J/70 Summer Regatta II

Jon Deutsch on Wednesday August 5, 2015 12:06AM


The J/70 Fleet started this weekend with Friday night sailing followed by their Summer Regatta II. Friday night the wind was light and two races were sailed before the wind petered out completely. More spirits were raised than dampened due to the conditions.  No wind - no problem for these J/70 sailors - they just retired to the club house to enjoy a bbq dinner courtesy of Steve Quiriconi & Beth Merchent that would make the Wednesday night dinner crowd jealous.  (Pictures)


Saturday's racing more than made up for the lack of wind on Firday.  Seven teams were out including a team from Hampton on a boat graciously loaned to them.  That team led by Ron Tompson including a new FBYC Flying Scot owner Joe Nelson then proceeded to give the local crowd a run for their money.


It was a shifty day out in the mouth of the Piankatank with the wind out of the south east and it was anyone's race with all 7 boats leading the fleet at some point of a race.  Ron Thompson took the first two races, Jon Deutsch/No Quarter took a race and Drake Johnstone/Clark Dennison/Cat's Pajamas took the last two races leaving the 3 boats separated by just 3 points in the end.



  1. E.L.E. Ron Thompson
  2. No Quarter Jon Deutsch
  3. Cat's Pajamas Drake Johnstone
  4. Inconceivable Mike CKarn
  5. Nostalgia Lud Kimbrough
  6. Hotty Toddy Steve Quiriconi
  7. Loonatictu Noel Clinard

Thanks to Mayo Tabb and his crew of Bonnie Black and Chris Tulip for some excellent-run races and dealing with the shifty wind.

Pictures courtesy of Chris Tulip, Mayo Tabb & Carrie Russell

Tags: fridaynight

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