2014 J70 Chesapeake Championship Recap

Noel Clinard on Wednesday November 5, 2014 08:56PM


The first J70 Chesapeake Championship was held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, Virginia, on November 1-2. The event saw challenging weather conditions as a cold front rushed into an offshore Low Pressure, creating a NE Gale with gusts above 30 knots and temperatures in the low forties.  Faced with large waves and heavy gusts in the Chesapeake Bay, the races were moved into the Piankatank River in Fishing Bay. 

In difficult conditions [Hotty Toddy Video], the Race Committee led by John McCarthy, got off two races Saturday before winds exceeded Class Guidelines, consistently gusting above 25 kts.  The fleet then sailed back to the Club outside the lee of Fishing Bay, facing winds over 30 kts and steep, short interval waves in the mouth of the Piankatank below Stingray Point. 


The sailors enjoyed libations and southern BarBQ while licking their wounds and drying their foul weather gear.  Around dinnertime, with a numerous dire forecasts for Sunday, racing was abandoned for the following day and results and awards were presented. 


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