Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cowtown Stampede Preview

J/105 sailing Texas (Fort Worth, TX)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is looking forward to hosting their Annual Regatta & Cowtown Stampede to be held on Eagle Mountain Lake, with racing taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd. Make plans to attend “THE PARTY” on Saturday night- e.g. the namesake for the event- the “Cowtown Stampede”!

The club is hosting several one-design classes for their event on the picturesque Eagle Mountain Lake, including J/105s, J/22s, and J/24s.  Looking after the cowboys out on the water are PRO Bob Gough for Course 1 (J/22 & J/24s) and PRO Chet Klyn on Course 2 (J/105s).

The J/105 class has some stiff competition shaping up for the weekend, including Rick Shaeffer’s DOUBLE DARE, Dwight Horton’s BEAUTY, Bill Chambers and Martin Peacey’s EB2.0 METAMORPHOSIS, Matt Arno and Tiffany O’Kelley’s BLUE FLASH, and Jason Dyer and Mark Smith’s EAU LA LA!

The J/22 fleet is showing up in style, with seven boats registered from across the south- Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; and San Antonio, TX.  Watch out for these teams on the leaderboard- Stu Lindow’s SOUTHERN BELLE; Kevin Orff, Eric Simonson, & Aaron Brittain’s TRES LOCOS; Alberto Simoncini’s BON GRIEF; and Keith Zars’ VOODOO BABY.

As part of their season-long Texas Circuit (that started over 35 years ago!), the J/24s have several strong contenders in their midst.  Teams are from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the Austin fleets.  Known “stampeders” are Tim Johnson’s GRAY WOLF, Jim Freedman’s MISS CONDUCT, Natalie Harden’s GIGGLES, Stu Juengst’s VANG GO, Chris Holmes on BAD MOON, and Andrew Theismann sailing YOUNG’UNS.  For more Cowtown Stampede sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.