The J/Fest Southwest Regatta celebrated its 13th anniversary this year with over 70 competitors from around the country. Lakewood Yacht Club hosted from October 22-23 and provided up to seven races for the one-design fleets. Here is the regatta report from Scott Spurlin: The weather was mid 70s and the wind started Saturday morning at a nice 8-10 knots from the SSE. By noon it was clocking around to the south blowing 15-19 and gusts up to 26. The J/22s were witness to a see-saw battle for the top of the leaderboard between Tom Meeh’s MEEHEM and Doug Weakly’s HNL2. That outcome came down to the final race when Meeh’s crew scored a fourth to Weakly’s fifth place. As a result, MEEHEM won with 12 points over HNL2’s 13 points. The final step on the podium was Colin Feik’s STAMPEDE with 18 points. For more J/Fest Southwest Regatta information, visit

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