Stormy J/Fest Southwest Regatta PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 December 2017 15:45
From October 21-22, the eighth annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta took place on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club. The event featured the "Legends Regatta" on Friday afternoon. Thereafter, it was an attempt to get in as many races as possible despite the somewhat unusual weather pattern that had setup over the Gulf of Mexico and the southern plains just to the west of Galveston Bay. In the end, the 70-boat fleet managed to get in four races. The 15-boat J/22 fleet saw a tight battle for the top four crews. Kevin Hayes’ HAYES RIGGING won with a 5-1-4-2 for 12 points. The results did come down to the last race, and Vincent Ruder’s USA 365 won that last race, but Hayes crew preserved their lead. Consequently, Ruder’s crew took second with 13 points. Similarly, Stu Lindow’s SOUTHERN BELLE was in a battle with Kalyn Lundemo’s YER MUM for the final position on the podium. By taking fourth to Kalyn’s sixth, Stu’s crew on the BELLE took the bronze, 16 points to Kalyn’s 17 points. For more event information, visit
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