Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chameleons Win J/80 Jamboree

J/80s- one-design sailboat- sailing Lake Winnepesaukee, NH(Lake Winnepesaukee, NH)- Congratulations to the crew of Angry Chameleon, overall winners of the 2011 J-Jamboree! As one of the members from Sailing Anarchy put it- "home from the J Jamboree in New Hampshire. We had two days of excellent racing (even if the breeze only let us get one race in yesterday). It was a classic example of how a regatta should be run; easy-going registration, free beer, nice people at the yard launching and hauling the boats, and a good party on both nights. Oh yes, and excellent race management! I think PRO Gregg Anthony had the most challenging job out there, trying to keep legs and lines square and attempting to find a steady breeze during 180-degree shifts on Sunday. The racing was spectacular in gorgeous surroundings, even if the wind was a bit fickle at times.

Kristen and Brian on Angry Chameleon got some lucky breaks calling the breeze for a win in race two. Then they were lucky in race three and won. And they were lucky and got first in the next two races, too. OK, maybe it was brilliance combined with blazing boatspeed. And they won the party, as well."  Can't argue with that one!  After all, winning both the races AND the party is something akin to the "Holy Grail"??  Congratulations to a job well done by the ANGRY CHAMELEON crew!  For more J/80 Jamboree sailing information