Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spinnaker Cup Offshore Race Preview

J/125 sailing Spinnaker cup (Belvedere, CA)- This weekend, the 3rd running of the California Offshore Race Week will start the first of the three leg California Offshore Race Week.  The Spinnaker Cup, an 88nm sprint from San Francisco to Monterey departs May 26. Then, boats will embark on Monday May 28th for the 204nm gear busting Big Sur Tour, a.k.a. Coastal Cup that takes the fleet to Santa Barbara YC where they will relax for a short stay. The event concludes with the 245nm SoCal 300 that will lead them through the Channel Islands and down to San Diego, beginning on Thursday May 31.

J/111 rounding Golden Gate Bridge- San Francisco, CASince the CORW is comprised of 3 offshore legs with an evening beer-can race tossed in at Santa Barbara YC, the majority of the entrants will participate in just one or two of the legs. In fact, there are eight J/Teams all sailing in just the Spinnaker Cup Offshore race from San Francisco Bay down to Monterey Bay.

Sailing in PHRF D Division will be Richard Pipkin’s J/125 CAN’T TOUCH THIS.  Sailing in PHRF E Division are Jeff Thorpe’s J/111 MAD MEN, Tracy Rogers’ J/120 HOKULANI and Timo Bruck’s J/120 TWIST.  Finally, in PHRF F Division, two J/105s (Sergei Podshivalov’s JAVELIN and Chris Kim’s VUJA STAR) will be competing with Jim Goldberg’s J/109 JUNKYARD DOG and Kevin Mills’ J/36 DAWNS EARLY LIGHT for class bragging rights.  Thanks for contribution from Erik Simonson  For more California Offshore Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.