Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Future of Offshore Distance Racing

North Sails and J/Boats talk on distance racing in AnnapolisPresented by North Sails’ Ken Read and J/Boats’ Jeff Johnstone
(Annapolis, MD)- Mark your calendars now!  More importantly, sign-up now!!  On Thursday, April 13th, North Point Yacht Sales, North Sails & J/Boats present an evening presentation and discussion by two of the sport's most influential voices on the growing trend towards adventure and destination sailing.

Experience the Maxi 100 footer COMANCHE on its record breaking Trans-Atlantic run and a recap of Vendee Globe IMOCA 60 flying foilers excitement via video and Ken’s first-hand experience sailing such insane offshore speed machines.

Ken and Jeff J. will discuss the growing trends in adventure racing, what effect it is having on sailing, and how the industry is responding.  From J/Boats’ perspective, Jeff will describe the evolution of such innovative offshore designs like the new J/121 and how it fits into recent offshore trends.

Where? The event will be at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 732 2nd St, Annapolis, MD 21403.

The schedule for the evening will be:
  • Meet & Greet with Cocktail Hour- 6 to 7pm (cash bar, free munchies)
  • Presentation by Ken and Jeff with open Q&A- 7 to 9pm
Ticket Price Includes 1 Free Drink.  Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is recommended!  Advance tickets are $10, but at the door $15!  NOTE- Junior (17 and under) sailors admitted FREE!  BUY your tickets here.   For more North Sails information and J/Boats information.  Presentation courtesy of North Point Yacht Sales. Add to Flipboard Magazine.