Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) and J/Boats Southwest are pleased to host the 8th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta
October 21-22, 2017.
"This 8th annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta coincides with J/Boats' 40th Anniversary," says J/Boats Southwest Owner Scott Spurlin. "We are delighted to celebrate this occasion, making this year's J/Fest a memorable event.”
The regatta, which will take place on Galveston Bay, is open to all J/Boat owners, crew and friends. J/Boats are high-end performance sailing yachts between 22' and 40' in length that sport a variety of classes designed for cruising, day-sailing or racing, many of which will travel to Seabrook for the event in October.
J/Boat owners flock to the Gulf Coast in the fall because its mild weather offers ideal sailing conditions at a time when much of the country's sailing hotspots are beginning to shut down for the cold-weather season.
to view the Notice of Race or to register. Crew waivers and other valuable information, including information about local accommodations are also available.
Early registration deadline is August 20
The entry fee is $95 for all classes excpt for the J/Cruising class, which will be $75. A $5 discount is available to U.S. Sailing members. Entry fees include entry into the Skippers' Meeting on
-shirt and two tickets to the post-event party, which includes a Frogmore Stew Cajun shrimp boil, pool party and live entertainment by the LC Roots Band.
"We encourage you to register early," says J/Fest Southwest Regatta Chairman Chris Lewis. "Racers who register before the August 20th deadline will receive a personalized race t-shirt that includes the name of your boat."
Lakewood Yacht Club will have cranes and storage available to sailors coming from out of town, and there are many overnight accommodations available nearby.
Friends and family of the competitors can watch the on-the-water action from the 60' Liberty Belle spectator boat, or they can enjoy all that Seabrook or its local attractions have to offer. Tour Space Center Houston, enjoy dining and other amusements at the Kemah Boardwalk, stroll the walking trails in Seabrook, take a pontoon boat tour through Armand Bayou or visit the San Jacinto Monument.