Sunday, June 18, 2017

J/Crews Lovin’ Cal Race Week

J/70s sailing off CaliforniaJanov Wins 70s, Butner Tops 109s
(Marina del Rey, CA)- The 19th annual Cal Race Week, California YC's signature buoy racing event, took place over the June 3rd to 4th weekend.  No question, everyone enjoyed the amazing red carpet treatment provided by Cal YC’s amazing volunteer team!  How can you possibly argue when CYC's legendary hospitality awaits the crews once you hit the docks at the end of each day. After Saturday’s racing, on the main dock the hosts offered Mount Gay Rum tasting, keg beer, and snacks.  Later on, dinner and cash bar and a famous Santa Monica DJ kept the party going.  Then, for the Sunday Post-Race, there was more keg beer and snacks on the main dock and for the trophy presentation, the most amazing spread (like gigantic!) of hors d'oeuvres along with a cash bar.

The nine-boat J/70 one-design class was quite competitive for the top five.  Winning was Jeff Janov’s MINOR THREAT with a 2-1-1-2-4 record for 10 pts.  Craig Tallman’s JAYA was second with a 1-2-6-3-1 tally for 13 pts.  Then, Chris Raab’s SUGOI was third with a rapidly improving scoreline of 5-4-3-1-3 for 16 pts.  Rounding out the top five were Bruce Coopers USA 32 in 4th and Tony Collins’ FLY in 5th place.

In the J/109 one-design class, Heinz Butner’s RAPTOR took the crown with a 1-2-1-2-1 tally for 7 pts!  Consistent, eh?  The silver was taken by Bryce Benjamin’s PERSISTENCE with a 2-1-3-1-2 for 9 pts.  And, securing the bronze was Jack Mayer’s ZEPHYR with a 3-3-2-4-4 for 16 pts.

Winning PHRF D class by a country mile was none other than Curt Johnson’s J/80 AVET, posting just bullets to eclipse the fleet.  Second was Mike Guthrie’s J/24 CRITTER with a solid record of 2-2-5-3-2 for 14 pts!  For more Cal Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.