Tuesday, March 15, 2016

TORQEEDO J/70 North Americans- Enter Now!

J/70 Torqeedo North American Championships (Houston, TX)- The J/70 North Americans have been the premier event with North America's top amateur and professional sailors competing for the top prize!  It's a great opportunity to compete with the best of the best on Galveston Bay.  The ideal venue for a J/70!  The title sponsor, TORQEEDO, is also sponsoring the “Legacy” family awards for teams that have two or more family members on board!

It’s important to know that the city of Seabrook caters to sailors!  The city logo is a sailboat!  Of all the places to go race sailboats, Seabrook Texas has to be one of the best bargains.  Reasonable hotel rates with additional J/70 room discounts available!  Reasonable driving distance from Houston, Hobby and Houston Intercontinental airports, and lots of great dining and entertainment venues!  Drive down for the Shoe Regatta stay the week, make a vacation out of it and then race the NA's!

The hosts, Lakewood Yacht Club, has been earning their stripes by putting on top notch regatta's with superb race committee work on the water.  The attitude is to provide the competitors with a challenging and fair race each time the starting gun is sounded.  The on-the-water attention to detail is matched with the off-the-water dockside environment.  LYC wants sailors to keep coming back year after year and the on land experience consists of great event support, food, and entertainment.  Learn more about Lakewood YC here.

Shoe RegattaA prime “practice regatta” is the Shoe Regatta on May 14-15th!  Come down the weekend before and race the Shoe Regatta!  Who knows, you might just win a new pair of shoes to wear the following weekend at the J/70 North Americans.  Either way it would be a great opportunity to tune up for the J/70 NA's! Learn more about the incredibly fun “Shoe” here.

Gas prices are at a 8 year low!  The J/70 is the easiest towing 23 footer out there!  Combine the low gas prices with the low cost of lodging in Seabrook and there is no other major regatta in North America that will be a better travel bargain than this event!  Combine that with a first class racing opportunity and the shore side activities and your fun meter will be pegged! Remember, this is truly legendary Texas hospitality, a red carpet ride you won’t want to miss!   Register now!  For more J/70 North Americans sailing information