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teams from all over the US. The defending champions from St. Francis YC, skippered by Chris Raab, leaped to an early lead with excellent boatspeed on Friday, Ocober 30, and won the first race. SDYC began to shake things up when they won the second race, but StFYC carried the first day. "The StFYC considers the Lipton Cup to be one of the premier club challenge events in the country," said Sean Svendsen, tactician for StFYC. "We went after the 100th last year with the hopes of a historic win for our club. Many said we'd won it 85 years prior but when we looked at the engraved plates, we couldn't validate that. So when you only win something once every 100 years, you really want to defend it in the 101st year. John Laun (the commodore of SDYC) told me once that there are only three things which matter to an SDYC commodore: air to breathe, water to drink, and winning the Lipton Cup." Tight competition continued on Halloween, with Tyler Sinks' SDYC crew edging ahead of StFYC by two points. On Sunday, the hosting team put it away, reclaiming the Cup for SDYC. — latitude/chris ger 10, Mark Kennedy, RYC, 5; 3) Bodacious+, 1D48, John Clauser, BYC, 6. (5 boats) PHRF 2 — 1) Insolent Minx, Melges 24, Zhenya Kirueshkin-Stepanoff, SCYC, 3 points; 2) Mintaka 4, Farr 38, Gerry Brown, BYC, 3; 3) Ahi, Santana 35, Andy Newell, BYC, 7. (6 boats) Full results at www.jibeset.net LEUKEMIA CUP PERKINS CORPORATE CHALLENGE, SFYC, 10/17 (3r, 0t) J/22 — 1) Liam Kilroy/Kilroy, 4 points; 2) Jim Swartz/Accel, 7; 3) Steve Mavromihalis/Pacific Union, 9. (5 boats) LEUKEMIA CUP, SFYC, 10/18 PHRF <82 — 1) Peregrine, J/120, Tad Lacey; 2) Miramar, Frers 41, Jeff Brucia; 3) Swift Ness, J/111, Reuben Rocci. (11 boats) PHRF 84-114 — 1) Looper, Melges 24, Duane Yoslov; 2) Painkiller, J/80, Tim Russell; 3) Jennifer, J/70, Christopher Kostanecki. (9 boats) PHRF 117-147 — 1) Encore, Wylie 31 Gemini Twin, Michael Vare; 2) Legacy, Wylie 31 Gemini Twin, John Sweeney; 3) Bolero, IOD, Richard & Mark Pearce. (5 boats) J/105 — 1) Natural Blonde; 2) Perseverence, Stephen Kent; 3) 007, Justin Hersh. (8 boats) KNARR — 1) Snaps III, Knud Wilbroe; 2) Fif-

Bob Johnston's J/92 'Ragtime!' and Daniel Willey's Nauticat 44 'Galaxsea' return from Vallejo on October 18 in the SSS Vallejo 1-2. LIPTON CUP, SDYC, 11/1 (10r, 0t) J/105 — 1) Tyler Sinks, SDYC, 48 points; 2) Jon Pinckney, NHYC, 50; 3) Chris Raab, StFYC, 55. (12 boats) Full results at www.sdyc.org/liptoncup

Race Notes Stephanie Roble, Maggie Shea, Genny Tulloch, Aimee Famularo, Meg Six, Janel Zarkowsky, Sally Barkow, Jamie Haines and Liz Shaw of the Epic Racing team won the Terry J. Kohler Perpetual Trophy, named after US businessman Terry Kohler, a longtime proponent of women's match racing. The American team

