Seven fleets sailed at the 2014 J/Fest Southwest at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas earlier this month. Quantum® sails led their teams to first place finishes in three classes and top finishes in four classes after a solid weekend of racing.
In the J/70 division, Chris Lewis on GB and Kurt VanderWall on his boat sailed consistently throughout seven races, never finishing lower than sixth place. Lewis managed to stay ahead of VanderWall, finishing third and fourth in their class.
In the J/22 fleet, Casey Lambert, racing Blackburn Marine Racing, dominated the regatta, winning four of six races for an impressive win with only eight points. Filling in the top-five spots were Marek Valasek in second, winning two of six races, Vincent Ruder on Team 365 in fourth, and Chris Morlan on TILT in fifth.
Also winning their divisions with Quantum sails were Albrecht Goethe on Hamburg in the J/109 fleet, winning five of seven races to take first place, and George Cushing in the PHRF Asymmetrical fleet, with four wins to take first place by a 3-point margin.
Congratulations to everyone on a successful event!
1 – George Cushing
1 – Albrech Goethe, Hamburg
3 – Chris Lewis, GB
4 – Kurt VanderWall
1 – Casey Lambert, Blackburn Marine Racing
2 – Marek Valasek
4 – Vincent Ruder, Team 365
5 – Chris Morlan, TILT
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