Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beautiful Start For Hot Rum Series I

J/105 sailing Hot Rum series- San Diego, CA (San Diego, CA)- The annual fall bacchanalian festival in San Diego known as the “Hot Rum Series” took place last weekend, hosted by the San Diego YC.  A fleet of 136 boats is participating in the series of three weekend races that take place on Saturdays.  The race is a simple “pursuit style” event, where the slowest boats start first and the fastest boats start last; whomever crossed the finish line first boat-for-boat is declared the winner.  As has been the case over time, the building seabreeze often benefits the bigger faster boats that start late.  In last weekend’s event, that was certainly true for most of the classes.

In PHRF 2 Class, the J/120s led the way home, with John Laun’s CAPER winning with Ernie Pennell’s MAD MEN second by just 1 min 40 sec behind.  Fifth was the J/124 CIRRUS.

In the PHRF 4 Class, it was Steve Wyman’s J/70 NUNUHUNU that took 2nd, followed by Dennis Case’s J/105 J-OK in 4th, Erostino Dagfish’s J/105 VIGGEN in 6th and Dave Vieregg’s J/70 SOGGY DOLLAR in 7th.

Then, in PHRF 5 Class, it was David Cattle’s J/27 BLACKADDER in 4th position.  Sailing photo credits- Bronny Daniels/   For more San Diego YC Hot Rum Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.