Thursday, August 3, 2017

Raab’s SUGOI Wins J/70s @ Fiesta Cup Regatta

J/70 sailing Fiesta Cup regatta (Santa Barbara, CA)- Over the past weekend, a baker’s dozen-plus J/70 had an extremely fun time sailing Santa Barbara YC’s Fiesta Cup.  As has been the case, when the breezes fill in after a glassy morning, the westerly flow begins to favor going right into the beach and inside the kelp beds.  However, setting the race course further south minimizes that basic strategy, it still has an impact on the curving breeze further offshore.  As a result, the SBYC PRO managed to fire off five races for the fleet, permitting one race to be dropped in the overall scoreline.

In the end, it was Chris Raab’s Newport Harbor YC team on SUGOI that handily won the regatta, scoring just 1sts and 2nds in his scoreline to win with 5 pts net!  Similarly, trading some places in races was Jeff Janov’s MINOR THREAT crew from California YC that took second with a tally of 1-3-1-2-8 for 7 pts net.  Rounding out the podium was the “local rock star”, Pat Toole’s famous 3 BIG DOGS crew from Santa Barbara YC with a record of 5-2-6-7-2 for 15 pts net.

The balance of the top five included Sarah Wyman’s NUNUHUNU from Dana Point YC in 4th and Steve Hendricks’ MONKEY HOUSE from Santa Barbara Sailing Club in 5th place.  For more J/70 Fiesta Cup sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.