VAYU 2 (aka Emotional Rescue) Wins J/80 Midwinters

J World Annapolis' Jahn Tihansky at the helm of Vayu 2 (aka Emotional Rescue) rips downwind at Key West Race Week 2013
J World Annapolis’ Jahn Tihansky at the helm of Vayu 2 (aka Emotional Rescue) rips downwind at Key West Race Week 2013

(Key West, FL)- Enjoying yet another Midwinter Championship in Key West since 1994, the J/80 sailors simply know a good thing when they see one.  Jumping at the opportunity to sail their Midwinters in the gorgeous aquamarine waters of Key West, the J/80s have enjoyed great sailing more often than not every January, relishing the chance to toss out the holiday trees and put away the trimmings and gifts to head south for the warm breezes, sunny skies, great competition and fun times in the overgrown village known as Key West– the capital of the Conch Republic.

The experience is what counts and Ron Buzil and Andrew Kerr sailing VAYU 2 from Chicago, IL would not miss the Quantum Key West/ J80 Midwinters for anything in the world.  Sailing well, with J World Annapolis’ Jahn Tihansky at the helm, they managed to eclipse their fleet and “almost” win the party on land, too.  They left those honors up to their colleagues.  John Krediet and crew on PARTICIPANT III sailed well and pulled off a string of seconds to secure 2nd overall.  Long-time Long Island sailor and J/80 owner Gary Panariello sailed the great yacht COURAGEOUS into 3rd overall.  Finishing in 4th was J World Annapolis’ annual Key West Racing program participants and coach Dave Manheimer.

Every year, J World Annapolis brings a fleet of J/80’s to Key West Race Week to participate in this perennial event.  Offering on board coaching, charters and logistical support – J World Annapolis makes enjoying the best in winter racing easy and fun.  For more information about upcoming winter racing programs including the Annual Heineken Regatta, St. Petersburg NOOD, Miami Race Week and others – call the office today!

Sailing photo credits- Tim Wilkes   For more J/80 Midwinters/ Quantum Key West sailing information


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