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Celebrating Our J/Fest Success
Lakewood Yacht Club hosted another successful J/Fest Southwest Regatta and J/80 North American Championship!

One of the top-notch racing events of the season, the annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta was open to all J/boat owners. Sailors raced in one-design classes, showcasing sailing skills over boat design. Crew and captains alike excelled in all six classes.

In addition to enjoying the racing environment and shoreside entertainment, spectators had the unique opportunity to observe the races from the water as well. Lakewood's Spectator Boat was proud to host Mayor Glenn Royal and his wife Diane.

A grand total of 45 vessels participated in the J/Fest Regatta, hailing from locations throughout the United States. Sailors in six classes participated in 40 races over two days.

The J/80 North American Championship scored a total of 10 races with 12 participating vessels over two days of racing.

The exciting events culminated in an awards ceremony congratulating the following winners:

First Place:
  • Dov Kivlovitz, 1st place in J/22 class
  • Natalie Penner, Austin Yacht Club, 1st place in J/24 class
  • Bruno Pasquinelli, Ft. Worth Boat Club, 1st place in J/70 class
  • Steve Hammerman, Lakewood Yacht Club, 1st place in J/80 class
  • Mark Masur, Ft. Worth Boat Club, 1st place in J/105 class
  • Al Goethe, Lakewood Yacht Club, 1st place in J/109 class
  • Chris Alk, Galveston Bay Cruising Association, 1st place in J/PHRF class

Second Place:
  • John Barnett, Lakewood Yacht Club, 2nd place in J/105 class
  • David Christensen, Lakewood Yacht Club, 2nd place in J/109 class
  • Anne Lee, Houston Yacht Club, 2nd place in J/22 class
  • James Freedman, Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, 2nd place in J/24 class
  • Chris Lewis, Lakewood Yacht Club, 2nd place in J/70 class
  • Kerry Klingler, Galveston Bay Cruising Association, 2nd place in J/80 class

Third Place:
  • Uzi Ozeri, Lakewood Yacht Club, 3rd place in J/105 class
  • Forbes Durdin, Lakewood Yacht Club, 3rd place in J/80 class

Lakewood Yacht Club congratulates all the winners and thanks all those in the community for participating.

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Anne Bechard 
Digital Marketing Specialist

I'm thrilled to be a part of Lakewood's marketing team! From an early age, I started showing signs of becoming an auspicious writing geek. Today, I'm a columnist for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Business Insider. I get excited about exploring new ideas, communicating in a creative way, and solving problems that stump me. It's especially thrilling that I get to do all this in a place that personifies one of my greatest loves -- nature and the outdoors. I'm looking forward to growing our digital marketing techniques and meeting your communications needs with excellence!

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