Friday, September 27, 2013

Southwest Winter Circuit- Texas-style!

J/105 one-design fleet- sailing Southwest Texas(Houston, TX)- The Texans are getting ready for their Winter Series! Most every club has their annual Turkey Day regatta. New Year's Day brings the "Red Eye" and the "Revognah" Regattas and then the January/February racing kicks in!  So don't shrink wrap your boat!  Bring your boat down to Seabrook, race the fall and winter, and then head east for Key West Race Week, Miami Race Week, and Charleston Race Week.

The HOOD Regatta (Houston Offshore One-Design) will be sailing from September 20-22, hosted by Houston YC.  The HOOD has six J one-design classes (22, 24, 70, 80, 105, 109) there will be plenty of fun on the water and even more on shore.  For those boats who stick around, you can later sail in the Galveston Bay Cruising Associations amazing "Performance Cup Regatta"- apparently, last years tent party was AWE-some!  After the Performance Cup race, 115 miles down the coast will be the 26th running of Lakewood YC's Harvest Moon Regatta on October 17th- an annual epic sail of 250 boats or more from Galveston Bay to Port Aransas along the coast!  A week later, take a trip to Cow Town and the Fort Worth Boat Club for their annual '"Ole Man of the Sea Regatta"- sailed from October 25th to 27th!  More One-Design and PHRF racing with fantastic hospitality on shore!

Finally finish up at J/Fest Southwest from November 2nd to 3rd.  The fourth year for this event will be bigger and better!  With 34 boats already signed up the regatta should hit north of 70 entries!  J one-design classes include 22s, 24s, 70s, 80s 105s, and 109s.  Guest of honor includes Rod Johnstone sailing the J/88 "IT'S A THRILL" In J/PHRF Class! We encourage all J/Boat owners to come out and socialize with your "Birds of a Feather" J/Boat owners!  For additional information on the Southwest winter sailing circuit, please contact Scott Spurlin at J/Boats Southwest at "".