However, the steady conditions enjoyed by the leading boats did not last for those further back in the fleet, with the curse of the Luzon hole hitting both early this morning and at sundown. Nevertheless, the fleet was finished by Sunday morning. As a result, the famous San Fernando Charity Dinner was most welcomed by the sailors. The dinner party on the spectacular location over-looking the harbor was all for a good cause-- it's for the kids, after all.
The lone J/Team sailing this year was the J/109 WHISKEY JACK sailed by Nick Southward. His six crew included three managing directors of local companies and this year, for the first time, only one lawyer! And, they survived to tell the stories afterwards! They fulfilled their wish to sail the San Fernando “for the pleasure and fun of offshore racing", combined with a decent excuse to get 'off the grid' for a few days where there is no email or mobile phone coverage!" Their efforts were well-rewarded, not just having fun, but in the spirit of competition they secured 2nd in IRC Racing 2 Class! For more Royal Hong Kong YC San Fernando Race sailing information