Saturday, January 21, 2017

Breault Trumps J/22 California Dreamin’ Series I

J/22s sailing off San Diego CA (San Francisco, CA)- San Diego YC hosted the first stop of the 2017 California Dreamin' Series on January 7-8 in light and shifty conditions on the city-front course.  On Saturday, they managed to complete 5 flights out of the 7 scheduled for the first round-robin.  Nicole Breault of St. Francis YC and her Vela Racing Team of Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser, and Hannah Burroughs went undefeated, persevering with patience and emphasizing on keeping the boat moving through the light stuff.  On Sunday, the winds never produced enough to race and therefore Breault won the regatta.

The California Dreamin’ Series consists of three match racing events: the San Diego Yacht Club Stop on January 7-8, 2017 in J/22s, the Long Beach Yacht Club Stop on February 25-26, 2017 in Catalina 37s, and the St. Francis Yacht Club Stop on March 11-12, 2017 in J/22s.

The winner of the series will receive an invitation to the 2017 Grade 2 Ficker Cup to be held March 24-26 in Long Beach, CA. The winning skipper and the second place skipper of the Ficker Cup shall receive invitations to the 2017 Grade WC WMRT Congressional Cup.  For more J/22 California Dreamin Series sailing information