at the finish with big puffs and shifts charging down the lake." Two of the local Capri 25s, In the Red and Lakota II, were in the hunt for the Cup. King describes their quest for glory: "Lakota was behind coming away from the final mark but was out in the breeze when it picked up and was close to laying the finish without a tack. Red was blocked under Monitor Island and ducked through the passage. Finding breeze and a lift, they charged up Windflower Point a mile apart. When they next came together, In the Red tacked just ahead of Lakota and cleared the line ahead by 28 seconds for the Cup and first in B Division. It is rare for a B Division boat to win the overall Cup. Congratulations to Pat Brown, Jim Carlsen, and Jim Bilafer. The Santana 20 Presto! was awarded first in our Half Cup division with John and Preston Todd joined by star foredeck and KBSC's secondoldest member, 85-year-old Burt Tunzi." — latitude/chris KBSC KONOCTI CUP, 4/23 FULL CUP MONOHULL — 1) In the Red*, Capri 25, Jim Carlsen; 2) Lakota II, Capri 25, Bob Walmsley; 3) Bad Hare Day, Wylie Wabbit, Erik Menzel. (14 boats) FULL CUP MULTIHULL— 1) Wings, F-24, Bill & Tammy Cook; 2) Fluid Management, Hobie 20,
This page: EYC's next Friday-night race on May 6 was a creature of a different species. "The wind was much different from the previous race," reports Fago. "A light breeze from the east made for a downwind, spinnaker start. All the boats were able to finish within the time limit on a shortened course." See standings at www.encinal.org. Kent Bliven. (2 boats) HALF CUP — 1) Presto!, Santana 20, John Todd; 2) Showtime, Cal 25, Don Ford; 3) Lil' Bit, Ranger 23, Chet Britz. (7 boats) HALF CUP WHITE SAILS — 1) Sunshine, Santana 525, Larry Kubo; 2) Santé, Capri 26, Jim Westman; 3) Sideways, MacGregor 26, Brian Oliver. (4 boats) *KONOCTI CUP WINNER: In the Red. Full results at www.kbsail.org
SSS Round the Rocks The Singlehanded Sailing Society held their last in-the-Bay race until October on April 23. The morning's strong flood and light breeze made for a challenging start. Indeed, after the 35-minute-long sequence ended, about half of the 96boat fleet still lingered east of the starting line on the Berkeley Circle. The 19-mile course takes racers around Alcatraz (The Rock) and Harding Rock in the Central Bay, past Red Rock in the North Bay, around the Brothers Islands, and on to a finish off Richmond YC's race platform. Within the Bay-tour course lie a lot of puzzles, not the least of which is whether
to take Angel Island to port (around Point Blunt) or starboard (through Raccoon Strait) in order to get from Harding Rock to Red Rock. The division winners who accepted prizes at the awards meeting were about evenly split on the Raccoon vs. Point Blunt strategy. Another key decision in the race comes even earlier. After starting, some chose to head toward Treasure Island on starboard tack, whereas others beat west to Angel Island. The TI choice worked well for the overall doublehanded winner, Jennifer McKenna, who, with crew Suznne Lee, beat 75 doublehanders sailing her non-spinnaker Santana 22 Zingaro. (So much for our declaration that a non-spinnaker boat could never win overall.) "We started on time," McKenna said, describing her race. "In fact, we were over early and had to dip the line." Their dip was accomplished in seconds. On a header, they tacked over toward TI. "The westerly filled in as predicted. The next tack put us in the cone of Alcatraz. We were suddenly seeing Express 27s and Moore 24s. We asked each other, 'Did June, 2016 •
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