THE BOX SCORES ty/Fifty, Brent Crawford; 3) Wintersmoon, Bryan Kemnitzer. (8 boats) NON-SPINNAKER <145 — 1) Min Flicka, Hanse 370, Julle Le'Vicki; 2) Q, Schumacher 40, Glenn Isaacson; 3) Freedom, Worth 40, Jib Martens. (11 boats) NON-SPINNAKER >146 — 1) JustEm, Cal 20, Sally Clapper/Ted Goldbeck; 2) Spirit, Alerion 28, Steve Rogers/Robert Sellers; 3) Blue Ribbon, Catalina 27, Kevin Moore. (12 boats) CLASSIC YACHT — 1) Elizabeth Muir, gaff schooner, Peter Haywood; 2) Seaward, staysail schooner, Alan Olson; 3) Yucca, 8-Meter, Hank Easom. (7 boats) Full results at www.sfyc.org StFYC FALL DINGHY REGATTA, 10/24-25 29ER (6r, 1t) — 1) Neil Marcellini/Aiden Doyle, 9 points; 2) Mollie Noble/Dan Brandt, 13; 3) Will Paulsen/Nolan van Dine, 16. (10 boats) I-14 (6r, 1t) — 1) Brad Ruetenik, 5 points; 2) Terence Gleeson/Evan Sjostedt, 10; 3) Patrick Whitmarsh/Mikey Radziejowski, 22. (6 boats) 5o5 (6r, 1t) — 1) Mike Martin, 8 points; 2) Parker Shinn, 11; 3) Mike Holt/Carl Smit, 11. (13 boats) CLUB 420 (5r, 1t) — 1) Michael Tellini/Ryder

secured the 2015 Women's International Match Racing Series title by finishing fifth in the concluding event in Busan, Korea, on October. See www. wimseries.com. It's impossible to discuss the history of the America's Cup in the 20th century without mentioning the name of Dennis Conner. Now the San Diegan has been inducted into the ISAF Sailing Hall of Fame. Buddy Melges was the other American inducted in only the second round since the Hall of Fame was created in 2007. For details and the complete list of honorees, see www. sailing.org/news/41428.php. The yacht racing community, or at least a certain quadrant of it, is mourning the passing of Carol Doda, who presided over the trophy presentation at the inaugural Plastic Classic race for '60s -and '70s-vintage fiberglass boats in 1985. Doda, of course, was best known for bringing topless dancing to San Francisco. In urban legend, she's been associated with the T Mark, the most distracting rounding mark on the Bay, but that has always been staffed by Bay View Boat Club volunteers and friends. — latitude/chris Easterlin, 9 points; 2) Thomas Samuels/Andrew Huang, 10; 3) Victoria & Meghan Oldham, 15; 4) Gwyneth Dunlevy/Maddy Kuhn, 20. (18 boats) LASER RADIAL (5r, 1t) — 1) Nicholas Sessions, 5 points; 2) Toshinari Takayanagi, 6; 3) TJ Mahoney, 14. (7 boats) LASER STANDARD (5r, 1t) — 1) Rodion Mazin, 4 points; 2) Emilio Castelli, 8; 3) Mike Bishop, 15. (15 boats) FINN (5r, 1t) — 1) Vladimer Butenko, 7 points; 2) Rob Coutts, 8; 3) Henry Sprague, 9. (8 boats) Full results at www.stfyc.com TYC RED ROCK REGATTA, 10/31 SPINNAKER — 1) Siento el Viento, C&C 29, Ian Matthew; 2) Hurricane Gulch, C&C 33, Richard Selmeier; 3) Neverland, Tartan 37, Aidan Collins. (5 boats) NON-SPINNAKER — 1) Lion, Olson 25, Lon Woodrum/Steve Nimz; 2) Cinnamon Girl, Beiley 26, Mariellen Stern; 3) Diversion, Harbor 25, Gerry Gunn. (4 boats) Full results at www.tyc.org IYC JACK & JILL + 1, 11/1 SPINNAKER — 1) Dire Straits, J/24, Dawn Chesney; 2) Faster Faster!, Merit 25, Suzanne Lee; 3) Meliki, Santana 22, Deb Fehr. (5 boats) Full results at www.iyc.org December, 2015 •

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The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 Dec 2015  

The December 2015 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.