The J-80 class is rapidly gaining momentum in Texas, enough to give last years national champion, Roland Arthur, of Ft. Worth, TX, a run for his money today. "There are a good five or six boats that could win this regatta," says Arthur, whos J-80, Wild Thang finished just two points behind Bodacious with a total of 11 points for the day. "Its a lot tougher than it was last year because the class is growing so much. Its a fast boat, but its easy to sail--you can take non-sailors with you and theyll have a great time." Arthur caught the wave almost instantly by purchasing his boat in 1993 when the J-80 first came onto the market.