Saturday, May 4, 2019

Yachting Cup Regatta Preview

J/105s sailing Yachting Cup San Diego (San Diego, CA)- San Diego Yacht Club is proud to host the 2019 Yachting Cup, scheduled for Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th. Buoy Racing will take place on the Coronado Roads ocean venues, South San Diego Bay, and random-leg handicap racing in San Diego Bay. Not surprisingly, the passionate and enthusiastic J/sailors are looking forward to their next major venue on their Southern California yachting calendar.

The weather in “SoCal” has not been normal, to say the least. Maybe there is something to the “climate change” scenarios unfolding across our little blue-green pinball in the midst of the intergalactic ocean of space dust, super novas, random asteroids, and a few gazillion planets.

J/70s sailing off San Diego, CAThe three J/one-design classes are always competitive in this event.  In the nine-boat J/105 class, watch out for Jon Dekker’s AIR BOSS, Steve & Lucy Howell’s BLINK, Driscoll/ Hurlburt’s JUICED, and Stew Cannon’s J-OK to be somewhere near the top of the leaderboard.

Similarly, it’s always a question of “who’s on first” for the first major regatta of the season for the J/120 class. Some are well-practiced, some are not. Some will be on their game, other’s not. In any event, the protagonists in this Shakespearean drama should be John Laun’s CAPER, John Snook’s JIM, Ernie Pennell’s MAD MEN, and Chuck Nichols CC RIDER; all have won something major over the years!

The nine-boat J/70 class has enjoyed strong competition over the past few years. Those guiding lights include Steve Wyman’s NUNUHUNU, Jeff Janov’s MINOR THREAT, and Pat Danly’s BOONDOGLE.  For more Yachting Cup San Diego sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.