ONE BRIDGE GETS GREEDY
Dan Willey's Nauticat 44 Galaxsea, an early starter in the sequence, was the first to withdraw. Some faster boats had to retire before they even started, as they could not make it across the line within the 30-minute time limit for starting. By now, you are reminded why this race has the word 'fiasco' in its title. Veteran Bay and ocean sailor Richard vonEhrenkrook, whose Cal 20 Can O'Whoopass was carried well west of the Gate, remarked later, "You have to embrace the Fiasco fully, or please stay at home. Humility should accompany your plan for the day. We were among the many who endured Groundhog Day at the North Tower, including some boats
Abeam of the of the Golden Gate, Jonathan Livingston wrangles the Wylie 39 'Punk Dolphin' solo, while scores of competitors are swept out to sea. â€” all photos Latitude / Chris except as noted
The March 2018 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.