Friday, March 24, 2017

Big Daddy Regatta Silver For J/Teams!

J/24 sailors on San Francisco Bay (Point Richmond, CA)- Not surprisingly, the first major offshore event on San Francisco Bay hosted by Richmond YC- the “Big Daddy”- produced great results across the board for J/Teams in their northeast corner on the Bay.

Eleven J’s (about 1/3 of the fleet) from across all points of the compass on the Bay had a fun time sailing their unofficial start of the 2017 sailing season.  In PHRF B, it was Jack Clapper’s J/44 PHANTOM that took home the bronze in their class.

The PHRF C Class was full of hot racing boats and a trio of J/88s.  In the end, it was Gary Panariello’s J/88 COURAGEOUS from Sausalito YC that took the bronze, while stablemate Marc McMorris’ crew took 4th place and Jimi Hopp’s J/88 WHITE SHADOW from the San Francisco Singlehanded Society cruised home in 6th.

Taking home the gold in PHRF D class was Brian Richards’ J/109 LA VIAJERA from the San Francisco Singlehanded Sailing Society.  Fifth in class was Charles Pick’s J/105 BOX OF RAIN from San Francisco YC.

Finally, rounding out the J/Crew haul of silverware was Richard Stockdale’s classic J/24 FROG LIPS, blasting off three straight bullets to simply crush their class. The Olsen 24, Melges 20, Open 5.70 meter, and Moore 24 in their class simply had no chance against this class act!  For more Big Daddy Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.