Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta to debut at Annapolis spring sailboat show

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Screenshot 2015-03-14 12.22.02An inaugural spring high school invitational regatta was announced today as part of the festivities planned on and around City Dock, Annapolis during the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 24-26, 2015. J World Annapolis and Annapolis Boat Shows have partnered to host the Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta.  

Regional sailing teams, representing six area high schools, will compete for the traveling cup, designed by Weems & Plath, with preliminaries on Saturday April 25 and  finals on Sunday April 26, 2015. The teams will use the J World Annapolis fleet of J/80’s and the regatta will occur in the Annapolis harbor.

This is an excellent opportunity for junior sailors to advance from dinghy racing to keelboats, testing their racing skills with additional crew members on board.   The regatta will consist of one-design fleet racing using a low point scoring format and will be visible from the docks at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, and the surrounding area.

“Youth events like this are fun for the entire family and help grow the sport of sailing,” said Paul Jacobs, general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.  

“This is a great opportunity to expose junior sailors to keelboat racing,” said Jeff Jordan, Director at J World Annapolis.  As one of the top-rated sailing schools in the country, J World Annapolis provides performance-based instruction to new and experienced sailors from around the world.

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