3rd ANNUAL J/FEST SOUTHWEST SLATED FOR OCT. 13-14
J/Fest Southwest Committee Chairman Al Goethe has announced that Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) will be hosting its 3rd Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on Sat., Oct. 13 and Sun., Oct. 14. It is open to the public and all races will be held on Galveston Bay.
J/Fest regattas have been held for over 27 years in Annapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans and Seattle. The focus of the J/Fest is to give J/Boat racers a chance to compete in one-design races. “Our J/Fest Southwest will be another great opportunity for Lakewood to promote and support a national caliber event,” remarked Goethe.
The overall theme of our J/Fest Regatta is to provide a venue that is all inclusive to J/Boat owners, their family, and friends. While the racers are on the water, their spouses, children, and friends can enjoy a myriad of activities and tourist attractions in and around the Bay Area Houston arena. Goodie bags for skippers will contain coupons for family fun. “Since Seabrook is the title sponsor for our regatta, we hope that visiting racers will book their accommodations at our fine Seabrook motels,” add LYC Fleet Captain Joyce Maxwell.
J/Boats Southwest, headquartered in Austin, is inviting J/Boat owners from all over the nation to bring their J/Boats to Seabrook and to participate in all the fall/winter sailing at J/Fest Southwest and other local regattas.
One design fleets slated for the J/Fest Southwest Regatta include J/22, J/24, J/80, J/105, and the J/109. It will be a circuit stop for the J/22, 24, 105, and 109 classes. Race tracking will be available to the one-design classes and can be observed live on large screen TV’s in the club house.
The pre-regatta Skippers’ Meeting will be held in the ballroom of LYC on the evening of Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30 pm for check-in, meeting, and refreshments. A pool party and dinner are planned after the races on Sat. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sun., Oct. 14, after the races.
A myriad of sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Scott Spurlin at scott@Jboatssouthwest.com For further information and to register to race, please go to the website www.JfestSouthwest.com.