Friday, May 18, 2018

J/70 3 BIG DOGS Win Cinco de Mayo Regatta

J/70s sailing Cinco de Mayo Regatta- Santa Barbara, CAJADED Dominates J/24s 
(Santa Barbara, CA)- The annual Cinco de Mayo Regatta in Santa Barbara, CA is one of the all-time favorites for dinghy and one-design keelboats in the region.  The laid-back Sail Santa Barbara Sailing Club does a fantastic job hosting the event, making sure their party on Saturday evening is well-attended due to the copious amounts of delicious Mexican food and massive pitchers of Margaritas.

The Sail SBSC RC and PRO crew managed to knock out seven races for the J/24s and eight races for the J/70 class.  The sailing conditions could not have been any better all weekend long, with Saturday’s winds ranging from 240 to 270 deg at 4-8 kts and Sunday’s sunny breezes also building midday from the west around 4-8 kts.

Winning the J/70 class was Pat Toole’s 3 BIG DOGS crew with a remarkably consistent record of five 1sts and three 2nds to win with just 9 pts net.  Second was Scott Deardorff’s CAKE, winning the only two races the Big Doggers did not, finishing with 16 pts net.  Then, taking the third spot on the podium was Wolfe’s SHARK with 20 pts net.

In a somewhat similar fashion as the 70s, it was Klatt’s J/24 team on JADED that simply dominated the J/24 fleet with all bullets to end up with just 6 pts net after discarding a 1st! Ouch! Almost taking all 2nds for the silver was Taylors USA 2223 with 12 pts net.  Rounding out the podium in the bronze slot was Nidzieko’s YOUNG FOOLS with 18 pts net.   For more Cinco de Mayo Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.