The annual Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay is a chance for some of the world’s best sailors to compete in the notoriously heavy winds of late summer. J/World Sailing School instructors never miss the opportunity to participate and this year Wayne Zittel put together a team to race in the J/70 fleet. Below is an abstract of their experience. You can read the full report on the J/World blog here.
“We showed up at a the premier sailing event on the West Coast with a new boat, a new skipper, and a new team, and we felt like we were racing sailboats. We didn’t break anything, didn’t crash-and-burn (well, ok, there were maybe two good solid broaches!), and didn’t get flushed out the back. And we had an absolute hoot. Our skipper, so new to the sport, was out there with some of the top sailors in the country… and in the world!… and we could taste the competition, sailing many of the courses and races right in the thick of the pack. In what other sport could you possibly do that? And in what other boat?”
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