THE RACING press, Pearson 32, Corey Wurzner. (3 boats) PHRF 4 (100-149) — 1) Lazy Lightning; 2) Windwalker; 3) Pilot, Islander 36, Paul Zingaro. (9 boats) PHRF 5 (<99) — 1) Par Avion, Carerra 38, Franz Steiner. (1 boat) ISLANDER BAHAMAS (various boats between PHRF 255 and 267) — 1) Portugal Princess; 2) Can O' Whoopass, Cal 20, Richard vonEhrenkrook; 3) Constellation, Islander, John Lincoln. (7 boats) TRITON — 1) Bolero; 2) Sanctuary, Ian Elliot; 3) Juno, Steve Cossman. (4 boats) Complete results: www.plasticclassic.com
Boreas Race The 61st annual Boreas Race — jointly sponsored by Elkhorn YC and Half Moon Bay YC — on July 4th was characterized by light air from the south, switching to southwest later in the day, and uncommonly flat water. The usual exhilarating downwind run from Pillar Point to Moss Landing became a short tacking in-shore experience that tested the gumption of the crews. Two Santa Cruz boats drew away from the fleet early. Stretch, Mark Schipper's Hobie 33, posted a more
than respectable first to finish and first overall elapsed time of 10 hours 26 minutes for the 57-mile course, with John Blackburn's SC 40 Camelot finishing just 34 minutes later to take second place. John Goetsch's Ericcson 38, Windhold was third. Boats from Elkhorn Yacht Club, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and Monterey Peninsula clubs made up the 10-boat fleet. Honors for perseverance go to Elkhorn YC's Rich Richards, whose Catalina 38 Touché was the only surviving boat in the cruising division — arriving at 4 a.m. on July 5th after 18 hours on the race course. El Toro Junior North American Championships Forty junior El Toro sailors showed up for this year's Junior North American Championships in Stockton July 17. The 17-boat Gold and 23-boat Silver fleets grew this year as a result of the championship's being tacked on
to the week-long Stockton Sailing Club/Santa Cruz YC/Richmond YC Sail Camp. In 100-degree heat and breeze of five to ten knots, the two fleets were forced to stick close to the east bank of the river due to a strong flood. Los Altos' Michael Pacholski made the most of the conditions, scoring a 1-1-3 to emerge as the new Junior North American Champion. Pacholski finished two points clear of runner -up Wilson Fletcher and three-points clear of third-place Haydon Stapleton. Michael Marlett scored a 1-22 to take the silver fleet crown beating out Ellen Hann, winner of the last two races, and Jessica Doughtery.
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The August 2009 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.