THE RACING Last month, the vicissitudes of wind and current variously taxed race crews' patience or gear. In this edition we visit Berkeley YC, Corinthian YC, Island YC, Richmond YC and Southern California Yachting Association Midwinters, the Perry Cup for Mercurys in Monterey, and Encinal YC' YC's Jack Frost. Box Scores are back, and we end with Race Notes aplenty.
LATITUDE / CHRIS
'Frisky's Sasha and Dale Scoggin and Dan Peterson lost their rig but not their spirit.
Girl received 'Spirit of Aotea' awards. Another Girl later towed Frisky back to RYC. No injuries were reported on any of Page 96 •
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the above-mentioned boats, and, though they didn't request it, Another Girl received redress in the scoring. Sailing the new-to-him J/105 Ne Ne, Tim Russell had the only perfect score of four bullets in the series. — latitude / chris CYC MIDWINTERS (4r, 0t) PHRF 1 — 1) Velvet Hammer, Schock 40, Zachery Anderson, 7 points; 2) Blue, Swan 53-2, Ray Paul, 16; 3) Chance, Farr 395, Stan Hales, 16. (9 boats) PHRF 2 — 1) Peregrine, J/120, David Halliwill, 9 points; 2) Good Call, J/124, Richard Garman, 16; 3) Encore, Sydney 36 CR, Wayne Koide, 20. (11 boats) PHRF 3 — 1) Serenade, Sabre Spirit 36, Hank Easom, 7 points; 2) Bloom County, Mancebo 31, Elliott James, 20; 3) Another Girl, Alerion 38, Cinde Lou Delmas, 20. (16 boats) PHRF 4 — 1) Siento el Viento, C&C 29-1, Ian Matthew, 13 points; 2) Youngster, IOD, Ron Young, 15; 3) Evil Octopus, J/24, Robin Van Vliet, 16. (10 boats) SPORTBOAT 30 — 1) Kuai, Melges 32, Dan Thielman, 12 points; 2) Six Brothers, Columbia C32, Chris Kramer, 12; 3) Tiburon, C&C 30, Steve Stroub, 14. (9 boats) 20SOMETHING — 1) Benny, J/88, Aya Yamanouchi, 7 points; 2) Frisky, Open 5.70, Dale Scoggin, 12; 3) Boomer, Melges 20, Marcus Canestra, 16. (5 boats) EXPRESS 37 — 1) Escapade, Nick Schmidt, 8 points; 2) Golden Moon, Kame Richards, 8; 3) Stewball, Bob Harford, 10. (5 boats) J/105 — 1) Ne Ne, Tim Russell, 4 points; 2) Russian Roulette, Sergey Lubarsky, 10; 3) SheLovesIt, Rich Lauman, 16. (6 boats) EXPRESS 27 — 1) Salty Hotel, John Kearney, 5 points; 2) Moonlight, Jim Gibbs, 9; 3) Verve, Ron Snetsinger, 11. (4 boats) CAL 20 — 1) Can O'Whoopass, Richard vonEhrenkrook, 7 points; 2) Raccoon, Jim Snow, 16; 3) Just Em, Ted Goldbeck, 16. (7 boats) NON-SPINNAKER 1 — 1) Freedom, Worth 40, Jib Martens, 9 points; 2) Basic Instinct, Elliott 1050, Memo Gidley, 9; 3) Q, Schumacher 40, Glenn Isaacson, 13. (10 boats) NON-SPINNAKER 2 — 1) Summer Sailstice, Ranger 33, John Arndt, 7 points; 2) Surprise, Catalina 34, Peter Birnbaum, 7; 3) Big Shot, Santana 22, Cameron McCloskey, 19. (5 boats)
MARTHA BLANCHFIELD / RENEGADE SAILING
CYC Midwinters End with a Bang That loud noise you hear may be a boom. Breaking. Or maybe even a mast. Breaking. Into three pieces. Such was the worst of the carnage at Corinthian Yacht Club's final Midwinter race on Sunday, February 18. Wind velocity predictions proved accurate, with gusts up to 38 knots and a drenching ebb chop. The broken boom belonged to Bob Bloom's Jarlen. When the J/35 jibed around Blossom Rock, the boom snapped just aft of the vang. Dale Scoggin's Open 5.70 Frisky was getting frisky indeed in the big breeze. When the crew set the kite the rig just folded over. Among the crew was Dale's daughter Sasha, just 8 years old, an El Toro sailor in Richmond YC's junior program. She was a trouper. Cinde Lou Delmas, Milly Biller and crew on the Alerion 38 Another Girl stood by Frisky until the race committee RIB could tow the damaged boat into the CYC harbor. At the awards ceremony, the very excited Sasha Scoggin and the crew of Another
MULTIHULL — 1) Adrenaline, D-Class cat, Bill Erkelens Sr., 10 points. (1 boat) AOTEA TEAM TROPHY — Serenade, Q, Can O'Whoopass, Whoopie Qushion Serenade, SFYC. BEST CORINTHIAN — Salty Hotel. BEST PERFORMANCE — Ne Ne. Full results at http://race.cyc.org Skippers Hank Easom, Glenn Isaacson and Richard vonEhrenkrook of SFYC won the Aotea trophy for top performance by a three-boat team from one club.
The March 2018 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.