With the J/70 Worlds in the UK this year, ourselves and other US J/70 owners are chartering a boat for the regatta. Chartering a boat is an excellent alternative over shipping your own boat to and from another country. Furthermore, most charter boats are new, if they are from the local dealer, and sold soon after the event.
We are now back in Indiana after a long trip down to Florida for the winter sailing season. This year it seemed that most of the events were crammed together. I am not sure if this is good or bad but we are happy that we had some great events and great clients to work with. What has kept us so busy? J/70 Winter Series in Tampa with Davis Island YC as a great host club, Key West Race Week, Viper Winter series in Sarasota at another great club. And wrapped it up with the final J/70 Winter Series at DIYC. I will get into details later. We have about two weeks before we head back south to Miami for the EFG Viper Series, Bacardi Cup and Melges Rocks.