I've just received news from Scott Spurlin (ph 512 335 2391), our JBoats Southwest, new and used dealer, on the resale of six used J80's. We welcome these following owners;
In a few words this is what they wrote to me:
1. Bernie Nauta writes:
I owned and campaigned Hull 159 “Weekend @ Bernie’s for a dozen years on the southern circuit until I sold it 2 or 3 years ago to Tim Kraft, due to being one of only 2 boats still active at the club. I was active in the fleet and was National Secretary for a few years. I still race at FWBC (Fort Worth Boat Club)Sundays, since I bought Roland Arthur’s old hull 20 Wild Thang. I left the name the same and just added Nauta to the front of the name. Still enjoy the boat and the camaraderie. Still the best class out there.
2.Cheit Hight writes:
I plan to join the J80 association. Hope to travel and meet some new sailor/friends. Boat 336, name is not on side yet but will be Avanti.
Cheit lives in Arkansa, and bought Al Poindexters old boat, he plans to do some traveling.
3. Bryan Colby writes:
Just put the boat in the water and it does not have a name yet. I did register on the J80 site and paid the fee. My hull # is 296. Looking forward to the season.
Bryan will be sailing in Houston.
We welcome these new owners and others, lets show them our gratitude in making our class strong and vibrant, and offer any help we can in making this one of the best associations, whether racing or just going sailing.
Alan Bates (ph 281-212-7348) plays large part in grooming up coming sailors with his B Sailing Club program here in Houston. He offers newcomers and seasoned sailors a chance to learn to sail or race. He recently joined JBoats Southwest, give Scott or Alan a call if you are in the market for an 80.
Here is our upcoming schedule for 2014, Fleet 2:
HYC Elissa Regatta - 4/5-6
FWBC Leukemia Cup - 4/26-27
DCYC Heritage Cup - 5/17-18
HYC Leukemia Cup - 6/21-22
HYC HOOD - 9/20-21
LYC JFEST - 11/1-2
We are adding Wed night races here in Houston, with more info to follow. Please contact me if interested in joining our races.
J80 USA Class Association V. P.
| 17 March 2014 |
Good Morning everyone!!! I wanted to pass on the news that due to the hard work of a number of J80 owners up north, the class has reached enough momentum that it was time to create a Canadian Fleet! Welcome J80 USA Class Association Fleet 20, located out of Ontario, to our crazy family!!!! Here's to years of sailing success, new friendships, and great competition!!!
| 25 February 2014 |