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Clockwise from above — The South Beach and Benicia YC's Jazz Cup was a breeze-on, breeze-off affair; 'Rocket 88' took the overall honors; 'Flight Risk' keeps moving in the light stuff; breeze-on meant full-attention; bow guy olympics; that doesn't look so bad; 'Can O' Whoopass' seems to go no matter how hard the wind blows; 'Yucca' soaking down San Pablo Bay; if it's light, it sure pays to have a big kite, and Wet Corvette's A2 is about as big and round as you could go.
didn't make for record-breaking conditions. Ian Klitza sailed the D-class cat Rocket 88 to the overall win, while Ben Landon's Thompson 650 Flight Risk was the top monohull in third overall. The Jazz Cup trophy itself only goes to members of the host clubs — South Beach and Benicia YCs — and this year went to the former's Mike Kastrop and his Catalina 30 Goose. If you've done the Jazz Cup, and stayed Page 130 •
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for the party, you know that challenge doesn't end on the water. If you survive the beverages, live music and dancing at the party held in the Benicia YC's beautiful clubhouse, you may still have to walk a mile around the harbor to get your boat if you're so unlucky as to end up on the wrong side of the harbor. Then, chances are, you're going to have to somehow circumvent the well-secured the gangways, without spilling your drink, the contents of your pockets or any blood.
Sarcoma Cup The Berkeley YC-hosted Sarcoma Cup drew some quality fleets to the Circle on August 27-28 for one day of three buoy races followed by a pursuit race on Sunday. The J/105s at 16-strong were the largest fleet, and the honors went to Scooter Simmons' Blackhawk in a prelude to Simmons' subsequent win at the Rolex Big
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