Sanity Takes Stormy J/Fest Southwest Regatta

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 18-boat J/105 fleet had spirited competition amongst the top three boats. Winning was Rick Goebel’s SANITY team from San Diego YC with a 1-4-2-1 tally for 8 points. Behind them, it was a battle until the final leg of the fourth race, where two boats ended in a tie for second place with 11 points each. Winning that tussle was Osmond Young’s NE*NE with a 2-5-1-3 over Ryan Glaze’s MOJO from Rush Creek YC with a 4-1-4-2. For more event information, visit

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