Thanks to Michael Beattie for this report:

It was a hometown win for North Florida sailors at this year’s Kings Day Regatta. The Florida Yacht Club’s annual flagship regatta held November 19-20 in Jacksonville served as the Southeastern Championship for the J/24 Class and as a qualifier for next summer’s World Championship. It was tight going into the last race on Sunday; local sailor Dan Borrer and team Jesus Lizard was sitting at the top spot. However, Paul Abdullah and team Tarheel from Florida Yacht Club won the regatta after taking 2 races and adding a 2, 3 to their tally of six total races. Shifting wind conditions and changing current on the St. Johns River proved challenging for all competitors throughout the weekend. Club Commadore Tim Monahan and team Six Feet rocketed up to third place on Sunday with two bullets finishing the event off in third place, securing the top spot in Fleet 55’s local Boat of the Year competition. Rounding out the remainder of the top boats was James Howard and team Classic from Lake Lanier Sailing Center in fourth and Michael Dressell and team Biscuits from Lauderdale Yacht Club. Congratulations to Jodi Wienbecker and team Quicksand for their win as top female boat. For complete results, visit District 10 invites all sailors to get out of the cold and participate in J/24 2023 winter racing in Florida:
Dragon Point Regatta – January 21-22 – Eau Gallie YC, Indian Harbour Beach
NOOD – February 17-19 – St. Pete YC
Midwinter Regatta – February 24-26 – Eau Gallie YC, Indian Harbour Beach

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