Miss Conduct Takes First at J-Fest!

Huge congratulations to James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct on cleaning up at J-Fest Southwest held at Lakewood Yacht Club this weekend!

We had four terrific teams compete at Lakewood this weekend, including Chris Holmes and Team Bad Moon, Tim Johnson and Team Grey Wolf, and Andrew Theisman and Team Youn’Guns.

Well done, all! DCYC is proud of our J-24 racers!

Thanks to Victoria Hielscher for the pix of Team Bad Moon at J-Fest! Check out the dramatic images of the front moving in. Racing was canceled on Sunday due to weather. Nice captures, Victoria!!

 

Thanks to Victoria Hielscher for the pix of Team Bad Moon at J-Fest!

If you have pix from the regatta, please send them along! 


 

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J/24 “Texas State Championship” at Austin Yacht Club

DCYC has four of our J/24 teams heading to Austin to compete in the Texas State Championship this weekend. Join us in wishing Team Miss Conduct, Team Bad Moon, Team Gray Wolf, and Team YounGuns good luck and great winds!

The teams are sending us pictures this weekend, so come back here to see what our teams are up to in Austin!

Image courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Sunrise at Austin Yacht Club. Image courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

FIRST BULLET FOR CHRISTOPHER HOLMES AT THE HELM OF BAD MOON! CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS & TEAM!!!!!
Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

A charming little time capsule found in Bad Moon’s first aid kit. 🙂
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

A somewhat more distressing time capsule in Bad Moon’s first aid kit. Oh, dear….
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Joey Holmes loves racing Bad Moon so much, she bleeds for it. 🙂
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Sunday morning sunrise. Courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

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Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

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Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

J/24 “Texas State Championship” Circuit Stop

RESULTS

Special thanks to Angel Shellenberger of Team Miss Conduct for agreeing to serve as the official photographer for DCYC’s J/24 fleet!


DCYC teams at J/24 Worlds in Toronto

We are proud of our two J/24 teams who traveled to Canada to participate in the J/24 Worlds regatta.

Team Miss Conduct and Team Bad Moon both did the Club and Texas proud. Congratulations to all!

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

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Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher


2017 J/24 U.S. North American Championship

Five teams from DCYC will be competing in the 2017 J/24 U.S. North American Championship starting tomorrow. Skippers and their crews started arriving in Houston on Wednesday and Thursday. At least some of the teams ended today with a practice sail (image below).

Good luck to James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct, Christopher Holmes and Team Bad Moon, Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon and Team Siren, Tim Johnson and Team Gray Wolf, and Andrew Theisman and Team Youn’Guns.

Sail fast, y’all!

 

UPDATE: Miss Conduct had a great performance on the water! James and Team Miss Conduct even beat Will Welles in a race! Way to go, TEAM MISS CONDUCT!!!

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DCYC teams finishing their evening practice after rigging and the skippers’ meeting.

Photographer unknown.

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Here’s Team Miss Conduct, Team Siren, and Team BadMoon on the water.



Congrats to TEAM MISS CONDUCT!!!

James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct made a strong showing with a very close 2nd Place Win at Cowtown this weekend! We are so very proud of you all. 😀

  1. Reports indicate a pretty rough first day on the water for everyone. Frank Heidlberger and James Curry were helping with RC and report they had to bring someone in from the course for hypothermia. David Patterson, Randall MasseyHeather and Bill Fahle, Bob Johnson, Jerry Neeley, John FinksMike Smith and Charlie Hoffman also spent their weekend on Race Committee. Huge thanks, everyone. We hope you had your foulies with you on Saturday!

Kudos also go out to our other J/24 racers who braved the cold water on Saturday: Christopher Homes with Team Bad Moon, Andrew Theisman with Team Youn’Guns, and Tim Johnson with Team Grey Wolf.

Way to demonstrate the Corinthian ethic, everybody!

