Thursday, June 9, 2016

J/111 Coastal Cup Race Domination!

J/111 Symmetry sailing Coastal Cup (Santa Barbara, CA)- The second leg of the California Offshore Series took place last weekend.  The Coastal Cup was reduced from its original 277 nm grind from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, which had been on life support recently. With only 8 boats in attendance in 2015, and a complete cancellation in 2014 for lack of participants, 9 boats in 2013 and not much better in the previous years, it appears the magic is back. 29 boats registered and 27 sailed the now 200nm race from Monterey to Santa Barbara.

Good thing, too.  Loving the conditions and absolutely blowing out their competition was the J/111 SYMMETRY, taking 1st in PHRF D Class and 1st Overall!  Congratulations to Howard Turner and his crew on SYMMETRY of Jay Crum, Joe Crum, Paul Stone, Michael Johnaon, Keith Stahnke from Santa Cruz YC!

Also, sailing an awesome race was the J/88 BLUE FLASH, taking a fourth in PHRF F Class- Scott Grealish and crew of David Aymar, Kerry Poe, Andrew Haliburton, and Michael Haliburton from Willamette Sailing Club in Portland, Oregon.  Sailing photo credits- Sharon Green / For more Coastal Cup sailing information