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THE RACING The end of January and the month of February gave us a real mixed bag of sailing conditions. The infamous Three Bridge Fiasco turned out to be a test of wills, as many of you witnessed first hand — ­ you can read more about it on page 86. The big sailing event in February was, of course, the second annual Rob Moore Memorial Regatta, which had breeze and raised tens of thousands of dollars to help find a cure for lung cancer. We also look at the last of the Berkeley Midwinters, racing at Coyote Pt. YC's Double Up & Back race and more midwinter results from around the Bay. Second Annual Robgatta The Second Annual Rob Moore Memorial Regatta (aka Robgatta) was a big success, from both racing and fundraising perspectives. The Corinthian YC fit the Robgatta in as the third race in its four-race midwinter series February 15. We couldn’t have asked for a better midwinter day — plenty of breeze, even if it was a bit fluky, and no rain. The race committee, with PRO Jeff Zarwell, did a great job, and we received positive feedback from the racers. It gave me great pleasure to be able to award the Rob Moore Memorial Regatta Summertime Dream Perpetual trophy to Yucca’s Hank Easom, for the best performance in the most competitive class! Hank also received the Boat of the Day award from the Robgatta title sponsor, North Sails. The post-race presentations by John Craig, Stan Honey, Sally Lindsay Honey, Kurt Jordan and Dee Smith were terrific, although we didn’t have much time for questions. Our silent and live auctions raised over $21,000 for Free to Breathe, our non profit partner focusing on lung cancer research and awareness. Combined with individual contributions, it looks as if we raised over $30,000 this year, and I’m very pleased. It’s still possible to make a donation, so anyone who would like to contribute can visit http:// participate. freetobreathe. org/goto/RobMooreRegatta If you didn’t get a chance to bid on our silent and live auction items, there may be a second chance, which will be posted on — leslie richter

midwinter racing this season. You can find the series results at

ROB MOORE MEMORIAL REGATTA MULTIHULL – 1) Smart Recruiters, Extreme 40, Jerome Ternynck; 2) Shadow, ProSail 40, Peter Stoneberg; 3) Adrenalin, Modified D Cat, Bill Erkelens. (4 boats) PHRF 1 — 1) Whiplash, MC38, Donald Payan; 2) Tai Kuai, R/P 44, Dan Thielman; 3) Bright Hour, Farr 40, James Bradford. (10 boats) PHRF 2 — 1) Encore, Sydney 36R, Wayne Koide; 2) Ragtime, J/90, Trig Liljestrand; 3) Peregrine, J/120, David Halliwill. (10 boats) EXPRESS 37 — 1) Golden Moon, Kame Richards; 2) Elan, Jack Peurach; 3) Stewball, Bob Harford. (5 boats) J/105 — 1) Roxanne, Charles James; 2) Masquerade, Tom Coates; 3) Akula, Doug Bailey. (6 boats) PHRF 3 — 1) Yucca, 8-Meter, Hank Easom; 2) Uno, Wyliecat 30, Brendan Meyer; 3) Jarlen, J/35, Robert Bloom. (12 boats) PHRF 4 — 1) Magic, Etchells 22, Laurence Pulgram; 2) Arcadia, Modified Santana 27, Gordie Nash; 3) I Am Not Worthy, Etchells, Jim Gregory. (8 boats) NON-SPINNAKER 1 — 1) Q, Schumacher 40, Glenn Isaacson; 2) Min Flicka, Hanse 370, Julle LeVicki; 3) Sea Ghost, Beneteau First 42, Ron Roberts. (12 boats) EXPRESS 27 — 1) Shenanigans, Nick Gibbens; 2) Abigail Morgan, Ron Kell; 3) Tequila Mockingbird, Matt Krogstad.(7 boats) SF BAY 30s — 1) Topgallant, Tartan Ten, Jim Lindsey; 2) Jane Doe, Olson 911S (Ericson), Robert Izmirian; 3) Heart of Gold, Olson 911S, Joan Byrne. (7 boats) IOD — 1) Youngster, Ron Young; 2) Bolero, Richard/ Mark Pearce; 3) Fjaer, Mark/ Richard Pearce. (4 boats) CatalinA 34 — 1) Amandla, Kurt Magdanz; 2) Surprise, Peter Birnbaum; 3) Ka-Nina, Gary & Erin Stypulkoski. (3 boats) PHRF 5 — 1) Gypsy Lady, Hank Easom (left) receives North Sails' Boat of the Day Award Cal 34 Mk.I, Val Clayton; 2) Luna E d . n o t e : from North Sails' Pete McCormick. Sea, Islander 36, Sunday FebruDan Knox; 3)Patience, Ranger 23T, John Baier. ary 16 marked the end of Corinthian YC's Page 108 •

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(6 boats) NON-SPINNAKER B — 1) Kira, Cal 33, Jim Erskine, 7 points; 2) Spirit, Alerion Express 28, Julia Yost, 12; 3) Amandla, Catalina 34, Kurt Magdanz, 12. (13 boats) NON-SPINNAKER 2 — 1) Wintersmoon, Knarr, Larry Drew; 2) Summer Sailstice, Ranger 33, John Arndt; 3) Gannet, Knarr, Bob Thalman. (10 boats) CAL 20 — 1) Just Em, Ted Goldbeck; 2) Raccoon, Jim Snow; 3) Can O'Whoopass, Richard vonEhrenkrook. (6 boats) MOORE 24 — 1) Gruntled, Bob Hackworth; 2) Paramour, Rowan Fennell; 3) Banditos, John Kernot. (10 boats)

Complete results available at

The Great Vallejo Race Rescheduled The Great Vallejo Race dates have changed to April 26-27. Mark your calendars! The YRA Spring #1 will be May 3 and other race dates may change as well. Look for any announcements here in Latitude 38, or in 'Lectronic Latitude. 2014 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Rolex was scheduled to announce this year's Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year on February 25 — right after we went to press. Look for a report on the

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Latitude 38 March 2014  

The March 2014 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 March 2014  

The March 2014 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.