Thursday, August 22, 2013

J/World Sailors Are Cape-to-Cape Champions!

(Cape May, New Jersey)-  Yes, you better believe it, according to J/World Annapolis Director, Kristen Berry.  "This past weekend I was coaching in Cape May/Lewes, DE with a three man team of 70-somethings who are the epitome of cool.  They purchased a J/80 in 2011 and have been sailing and training with their eyes set on winning their local championship - the Cape to Cape Challenge.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to sail with these guys, and we had a blast and ended up edging out a J/105 (Max Power) and J/70 (Little Rascal) in the 12 boat spinnaker PHRF fleet to win the event overall. It's a great story about the timeless nature of J/Boats and sailing itself.

The owner of Little Rascal is hosting a J/70 event this weekend that will have a bunch of enthusiastic owners participating.  Lewes, Delaware is becoming a great place for sailing and with Rick Pfarr as the local "pied piper" and cheerleader for sailing, I believe it will become a regular spot on the southern Chesapeake summer schedule."  If anyone has any interest in these events, and more, please be sure to contact Kristen Berry at J/World Annapolis Sailing School.