Tight Battles at J/Fest San Francisco

The annual J/Fest San Francisco, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, provided excellent race management and close racing for the fleet of one-designs that included J/105s. Over the two-day weekend, the fleet was able to get in three races per day for a total of six overall. In the 25-boat J/105 division, the top of the leaderboard saw battles that raged race-by-race. The key was consistency and, other than the regatta winner, all teams posted at least one or more double-digit finish. It was rough going for everyone, as evidenced by the scorelines. It was Tim Russell’s NE*NE, with an 8-1-1-9-5-3 tally for 27 points, that took the class honors. Leading the regatta after four races was Ryan Simmons’ BLACKHAWK, scoring a 2-2-10-3-13-2 for 32 points to take the silver. Taking the bronze was Adam Spiegel’s JAM SESSION with a 3-8-5-10-10-7 scoreline for 43 points. The balance of the top five was Justin Oberbauer’s STRANGELOVE with 44 points in fourth and Phil Laby’s GODOT with 53 points in fifth (breaking a tie-breaker with Jeff Litfin’s MOJO that ended up sixth). For more J/Fest San Francisco information, visit https://www.stfyc.com/.

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