Sunday, June 4, 2017

Southern Bay Race Week Preview

J70 sailed by Heather Gregg (Hampton, VA)- Hampton YC is looking forward to hosting its annual Southern Bay Race Week, and event that is sponsored by Black Seal Cup rum and has become a highly popular social event for the “southern set”- those that call the southern Chesapeake home and even go sailing offshore sometimes off Virginia Beach.  100 boats are looking forward to good sailing and the fun-times on shore, especially for the one-design fleets of J/24s and J/70s and the large collection of PHRF handicap boats.

In the J/70s, the local fleet is out in force and expect the class honors to be fought between Steve Quiriconi’s HOTTY TODDY, Matt Braun’s E.L.E., Latane Montague’s FULL MONTY, Mike Karn’s INCONCEIVABLE and Walter Gnann’s VORTEX.

The J/24s will have a full-on battle for the top five; include several Hamptonites and a foreigner from Unionville.  Those teams include Sam McGuire’s BLOW’VIATE, Mike Veraldi’s QUICKY, Bill Bomar’s RACING TIDE, Alan Bomar’s ROUNDABOUT, and Ray Nugent’s ROCKET J.

Three J/crews are participating in PHRF A2 class, include Don DeLoatch’s J/105 SPECIAL K, and two J/36s- Phil Briggs’ FEATHER and Will Roberts’ J/36 REMEDY.  In PHRF B1 class, the sole J is Ben Weeks’ J/29 RUMBLE.  Two J/30s are sailing in PHRF B2- Ben Ritger’s BLEW-J and Rusty Burshell’s COOL CHANGE.
For more Southern Bay Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.