Tuesday, October 3, 2017

J/120s Sweep Half Moon Bay Race

J/120 sailing doublehanded (San Francisco, CA)- Over the September 16th weekend, while the famous Rolex Big Boat Series was taking place on San Francisco Bay, the Singlehanded Sailing Society of San Francisco held their annual “Half Moon Bay Race”- a sprint that starts inside the Bay, goes out underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and the fleet turns left to sail south down the coastline to pretty Half Moon Bay.

In the PHRF 2 Doublehanded Class, a trio of J/120s swept the podium, occupying the top three spots in the twenty-five boat class!  Winning was the duo of Ludovic & Delphine Millin on SAETTA with a corrected time of 4 hrs 43 min 55 sec.  Second was the team of Tracy Rogers & Chris Sena on HOKULANI almost 3 minutes behind.  Then, the crew of Sean & Jeff Mulvihill on JAMANI took third place about another 3 minutes back on corrected time.  That was quite the tour-de-force for these teams, especially considering they were competing against some lightweight flyers like a Columbia C32, Worth 40, Express 27 and Sun Fast 3200.

Notably, two classic J/30s were also in the race.  Tony Castruccio & Konstantin Andreyev’s WIND SPEED placed 9th and Peter Jermyn & Ed Mattson’s IONE placed 12th.

The two J/120s- HOKULANI and JAMANI were using this race as part of their preparations for the 2018 Pacific Cup- a 2,300+nm race that goes from San Francisco to Hawaii.  For more SSS Half Moon Bay Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.