so-cal on fire

The 2018 U.S. J/70 Youth Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg YC in St Petersburg, Fl, concluded with a total of twenty-one races over the three days for the seven youth teams from across America.
The teams enjoyed the short-course “stadium-style” racing of 20 minutes per race, sailing the StPYC’s perfectly-matched fleet of J/70’s just off the beautiful St Petersburg city waterfront. Winning the event in a convincing fashion was the King Harbor YC Youth Team (Kyle Collins, Brock Paquin, River Paquin, and Justin Zmina).
The regatta was blessed with a remarkable weather pattern that lasted the entire weekend. As the northeastern region of the USA got blasted by its first winter storm, paralyzing major cities like New York, the southeast region of the continent-spanning frontal system provided nice N to NE breezes for four straight days with gorgeous sunny skies. Results here.