Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Another Gracious Southern Bay Race Week

J/70s sailing upwind(Hampton, VA)- This year’s Southern Bay Race Week, hosted at Hampton YC, ranks as one of the largest regattas on the Chesapeake with 100+ entries. According to many sailors at the regatta, the fact that Hampton YC’s claim to honest-to-goodness awesome southern hospitality is the best, is absolutely spot on!!  If you’ve never been down to the Southern Bay for this event, heed the call of “Y’all come racing!” and sign up for the weekend after Memorial Day 2018! Here is how it all went down for the J/70 and J/24 one-design classes and the very large PHRF contingent.

In the J/70 class, it was Latane Montague’s FULL MONTY that took class honors, with Matt Braun’s E.L.E. in second, followed by Mike Karn’s INCONCEIVABLE in third place.

The J/24s were determined by a tie-break, won by Mike Veraldi’s QUICKY over Alan Bomar’s ROUNDABOUT.  Third, just one point back, was Sam McGuire’s BLOW’VIATE.

In PHRF 2 class, Phil Briggs’ J/36 FEATHER sailed well and took the silver.  His stablemate, another J/36 called REMEDY sailed by Will Roberts, could only muster a 7th place.

In PHRF B1 class, Ben Weeks’ J/29 crushed their class, posting all top three finishes and three 1sts to win by a comfortable margin.

In PHRF B2 class, Rusty Burshell’s J/30 COOL CHANGE snagged the silver while another J/30, Ben Ritger’s BLEW-J took fourth place.  For more Southern Bay Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.