Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BLUE FLASH Seen @ Spinnaker Cup Race!

J/88 Blue Flash sailing Spinnaker Cup race J/111 SYMMETRY Garners Silver
(Tiburon, CA)- The San Francisco YC Race Committee started fifty-eight boats in seven Divisions in the 2016 Spinnaker Cup that was sailed over the Memorial Day Weekend.

SFYC and Monterey Peninsula YC co-host the Spinnaker Cup that races from San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay; it is a classic offshore race that sends boats surfing down the “Cali” coastline in huge swells and NW breezes on a 100nm one-way course south that finishes off the Municipal Wharf in picturesque Monterrey Bay.

Sailing this year’s event were a number of offshore enthusiasts from the J/tribe.  Sailing with twelve boats in Class E, it was rough sledding for Howard Turner’s J/111 SYMMETRY from Santa Cruz YC; nevertheless, they managed to snag second overall.  Settling for fourth place in class was Trig Liljestrand’s J/90 RAGTIME from San Francisco YC.

The largest fleet was Class F with sixteen boats; several hot J/teams did quite well.  Sailing into second overall was Scott Grealish’s J/88 BLUE FLASH from Willamette Sailing Club in Portland, Oregon; Bob Goosey’s J/105 JAVELIN was fifth; and eleventh was Jim Goldberg’s J/109 JUNKYARD DOG.

In Class J, Brent Vaughan’s J/105 JABBERWOCKY placed fourth overall.  Many of the boats will be continuing on from Monterey to San Diego in this year's Coastal Cup offshore race next weekend.  Sailing photo credits- Sharon Green/ UltimateSailing.com.  For more Spinnaker Cup Race sailing information