: Lakewood Yacht Club and the J/Fest Southwest Regatta organizers want to remind J/Boat racers that the deadline to register for this year's event is Oct. 14.
The 8th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta will be held on Galveston Bay October 21-22, and this year's event marks 40 years of J/Boat history. The entry is just $95 for all classes. Racers who register by 1700 hours on Oct. 14 will also receive a free t-shirt and two wristbands to get you into the post-race dinner and party at LYC.
to register. Crew waivers and other valuable information, including information about local accommodations are also available.
This year's pre-regatta festivities include J/Boat Legends races on Clear Lake the afternoon before the J/Fest Southwest Regatta. The celebrities include Jeff Johnstone, Scott Young, Farley Fontenot and Jay Lutz. They will be sailing J/24s loaned out by the J/24 Fleet. Each boat will have their celebrity name across the mainsail. There will be on the water judging, and spectators can watch the action from the newly opened Barge 295, in the location of the old Turtle Club. For those of you looking to make the most of this exciting weekend, you won't want to miss the celebrity racing event Friday, Oct. 20th. Live commentary also broadcast on Facebook Live will include humor and historical tidbits for additional entertainment value.
J/Boats are high-end, performance sailboats ranging in size from 22' to 52' in length that sport a variety of classes designed for cruising, day sailing or racing, many of which will be in Seabrook for this event.
For regatta information or questions, contact J/Fest Southwest Regatta Race Co-Chair Chris Lewis at