/22 World are competing.  Think you could have some fun learning from some of  the world's best sailors in the world's second largest one-design offshore keelboat class (behind the J/24)??  The current roster includes the usual suspects of top teams from the Annapolis and Rochester fleets as well as some top dogs from Texas.  Spice it up with good teams from Cayman Islands, South Africa and nearly half dozen from Canada and you have a tremendously fun, competitive event.

The American teams will have past World Champion Terry Flynn leading the Texas contingent that also includes top sailor Mark Foster- a University of Texas All-American and 470 class ace.  The Annapolis gang includes Todd Hiller, Allan Terhune, Jeff Todd, Brad Julian, all of whom have won regional or national events.  From Rochester's fabled fleet are the Doyle boys- Chris and Kevin.  The Pennsylvania pair include Sandy Adzick and Kurt Swanson.  The Canadians are fielding teams from Quebec and Ontario, including Trevor Collins, David Godin, Johan Koppernaes, Jeff Love and Ron Harris.  Shellee Nel is sailing from South Africa and the top Cayman Islands team is led by Mike Farrington.  For more J/22 World Championship sailing information