Stewball won the Big Daddy regatta with Escapade 2nd and Bullet 3rd. Photos/report here.
Golden Moon won the Wheeler Regatta with Expeditious 2nd and Stewball 3rd.
On the offshore circuit, Elan and Escapade were 1st and 2nd overall in the doublehanded Lightship race.
Big breeze and big fun greeted the Express 37 fleet at this years nationals, hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club.
Racers saw three days of racing with five typically close buoy races and finishes often separated by seconds. Saturday’s second race sent the fleet out and around Pt. Bonita in spectacular conditions, 20 ft. waves and gusts to 37kts made this one that will be talked about for years to come! Boats reported top speeds over 17kts on the ride in… under white sails!
Golden Moon snatched back 1st for the regatta after being bested by Eclipse in the Rolex Big Boat Series two weeks prior. Race organization, hospitality, and food at BYC were top notch, great times had by all!
Galleries here and here.
The venue will again be Berkeley Yacht Club, where we all had such a great time last year! Race dates have been confirmed as Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th. Let’s see 10 boats on the line this year!
See photos from last year here.
Back at docks, Nationals 2014.
Looking forward to another season of close one-design racing in SF bays friendliest and most exciting big boat fleet? Yeah you are! Find the schedule here.