J/Fest

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
Sunday, September 24, 2017
San Diego Bay and Ocean Courses

J/Fest 2017: A Weekend of Celebrating 40 Years of J/Boats
Sending It Back to '77

 

If you have ever sailed on, owned, raced on, cruised on, loved a J/Boat, you will not want to miss any of the special events of this celebration of all things J/Boats!

SDYC is inviting all J/Boats from all over SoCal to participate in Fall sailing in San Diego on September 23rd and 24th.

One Design fleets slated fro J/Fest include the fast growing, super hot J/70 fleet as well as J/22, J/24, J/80, J/105, J/109, and J/120 fleets. Any J/Boat is eligible to participate, and all are welcome to race in One Design or J/PHRF classes. 

Friday, September 22 - 40th Anniversary of J/Boats Celebration
SDYC Frost Room
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Hosted Wine and Pupu's

Join us as we hear from Jeff Johnstone, President, J/Boats - J/Boats 40 Years Past, Present and Future…

"The story of J/Boats is a classic entrepreneurial tale: With a small investment, and a speedy 24-foot sailboat that Rod Johnstone built in his garage, Rod & his brother Bob Johnstone went into business. That was 1977. Now, that boat (the J/24), has become the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world. Not only that, but the waters of SoCal have produced several J/24 Champions, including Vince Brun and Chris Snow. The Johnstone family has made an undeniable mark on the sailing world. In addition to the 5,400 J/24s cruising the waves, there are over 7,000 more J/Boats, ranging from the International J/22 to the J/65, that sailing enthusiasts have enjoyed over the last 40 years"


Saturday, September 23

  • 8:30 - 9:30 J/Fest Registration Jessop Classroom
  • 9:30 Competitors Meeting SailWash Lawn
  • 10:00 J/22 Clinic with on the water coaching
  • 11:55 First Warning for all Classes (J/22 and J/PHRF - Bay Course, J/70. J/105, J/120 - Ocean Course)
  • 4:30 - 9:30 J/Fest Regatta Party “Sending it Back to ’77” Spinnaker Deck and Sailwash Lawn 

Join the J/Boat sailors for a fun throw back to 1977! There will be fun competitions among the crews, including “Best Vintage J/Fest T-shirt”, “Best Dressed for the Disco”, and more surprises! Giveaways, 70’s band, and much more!

Dinner and beverages provided to sailors, Guests and Club members are invited to purchase party tickets for $25 inclusive

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Sunday, September 24

  • 10:00 J/22 Clinic with on the water coaching
  • 11:55 First Warning for all Classes (J/22 and J/PHRF - Bay Course, J/70. J/105, J/120 - Ocean Course)
  • 4:30 - 6:30 Front Deck - J/Fest Awards

 

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