Yachting Cup

After 29 teams competed in the Friday Ton Cup Race, the precursor of San Diego Yacht Club’s signature spring regatta, Yachting Cup, 85 boats in 12 classes competed April 30-May 1 in the Yachting Cup on three ocean course venues. Mostly sunny skies with 7-12 knots offered up to seven races with tie breakers required to determine trophies in three of the fleets. After a tiring, bumpy day on Saturday, many competitors were relieved that Sunday’s races were back to familiar conditions. "Today was much nicer than yesterday," confirmed Joanne O’Dea on the J/105, Viggen, which took fourth place in the J/105 class. "The breeze was perfect and steady at 220-225 on Course C for today’s three races. Our crew hadn’t all sailed together since the New Year’s Day Race, and it was so nice to be with them this weekend and get back into a groove. Our roundings were perfect, the mechanics on the boat were great and though our starts were shy at first, they steadily improved each race." Sunday’s winds were slower to accelerate, but picking up to about 10 knots with gusts at 12 by the start of the second races. The wind was consistently blowing right all day. Eight J/105s completed seven races, with Rick Goebel's Sanity earning the victory with 10 points. Dennis Case's Wings and the Hurlburt/Driscoll team on Juiced tied on points at 12 for second and third place, respectively. For complete results, click here.

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