Saturday, March 25, 2017

Silvestri Dominates J/22 Cal Dreamin Match!

J/22s sailing match race on San Francisco Bay (San Francisco, CA)- The St Francis Yacht Club hosted the California Dreamin' Match Race Regatta this weekend. Eight teams from across the West Coast got wind in the low double digits, sun, and a fair bit of tide.  The St Francis YC Race Committee managed a full double round robin, plus the championship round starting with quarter-finals and ending with the top two teams in the finale- a good time was had by all!

The 2017 California Dreamin’ Series – match racing at San Diego YC, Long Beach YC, and St. Francis YC – finished this past weekend at the St. Francis under sunny skies and light winds that delayed the starts but then filled in nicely, leading to action-packed, close matches.

J/22 Match Race winners- Russ SilvestriIn the San Francisco finale, the third of the three regattas, it was two St. Francis YC teams, Russ Silvestri and Nicole Breault that finished first and second, with Russ winning all of his matches and Nicole losing only to Russ.  Third place went to Dave Hood of Long Beach YC.

The overall winner of the J/22 California Dreamin' Series was Long Beach YC member Shane Young due to his second place finish at SDYC and his victory at LBYC, the second stop.  Sailing photo credits- Chris Ray  For more J/22 California Dreamin’ Match Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.