At the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta in St. Petersburg, FL on February 18-20, the J/70 fleet featured the Mixed-Plus trophy divisions that requires teams to be at least 50-percent female. Seventeen of 31 J/70 entries qualified, and the Power Play team skippered by Beccy Anderson, of San Diego, not only won the Mixed-plus division, but the overall. J/70 owner Peter Cunningham generously provided his boat for Anderson, Stephanie Roble, Hannah Lee Noll, Beth Whitener and Willem van Waay to race. “Our team came together from all different sailing backgrounds so we initially focused on communication and making sure everyone knew their job on the boat,” Roble says. “We improved with every race and had a great time in the process.” Racing in the J/70 fleet this weekend was a fun change of pace for Roble and her Tokyo Olympics 49er FX teammate Maggie Shea. Shea raced on board another J/70 in the Mixed-Plus division. “Maggie and I started as pro sailors and came together with the Olympics,” says Roble. “It’s a goal for us to help promote and encourage women sailors, whether professional or the weekend racer. It’s an important mission that we are passionate to help champion.” The Helly Hansen Junior J/70 team, skippered by Ethan Danielson, won the all-amateur Corinthian division, and finished seventh overall in the competitive fleet. For comprehensive results, photos/videos and feature stories, visit https://www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series-st-petersburg/.