Sunday, August 21, 2016

J/120 Nationals Preview

J/120 sailing offshore; (Detroit, MI)- An excellent turnout of fifteen J/120s will be treated to gala social events and awesome racing by Bayview YC in Detroit, Michigan from August 19-21st in the J/120 USA National Championships.  Boats are participating from Michigan, Ohio, New York and Toronto, Ontario.  Racing will be taking place on Lake St Claire, a tricky venue based on the combination of shallow waters producing short, steep chop and breezes that are frequently blowing offshore, making for shifty, streaky winds.

The usual suspects of top Detroit boats will most certainly be in the mix, like Frank Kern’s CARINTHIA, Dave Sandlin’s J-HAWKER, John Hughes & Ed Vermet’s NAUTI BOYS, Charlie Hess’ FUNTECH RACING and Mike & Bob Kirkman’s HOT TICKET.  Joining them from Toronto is Graham Toms’ THE CAT CAME BACK; from Hudson, OH is Tim Yanda’s VIVA LA VIDA and from Buffalo, NY is Tom Lewin’s SLEDGE HAMMER.  For more J/120 USA National Championship sailing information