Cool news from our friends in Texas. They are offering to host anyone wishing to sail/race this winter in advance of the North Americans:
"As you know the 2017 J/24 North Americans will be in Houston, Texas (May 25-28). We have made arrangements with the Austin Yacht Club in Texas where competitors can store their boats during the Winter in preparation for the NAs. This is a great opportunity for boats from northern climates to get to do some Winter sailing in Texas, during a time when their boats would otherwise be unused. We have 10 regattas this Winter, between now and the J/24 North Americans in May! Hopefully some of the J/24s from Canada will be able to come South for the Winter and then do North Americans!"