This weekend Houston Yacht Club hosted the J 22 Heritage Cup. This is the seventh and last stop in our J 22 Southwest Circuit and had 29 boats. Other stops include regattas in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. The individual regattas are scored but the overall winner is the best point total of your top four regattas. This year the district set a new high with twenty one boats sailing in at least four regattas. Last year only twelve sailed in four or more regattas. We also had two boats that made every stop.
This years Heritage Cup was one of the biggest regattas this year in part due to the fact that the R.I W.K.C starts next weekend also at H.Y.C so some of the teams were hoping to get an extra weekend of practice in. Sarah Bury and her team from RCYC in Toronto was the top women’s team and sailed very well. I expect to see her at the top next week also.
Matt Romberg sailed a great regatta in the light and shifty Easterlies to win. Rounding out the rest of the top five were Kelson Elam, Terry Flynn, Eric Faust and Brant Koepke.
I also want to invite anyone who is thinking of making the trip down to Dallas for the Midwinter’s to leave your boat and attend one of two of our early regattas while it is still cold up north. Please feel free to contact me or go to the Southwest Website at http://www.j22southwest.org . We are putting the finishing touches on next years schedule but should have it posted by the end of the year.Quantum Sails finished 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th for the Heritage Cup an 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th , 11th Overall for the Southwest Circuit. This caps off another great year for Quantum Customers. We look forward to an even stronger next season.
Images courtesy of Marie Wise.
Article courtesy of Terry Flynn, Quantum Gulf Coast