Jim Freedman Dominates J/24s at J/Fest Southwest

Sixty-two boats total participated in J/Fest Southwest, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Houston, TX from October 12-14. Sailors were treated to awesome sailing conditions both days; in particular, it was windy on Saturday with gusts in the high 20s. The event started out with the newly famous Legends Race that was sailed in a "stadium-sailing" scenario right in front of the club. Five video cameras recorded the live action, broadcast worldwide on YouTube. The 17-boat J/24 fleet saw a near clean sweep take place. The first four races looked like a runaway for Jim Freedman’s MISS CONDUCT crew, posting four bullets in a row. Thereafter, they closed the regatta with a 3-2 to win with just 9 points. Sitting 7 points back was Natalie Harden and her crew on GIGGLES with a scoreline of 3-2-6-3-1-1 to close the regatta with 16 points total. Taking the bronze was Frank Keesling’s THE DUMPSTER from Dillon YC in Dillon, CO. The balance of the top five was Josh Bowens-Rubin’s ZERO GRAVITY in fourth and David Broadway’s SUPERMAN in fifth place. For more J/FEST Southwest information, visit https://www.jfestsouthwest.com/.

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