Many J/Teams participate in this festival of sailing, more fun than being an actual race. In PHRF Class 1, four J/125s are sailing and leading that pack after two weekends is Jim Madden’s STARK RAVING MAD. He’s followed by Mark Surber’s DERIVATIVE, Viggo Torbenson’s TIMESHAVER and Tim Fuller’s RESOLUTE.
PHRF Class 2 has a flotilla of J/120s and a gorgeous J/124. At this stage, top dog in the J/Fleet is Mike Hatch’s J/120 J/ALMIGHTY followed by Seth Hall’s J/124 MARISOL. The J/120s CAPER (John Laun) and CC RIDER (Chuck Nichols) are just behind them.
The J/105s are usually so dominant in PHRF Class 3 that most years they occupy the entire top five. However, at this stage the J/105s are taking up just 5 of the top 10 slots. Top boat is Dennis Case’s WINGS, followed by Dag Fish’s VIGGEN, Steve & Lucy Howell’s BLINK! and Ed Sanford’s CREATIVE.
The seven J/70s in PHRF Class 4 are knocking it out of the park so far! First in class is Karl Pomeroy’s ZERO TO SIXTY followed in second place by Jeff Brown’s “J70 Team”. Dave Vieregg is sitting 3rd in J/70s and fifth in class on SOGGY DOLLAR.
Amazingly, the classic J/24 CAROLINA sailed by Ben Nieting is winning class and a fellow J/24 sailor is lying sixth in class, Mark Clements’s BRIGADOON. Dave Cattle’s J/27 BLACKADDER is ready to pounce in the next race from his seventh place spot in the standings! Sailing photo credits- Bronny Daniels/ Joysailing.com For more San Diego YC Hot Rum sailing information