Wednesday, March 30, 2016

J/Fest Southwest 2016- Open for entries!

J/Fest Southwest in Houston, TX- J/80 fleet (Seabrook, TX)- Planning for the 7th annual J/Fest Southwest, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook Texas, has begun.  J/Fest Southwest 2016 will be sailed on the waters of Galveston Bay the weekend of Oct 28-30th.  J/Fest Southwest is a celebration of all things related to J/ Boats and sailboat racing.  The October weather in South East Texas is simply wonderful with shirtsleeve temperatures and great wind conditions, especially if one of the early cold fronts blows through.  J/Fest Southwest features multiple Windward/Leeward race courses and is known for top quality race management and intense racing that attracts top competition both locally and from out of state.

We are looking forward to a large turnout of J/ Boats, including the J22, J24, J70, J80, J105, J109 & J/PHRF classes. Cranes and storage for out of town boats are available and there are numerous hotels located near the club.  In addition to a spectator boat for those who want to watch the on-the-water action, J/Fest Southwest 2016 will feature the “LC Roots Band” for Saturday night entertainment & dancing after we consume the traditional shrimp boil (“Frogmore Stew”) dinner.  The J/Fest Southwest website ( is being updated with new information as it becomes available, including an updated hotel list for out of town skippers and their crews.  Seabrook is located half way between Houston and Galveston and there are numerous opportunities for family fun in the area so come on down!  Questions about J/Fest Southwest may be directed to: Dave Christensen/ J/Fest Southwest 2016 Chair/ Lakewood Yacht Club- email-