This year's regatta again featured great racing by Seattle YC's PRO and mark boat volunteers. With J/Teams participating in three PHRF classes and a one-design J/105 class there was the possibility that J sailors would be more than their fair share of silverware. And, so it was. In PHRF Class I, the J/145 JEDI skippered by John Tenneson from Seattle YC took 2nd in her class. In PHRF Class II, the J/109s were dueling it out and in the end some familiar names were at the top of the class. Stuart Burnell's TANTIVY from CYC Seattle took 3rd in class while his colleague Jerry Woodfield on SHADA took 4th. In PHRF Class IV, a well-sailed, fast J/29 appropriately called SLICK was piloted around the course in smart fashion by the Mayfield & Nelson duo from CYC Tacoma-- counting ALL first places! Fourth in their class was the famous J/80 CRAZY IVAN sailed by Bryan Rhodes also from CYC Tacoma.
The J/105s enjoyed some great one-design class racing with the top three teams, all hailing from CYC Seattle, having a very tight battle for the podium positions. In the end, it was DELIRIUM sailed by Jerry Diercks that amassed a consistent scoreline of 2-2-1-2-1-DNF for 8 pts net to take the gold. Second was JUBILEE helmed by Erik Kristen that scored 3-1-2-3-3-1 for 10 pts net. Consistent top finishes in the last three races brought Lorenzo Migliorini's ALLEGRO VIVACE into third position with a tally of 4-3-4-1-2-2 for 12 pts net. Sailing photo credits- Tim Wilkes.com. For more Star & Bar Regatta sailing information