Friday, August 5, 2016

CATAPULT Dominates J/70 Pacific Coast Championship

J/70s sailing San Francisco Bay- Pacific Coast Championship (San Francisco, CA)- As things continue to ramp up for the J/70 World Championship at St Francis YC on San Francisco Bay this coming September, more teams are taking the opportunity to participate in events on the Bay to test the waters and their teams.

This past weekend, the St Francis YC hosted the J/70 Pacific Coast Championship on the waters in front of the club, sometimes using the StFYC club starting line and others starting off the face of Alcatraz Island.  The nineteen-boat fleet enjoyed beautiful breezes all weekend long, with the classic westerlies building late morning, enabling the StFYC PRO to run 4-5 races per day in planing mode conditions.

J/70 Catapult team- Joel Ronning & John KosteckiJoel Ronning’s CATAPULT, who’s crew included local hotshot and America’s Cup veteran John Kostecki as tactician, managed to dominate the event, winning six straight races enroute to a total eclipse of the fleet, counting just 11 pts net in 9 races counted.  Taking second with one of his best performances of the year was Chris Kostanecki’s JENNIFER crew, posting four 2nds in their scoreline to net 35 pts.  Taking third was Justin Kromelow, winning a tie-breaker over Glen Darden’s crew with 57 pts each.  Rounding out the top five was Bennet Greenwald’s PERSEVERANCE team with 61 pts net.  For more J/70 Pacific Championship sailing information