When Things Get Shifty
For the last several years, J/70 teams have gathered in Tampa, Florida at Davis Island Yacht Club for the Quantum J/70 Winter Series. The 2017-2018 series began with unusual conditions; a cold front pushed in with winds out of the Northwest sending unstable, shifty air off of the land. Add in a healthy dose of waves and cool temps and you’ve got yourself an exciting regatta. Quantum’s Travis Odenbach recounts the event and his tips for sailing your J/70 (and other boats) in these types of conditions.