For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Foy Curley
Membership Director
281-474-2511, ext. 217
Winners of 2018 J/Fest Southwest Regatta Announced at Lakewood Yacht Club
Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) hosted the 9th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta Oct. 13 & 14.

The regatta was raced under mild temperatures and breezy conditions. Even those who turned out for the pre-regatta entertainment on Friday night, which had previous well-known winners of the J/22 and J/24 classes racing on Clear Lake enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. Sailors, volunteers, and guests enjoyed the annual Frogmore Stew Cajun shrimp boil and party including live entertainment by the LC Roots Band on Saturday night.

The LYC Race Committee announced this year's winners at the awards ceremony held at LYC Sunday afternoon. This year's winners include:

1st Place / Sketchy / Danny Pletsch / Larchmonth YC
2nd Place / Blackburn Marine Racing / Casey Lambert / LYC
3rd Place / David Bethancourt, OYC

1st Place / Miss Conduct / James Freedman / DCYC
2nd Place / Giggles / Natalie Harden / AYC
3rd Place / The Dumpster / Frank Keesling / Dillin YC

1st Place / Zounds Hearing / Jay Lutz / LYC
2nd Place / Mojito / Forbes Durdin / LYC
3rd Place / Simply Irresistible / Glenn Gault / LYC

1st Place / Pesto / John Barnett / LYC
2nd Place / Infinity / Uzi Ozeri / LYC
3rd Place / Spitfire / Dennis Kokkinis / LYC

J/PHRF Spin (Asym)
1st Place / Sodalis III / Jim Demarest / LYC
2nd Place / Second Sta r / J.D. Hill / LYC
3rd Place / Airborne / Dave Christensen / LYC

J/PHRF Distance
1st Place / Zippity / Alan Bates / B Sailing
2nd Place / Up Tempo / Doug Love / Long Creek Rod & Gun

Complete race results can be found at under the Regattas section.

J/Boats are renown for their sailing performance yachts ranging from 22’ and 65’ in length and built in a variety of designs for cruising, day-sailing, and racing. J/Boat owners flock to Seabrook each fall to enjoy the mild weather along our Texas Gulf Coast, as well as all that the regatta, Lakewood and the City of Seabrook and surrounding Clear Lake area have to offer.
Photo by LYC member Doug Hughes
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family, and located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake. The Club provides its members an exceptional environment for socializing, boating and enjoying other water activities.