Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Slow San Diego Hot Rum Series II

(San Diego, CA)- The second race of the Hot Rum Series took place last weekend in more classic San Diego fall weather conditions.  Starting light in the morning, the winds gradually built into NNW in the 7-12 kts range.  It was a day of resurrection for a number of J/Teams from their previous weekend's disappointing performances.

In PHRF 1 Class, we find three J/crews clustered together in the 5, 6, 7 positions. Leading that group is Standish Fleming's J/125 TIMESHAVER with a 6-7 for 13 pts. Second is Rudy Hasl's J/145 PALAEMON with a 5-10 for 15 pts. Then, third in that group is Robert Pace's J/145 ANDIAMO2 with twin 8ths for 16 pts.

In the PHRF 2 Class, John Laun's J/120 CAPER is never ever held back for long, this time posting a 1st place to race up the ladder to 4th place. Chuck Nichol's also was on the comeback trail, posting a second after his first race 13th to leap into 8th overall.

The PHRF 4 Class still sees three J/crews occupying three slots in the top five.  Leading is Dennis Case's J/105 J-OK with an 11-1 to be leading a three-way on 12 pts each.  Second is Tom Garret's J/70 SLOOP JOHN B with an 8-4. Then, only one point behind in this crazy horse race is Jeff Brown's J/105 SWEET KAREN with a 4-12. Seventh is Steve & Lucy Howell's J/105 BLINK, Chuck Bowers' J/29 RHUMB RUNNER is in 8th and George Scheel's J/105 SUN PUFFIN is lying in 10th place.

Finally, in PHRF 5 Class, Tim Lynch's J/30 RUFFIAN is just two points off the bronze position on the podium with a 3-8 scoreline.  Sailing photo credits- Bob Betancourt   For more San Diego YC Hot Rum Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.