Thanks for the contribution from Jay Dean: The 2022 St. Francis Yacht Club offshore racing season launched with the Spring Fest Regatta, April 9-10, with lively competition in spring sunshine and strong westerlies, thrilling spectators along the shoreline and at the Clubhouse. Crews in the J/24 fleet wrestled with spinnakers in the building winds on Sunday, but one team handled the challenge in a dominating fashion. Jasper Van Vliet’s (RYC) Evil Octopus dominated the J/24s, winning four of six races. Anthony Jacuzzi (RYC) sailed Hotwater into second place after finishing tied on points with Paul Van Ravenswaay (RYC) in Feral Rooster. Both boats won a race, but Jacuzzi’s two seconds broke the tie.