Judy Rae

Beach sports – KHYC sailors win J/70

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J/70 U.S. Youth Champions Kyle Collins, Brock Paquin, River Paquin, and Justin Zmina with their first place trophy at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Photo courtesy of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

King Harbor Yacht Club J/70 sailors took first place at the J/70 U.S. Youth Championship, last month on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four-member crew of Brock Paquin, River Paquin, and Justin Zmina advanced to the Championships through a series of 12 qualifying events that started in February at the St. Pete NOOD Regatta and ended in August with the J/70 Pacific Coast Championship in San Francisco. J/70s are a 23-foot sailboat named Boat of the Year in 2013 by “Sailing World” for its speed and stability.

King Harbor’s J/70 crew gets aggressive during the finals of the J/70 Championships. Photo by Christopher Howell.

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