Saturday, October 22, 2016

J/70 Corinthian Nationals Preview

J/70s sailing off Annapolis, MD (Annapolis, MD)- As 45 corinthian J/70 teams (no category 3 sailors aboard) descend upon Annapolis to prepare for the inaugural J/70 Corinthian National Championship from October 20th to 23rd, they will be met with plenty of professionalism.  In addition to the professional race management provided by Eastport Yacht Club, J/World will be providing on the water coaching, practice drills and short course practice races to all entrants on Thursday October 20th. Designed to be a high level primer to sailing in Annapolis and an opportunity for all teams to receive outside feedback this is one practice session you can't afford to miss.  In addition to J/World staff, one-design sailmaker talent from Ullman Sails, North Sails and Quantum will be on the water working with J/World to provide insights into sail shape, boat handling, strategy and tactics.  Thursday's Practice Session starts at 1030 and concludes no later than 1600.

Following the practice session and immediately after racing on Friday and Saturday, J/World Director Kristen Berry will be moderating a panel discussion to help participants learn and integrate the information and observations of the on the water coaches. Debrief at the Eastport Yacht Club will be at 1800 on Thursday and following racing Friday and Saturday.

The fleet is studded with great talent across the board, with teams coming from the Midwest, Texas, the eastern seaboard and Quebec.  Top teams might include Jack Franco’s 3 BALL JT from Kemah, TX; Peter McChesney’s ARRR from Annapolis, MD; Bryan Cameron & Brian Elliott’s B-SQUARED from Sayville, NY; Jenn & Ray Wulff’s JOINT CUSTODY from Annapolis, MD; Cole Allsopp & Bill Jorch’s MOXIE from Annapolis; Marty McKenna’s RARITY from Youngstown YC; Alex Meleny’s TRUCKIN from Vineyard Haven YC; Henry Filter’s WILD CHILD from Eastport YC; and John Hammel’s ZOMBIE fro Noroton YC.

For the Thursday practice, please be sure to contact Kristen Berry at ph- 410-280-2040 or on how J/World can support your team at this and other events.  For more J/70 Corinthian Nationals sailing information