Saturday, August 6, 2016

J/80 North American Championship Preview

J/80 sailing off Toronto, Ontario (Toronto, ONT, Canada)- The Fleet 20 J/80 class flag is up and flying for the 2016 season and they are looking forward to hosting the best North American Championship yet! For the first time ever, the NA’s will be hosted in Canada at National Yacht Club, right in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Enjoy racing the world's best sport boat (yes, we're biased!) in great lake breezes followed by the friendliest apr├Ęs sailing parties. A twenty-two boat fleet with representatives from Canada and America promise close, competitive racing.

The schedule for the 2016 J/80 North Americans will include a tune-up clinic on August 4th followed by 3 days of course racing from August 5-7 including daily prizes and social events with the championship awards on August 7th.

J/80 Lake Ontario fleetAs the center of the fastest growing J/80 fleet on Lake Ontario, National Yacht Club is excited to be hosting the 2016 J/80 North American Championship. The schedule will include a tune-up clinic on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 followed by 3 days of course-racing from Friday to Sunday, August 5th to 7th, 2016. Daily prizes and social events will take place throughout the regatta, with the championship awards on Sunday, August 7th, 2016.

The leaders of the host Canadian contingent could be Mike McKeon’s DOUBLE OH, Dave Doyle’s INNOCENT BYSTANDER, Lawrence Alexander’s JIGGERS, or Bart Smit’s NAUTICAL SYMPHONY.

The USA boats include top crews like John White’s USA 1162, Chris & Liz Chadwick’s CHURCH KEY, Alex Kraus’ COOL J, Gary Panariello’s COURAGEOUS, Bob Yin’s DOLCE, Dave Smith’s EAGLES WINGS, Ken Mangano’s MANGO, Ramzi Bannura’s STACKED DECK and Vice Kalish’s WHITE LIGHTNING.  For more J/80 North Americans sailing information