Friday, April 8, 2016

SFYC Retains San Francisco Cup

J/22s sailing off San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)- The 45th San Francisco Cup is a classic hometown rivalry that has been fought between St. Francis and San Francisco Yacht Clubs since 1967. Three teams competed in three classes (Open, Women’s and Juniors) in a battle to be the first club team to accumulate 11 points. SFYC won by one point. StFYC Commodore Livingston was cheering on the team from across the Bay and reported, “SFYC retains the Cup—by one point—in a battle of coulda shouldas. But, for a blown umpire call on Saturday and a 45-degree windshift on Sunday, that one point could have been ours.”

Scott Sellers sailing the StFYC J/70 1FA in the Open Division assessed on Saturday, “I made mistakes; the umpire made a mistake; that’s yacht racing!”

In congratulating her opponents, Nicole Breault drew applause by saying, “I think we’ve turned a grudge match into a love fest!”

According to Kimball Livingston (famous SAIL magazine contributor), “in the Open division, Sellers and Healy exchanged wins racing their J/70s for two days. Neither had an edge. In the Women’s division, Nicole dominated in a series of walkaways. In the Youth Division, Nolan did not win a race, but he was hammering at the door all the way around the course for two days and made the SFYC kids earn and re-earn every point.  This was Corinthian yachting as it should be!”  For more San Francisco Cup sailing information