We bought a new boat

We bought a new boat with our friends Don Maxwell and Dan Gabriel.  We are the proud owners of J/70 hull #14 Surprise (formerly NoPro). The J/70 is a small (22 foot) racing sailboat, which Don, Dan & Matt intend to race locally and nationally. Our sail number is USA 14.

We bought the boat 1/8/16 and Matt got to sail it in a regatta right away with its former owner, Mark Foster, and our friends Chuck Nevel and Laura Sigmond, event 2 in the Davis Island J/70 Winter Series (the boat was entered under Mark's name as NoPro). We did really well by my estimation, finishing 18th out of 48 boats and had 2 top-10 finishes. 

There are some photos of us sailing at the J/70 Facebook page and there are some great ones below from Phil Pape

Phil Pape Photography: Sailing &emdash; J70 DIYC Jan 10-34

Phil Pape Photography: Sailing &emdash; J70 DIYC Jan 10-38