Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) will host the
2018 J/Fest Southwest Regatta Oct. 12-14
, organized by Bay Access.
The beautiful fall weather and mild temperatures that the Texas Gulf Coast affords will draw J/Boats and their owners and crews to Galveston Bay this October to enjoy racing in this 9th annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta.
J/Boats are renown for their popular, sweet-sailing performance yachts ranging from 22’ and 65’ in length and built in a variety of designs for cruising, day-sailing and racing.
The regatta entry fee is $95 for all classes except for the J/Cruising class, which will be $75. A $5 discount is available to U.S. Sailing members. Registration includes entry into the skippers' meeting Oct. 12th and two tickets to the Sat. evening party, which consists of a Frogmore Stew Cajun shrimp boil, pool party and live entertainment by the LC Roots Band.
"Our first J/Fest was in 2012 as crew, and it's one of the reasons that a few years later we decided to move our boat from North Texas to Galveston Bay,” said J.D. Hill, this year’s regatta chair. “J/Fest is one of the high points of each sailing season; it epitomizes everything about the J/Boat experience – fun, family, friends, and of course great sailing."
Register before September 9th and receive a personalized race T-shirt that includes the name of your boat.
Early Registration Deadline is 1700 hours on Sunday, Sept. 9th
, and includes:
- Regatta T-shirts for skipper and crew
- Your boat's name on the official regatta shirt
- Two wristbands for Sat. night party
Lakewood Yacht Club will have cranes and storage available to sailors coming from out of town, and Seabrook has several overnight accommodations available that are offering discounted rates for racers and guests.
Friends and family can watch the on-the-water action from the 68' spectator boat. A $20 fee will get you lunch and a beverage. Seabrook and its surrounding areas have many local attractions. 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 and Battleship Texas.
Questions regarding the regatta should be directed to Lakewood Yacht Club at 281-474-2511 or J/Fest Southwest Regatta Race Chair J.D. Hill at