Sunday, October 30, 2016

J/22 & J/24 East Coasts Preview

J/24 sailing off Annapolis (Annapolis, MD)- The annual fall J/24 classic will be taking place this weekend on the Chesapeake Bay from October 28th to 30th.  Host for the J/24 East Coast Championship is the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, MD.  An enormous fleet of twenty-six J/24s are registered with teams coming from all over the eastern seaboard.  Joining them are seventeen J/22’s sailing their Fall Championship.

Many luminaries of the J/24 class who have participated for years are looking forward to three days of racing on the Bay, enjoying the gorgeous fall colors off Easton’s Point.  Those teams include Erica Beck Spencer’s all-women crew- SEA BAGS WOMEN’S SAILING TEAM from Portland YC in Maine.  Other leading teams include Chris Clancy’s LITTLE MARTHA, Will Davenport’s JABB, Pete Kassal’s SPACEMAN SPIFF, Kevin O’Brien’s FUGUE STATE, Travis Odenbach’s HONEY BADGER, Tony Parker’s famous BANGOR PACKET, and Al Constants’ BLITZ.

There are a number of new faces in the J/22 crowd, such as Brady Stagg, JR Maxwell, Kira Munger, Lorenzo Carrera and Gunnar Gode.  Veterans sure to give everyone a run-for-the-money are Chris Wilson, Jeff Todd’s HOT TODDY, Todd Salzman, Trevor Perkins and Zeke Horowitz.  For more J/24 and J/22 fall championship sailing information