Every year, many sailors in southern California look forward to the Hot Rum Series run by San Diego Yacht Club in November and December. It is a pursuit race, so you start at an appointed time pre-determined by the SDYC PRO and PHRF calculators, and where you finish is how you actually finished in the race. The first weekend in November was quite typical of the Hot Rum Series. The first starters saw light breezes from the northwest, building as the afternoon progressed up to 8-10 knots. Dag Fish’s J/105 VIGGEN took eighth overall and first in their PHRF 3 class. For more Hot Rum Series information, visit https://sdyc.org/calendar/event/hot-rum-i17/hot_rum_series.