Awesome Elite Keel Regatta

One of the more popular events on San Francisco Bay late in the spring is the Elite Keel Regatta hosted by San Francisco YC in Belvedere, CA on the north side of the Bay. The regatta has proven to be a popular one for the large J/105 fleet, with 26 boats participating in the two-day event. Tim Russell’s NE*NE won by a significant margin, posting a 2-3-3-1-2 for 11 points total to win by 7 points. Behind them, it was a battle for the balance of the podium. The final results were not determined until the last race between Ryan Simmons’ BLACKHAWK and Phil Laby’s GODOT. Both teams are consistently at the top of the leaderboard, but it was the BLACKHAWK crew who held on to take the silver with a 4-4-2-2-6 for 18 points. Just one point back was the GODOT team with a record of 3-2-4-5-5 for 19 points. The rest of the top five included Adam Spiegel’s JAM SESSION in fourth with 23 points and Ian Charles’ MAVERICK taking fifth with 25 points. For more Elite Keelboat Regatta information, visit

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