Do you have pictures or stories from this weekend? Send them to us to share!

First Circuit Stop for the J/24s in Kemah

We have multiple teams representing the Club in Kemah at the first Circuit Stop this weekend, including Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon with Team Siren, Christopher Holmes with Team BadMoon, Tim Johnson with Team Gray Wolf, James Freeman with Team Misconduct, and Andrew Theisman with Team YounGuns. (If I have missed your team, let me know!)

Good luck, everyone! SAIL FAST!

RESULTS (Congratulations to James Freedman and Team Misconduct on their 4th Place finish in a very competitive fleet!)

(And send your pictures to share!)

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I adore this image provided courtesy of Darla Hogberg

Images courtesy of Darla Hogberg

Images courtesy of Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon

Images courtesy of Peter Brigaitis

 

 

J/24 Preseason Series # 1

January 15: Low wind earlier in the day, and a foreboding forecast for later in the day. These sailors could not be deterred from the race course, because that’s how they roll. 🙂

Race Committee (how we love them!): John Lusk, Karen Johnson, and Nels & Darla Lovebirds.. I mean, Hogbergs….

 

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Image couresy of Darla Hogberg

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Image courtesy of Darla Hogberg

J-Fest Southwest Results

Four J/24 teams from DCYC raced in J-Fest this past weekend.

James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct carved out a second place finish and did so in great style! Congratulations on the stellar performance, you guys!

Christopher Holmes and Tonja Sanchez-Holmes-Moon raced Bad Moon with her rock-star team, Chris Pittman, David Hayslip, and Victoria Hielscher.  Special love going out to this team. It was great to see you on the water. Team Bad Moon placed sixth, an excellent performance given this regatta was the first time this crew configuration has sailed together.

Team Navy Blue Faded Lady made her second circuit appearance for 2016 at J-Fest. Peter Brigaitis and his Quarantine Crew had a rough first day, but dialed things in better on Sunday and ended the weekend with a fifth place finish in the last race. Team Navy Blue Faded Lady finished ninth overall.

Tim Johnson and Team Gray Wolf had a great weekend and finished 13th overall.

Kudos also going out to friend of the club, Mark Smith and Team After Midnight for their Third Place finish! Bravo, guys!

Additionally, in the J/105 fleet, DCYC member Justin Adams crewed on AYC-based Aftershock which took second. Congrats, Justin!

See full results here:

http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=12777

Solid showing by our J/24s at the HOOD

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!

Congratulations, everyone!


 

Four DCYC J/24 Teams Headed for the HOOD

After what seemed an extremely long break in the Texas Circuit action, the racing returns with our 5th stop in the Texas Circuit: 2016 HYC HOUSTON OPEN ONE-DESIGN (HOOD).
Representing Fleet 163 are:

  • James Freedman on Miss Conduct, bow # 01, in 2nd overall and 6 points out of 1st,
  • Kelly Holmes-Moon on Bad Moon, bow # 03, in 3rd and 5 points behind Freedman,
  • Tim Johnson on Gray Wolf, bow # 60, in 5th and 16 points behind Holmes-Moon, and
  • Peter Brigaitis on Navy Blue Faded Lady, bow # 94.

This is a debut appearance for 2016 by Navy Blue Faded Lady, as she has been out of commission since May of 2014.  She is affectionately referred to by the rest of the fleet as the “Nuclear Meltdown” and it is great to see her return.

Go Fleet 163 – Beat 21.

Thanks to Tim Johnson, Fleet Captain for Fleet 163, for the update!

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GRAYWOLF, READY TO RACE  |  Courtesy of Tim Johnson

 

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BADMOON, HOOD-BOUND  |  Courtesy of Tonja Holmes-Moon

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NAVY BLUE FADED LADY, SOUTH BOUND  |  Photo courtesy of Pete Brigaitis

 

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MISS CONDUCT, ON THE ROAD  |  Courtesy of James Freedman

 

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!