Wednesday, April 25, 2018

J/70 Corinthian Nationals Preview

J/70 corinthian sailing (Fort Worth, Texas)- The Fort Worth Boat Club is hosting the 2018 J/70 Corinthian National Championship from April 25th through April 29th.  This will be the third time this event has been held and will be a World Qualifier!

The Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake was chosen because of the excellent weather and sailing in late April and its proximity to Club de Vela La Peña in Valle de Bravo, Mexico- they are hosting the J/70 North American Championship two weeks later from May 14th to 20th.  

As a Corinthian event, all competitors (owner, driver, crew) must have World Sailing Group 1 classification.

In addition to three great days of racing, the goal is to make the regatta an opportunity for all competitors to improve their performance and great amounts of information will be shared with top pro coaches on-site.   Furthermore, long-time Fort Worth BC friend and sailor- Bruce Golison- will be the Race Committee’s PRO.

So far, sixteen teams have registered for the event. There are many new faces in the crowd as well as several prominent J/70 class veterans in the mix.  Perhaps the most prominent of those teams is a past J/80 World Champion, J/105 North American Champion- Glenn Darden sailing HOSS from the host club.  In addition, the 2017 Quantum J/70 Midwinter Series Champion- Bruno Pasquinelli’s STAMPEDE- will also be sailing for his host club.  A top J/105 champion sailor will be trying his hand in the class- Mark Masur’s TWO FEATHERS.  The lone woman skipper is Liz Barker’s YOUR MOM’S A HOOLIGAN from Vermillion Boat Club in Rocky River, OH.   For all scoring and registration information   For more J/70 Corinthian Nationals sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.