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March 21-22 ~ GBCA Performance Cup
Hosted by GBCA and Fleet 5
Galveston Bay, Seabrook, TX



April 18-19 ~ Cowtown Stampede & USJCA Southwest Regional Championship
Hosted by FWBC and DCYC and Fleet 54
Lake Lewisville, Oak Point, TX


May 2-3 ~ Corinthian/Heritage Cup Regatta
Hosted by Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club and Fleet 163
Lake Lewisville, Oak Point, TX



June 6-7 ~ Surfin' Safari
Hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club and Fleet 3
Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX



September 19-20 ~ Houston Offshore One Design (HOOD)
Hosted by Houston Yacht Club and Fleet 5
Galveston Bay, La Porte, TX



October 10-11 ~ J/Fest Southwest
Hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club and Fleet 5
Galveston Bay, Kemah, TX



November 21-22 ~ Texas Circus
Hosted by Lake Canyon Yacht Club and Fleet 9
Canyon Lake, Canyon Lake, TX


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Kelly Holmes-Moon Wins the Corinthian Cup
Written by Tonja Holmes-Moon   
The 3rd Circuit Stop of the Texas Circuit took place May 2-3rd and was hosted by Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club and J/24 Fleet 163. This regatta is not only the annual fundraising regatta for DCYC, but it is also the J/24 Fleet 163 Corinthian Cup Regatta.

The perpetual Corinthian Cup trophy began in 2005 by Fleet 163 founders Kelly Holmes-Moon, Pete Pitzer and Brian Carter to recognize the growing fleet in North Texas.

Because of the low water in North Texas and the 2nd Circuit Stop being held at DCYC on behalf of Fort Worth Boat Club, J/24 competitors arrived with their 17 boats already set up and ready to go in the water. In the two weeks between regattas, North Texas got several inches of rain and competitors had to wade in some ankle deep water to get their boats to the crane.

On Saturday, after a one hour postponement to the first gun due to roads being shut down for an event near the yacht club that prevented several competitors from arriving on time, boats began their jaunt out to the racecourse in temperatures of about 75 degrees and winds around 7.5 knots out of the SSE. The weather prediction for the day was supposed to be light to medium.


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As boats sailed around the predicted racecourse, the race committee began to set the marks and start line. Races were a go and the boats started racing to the first weather leg of the day. The winds fluctuated throughout the day from SSE to South and back and varied from 8 to 11 knots. There was a fair amount of land effect to consider so many of the top boats played the corners of both courses. It appeared that regardless of the side that was played, boats made out. The key was how much of a commitment to make on that side. It was a very competitive day of racing on Saturday and several newcomers took some top wins. The top 4 finishers of races on Saturday were:

Race 1: 1st James Freedman/Team Miss Conduct; 2nd Amanda Casey/Team Momentus; 3rd Natalie Penner/Team GIGGLES; 4th Tonja Holmes-Moon/Team Siren

Race 2: 1st Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon; 2nd Brandon Furey/Team Jolly Bevo I; 3rd Juan Mauri/Team sr. happy; 4th Natalie Penner/Team GIGGLES

Race 3: 1st Natalie Penner/Team GIGGLES; 2nd Brandon Furey/Team Jolly Bevo I; 3rd Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon; 4th Tonja Holmes-Moon/Team Siren

Race 4: 1st Juan Mauri/Team sr. happy; 2nd Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon; 3rd James Freedman/Team Miss Conduct; 4th David Broadway/Team Superman

The weather on Sunday was predicted to be much windier and teams were eager to hit the racecourse early. While still somewhat out of the South, the 8 knot winds were shifty and puffy once again. Winds ranged again from 8 knots to 12 knots with a few bigger puffs later in the morning, and shifted from South to SSW and back, but not quite long enough for a course change. The top 8 boats were very tight in their numbers and there was no clear winner going into Race 5. Top 4 finishers for Race 5 were: 1st James Freedman/Team Misconduct; 2nd Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon; 3rd Juan Mauri/Team sr. happy; 4th Tim Johnson/Team Gray Wolf.

Sitting in first place by one point after racing on Saturday and still holding onto it in Race 5, there was still some strategizing to do for Team BadMoon in order to win the regatta. They sailed a good clean race on Race 6 and took home the win. Top 4 finishers of Race 6 were: 1st Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon; 2nd James Freedman/Team Miss Conduct; 3rd David Broadway/Team Superman; 4th Juan Mauri/Team sr. happy.

Congratulations to Team BadMoon’s Kelly Holmes-Moon, David Haslip, Chris Pittman, Drake Ditmer, and Chris Lombardo for winning the Corinthian Cup and 3rd Circuit Stop of the Texas Circuit, and the additional top 5 winners! It was a tight and competitive weekend of racing!

First Place with 17 points – Kelly Holmes-Moon/Team BadMoon

Second Place with 23 points – Juan Mauri/Team sr. happy

Third Place with 24 points – James Freedman/Team Miss Conduct

Fourth Place with 26 points – Natalie Penner/Team GIGGLES

Fifth Place with 43 points (and beating the tie-breaker) – Brandon Furey/Team Jolly Bevo I

For regatta results and information on the Texas J/24 Circuit, go to www.j24texas.com or look for us on Facebook!


Natalie Penner Wins the Stampede & SW Championship
Written by Tonja Holmes-Moon   

The 2015 Cowtown Stampede & Southwest Championship started out with excitement even before the racing began. Normally hosted at the Fort Worth Boat Club, due to low water at Eagle Mountain Lake, the venue was moved to Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club on Lake Lewisville. The weekend though had a little bit of something for everyone – light air, medium air and more gusty breeze up to 21 mph, delicious food and a few extracurricular activities.  Staying flexible seemed to be a good strategy!

James Freedman Wins GBCA Performance Cup
Written by Tonja Holmes-Moon   

The first circuit stop of the J/24 Texas Circuit was hosted by GBCA during their Performance Cup Regatta from March 20-22.

Twelve J/24s representing two yacht clubs, Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club and Austin Yacht Club, competed in Galveston Bay during the two-day racing event.

2014 Texas Circuit Winners - Team Tropical Aggression
Written by Bob Harden   

A Congratulations is in order to Stuart Lindow and his Tropical Aggression Team in winning the 2014 Texas Circuit Championship.  Babe Ruth once said “It’s hard to beat the person who never gives up”, which seems fitting, knowing how many years Team Tropical Aggression has just kept stepping up to the plate.  In addition, quite unique to the 2014 Championship, is the fact that five different teams had a legitimate chance at becoming 2014 Circuit champions going into the last regatta of the year, the Texas Circus at Lake Canyon Yacht Club.  As a testament to the competitiveness, each of the five leading teams had won one or more individual regattas during 2014.  A smorgasbord of winning teams!Along a common occurrence, it came down to the last race to determine the winner.

With great sailing early in the regatta, Juan Mauri and Team sr. happy ensured the winning team would have to earn the championship in the last race.

Get Your Bow Numbers!
Written by Tonja Holmes-Moon   

It's almost time to get those new Bow Nos. on your boat for the 2015 Circuit Season!! Bow Nos. 1-10 are reserved, as are Bow Nos. that are routinely used.

Need a Bow No.? Check out this list for your new number and be sure to email Tonja at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your number so the list can be updated.

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