We are thrilled to share that Lucija Ruzevic, daughter of Nino and Lara Ruzevic, took 1st Place at the Old Man and the Sea Regatta this weekend. In case you missed it, Lucija is on a bit of a roll with her wins. She also brought home trophies for 1st Place wins at Rush Creek and White Rock events.
Way to go, Lucija! We are so proud of you!
Fifteen J/24s arrived in Houston to race this past weekend. At the end of the weekend, our four teams secured four of the top seven places. Congratulations to James Freedman and Team Misconduct (2nd place), Kelly Holmes-Moon and Team Bad Moon (4th place), Peter Brigaitis and Team Navy Blue Faded Lady (6th place), and Tim Johnson and Gray Wolf (7th place).
Huge congratulations also going out to fellow North Texans and friends of DCYC, Mark Smith and Team After Midnight (of FWBC) for their stellar weekend and 3rd place finish. Our own Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon crewed with Team After Midnight. Congrats, you guys!
Special kudos must go to Team Navy Blue Faded Lady, a team that has competed together on a J/24 only once before. They showed up on a borrowed boat and left with a 6th place finish. Way to go, Peter Brigaitis, Tim Kraft, Matt Harden, and Tim Ponter!
1st Place Finishes for Drake and Lucija!
Our own Drake Ditmer and Lucija Rucevic landed 1st Place finishes for Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial divisions at Corinthian Sailing Club’s Rock the Rock Regatta! Well done, Drake and Lucija!
Stellar performances at North Americans by Freedman’s crew on Miss Conduct!
Miss Conduct had a great regatta in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the J/24 North American Championships, finishing in the top third of the fleet in 14th place. Great performance, James & Crew!
Per Tim Johnson, J/24 Fleet Captain:
“James Freedman & Team Miss Conduct, Bow # 8, finished 14th overall at the J/24 2016 North Americans in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Their best finish was 3rd in Race # 1 (out of 46 boats). Other boats in the Texas Circuit: Giggles (Natalie Harden – AYC, Bow # 6), finished 16th, and Chupacabra (John Parker – AYC, Bow # 7), finished 34th.”
Captain, J/24 Fleet 163, Texas District 14
Photo Courtesy of John Crawley
Port Credit Yacht Club
Race # 5 – Saturday, Sept 10
James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct race their final day in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the J/24 North American Championships. An notable finish earned the attention of Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Way to go, James!