• 2021 Jazz Cup: Laboring On Labor Day Weekend

    60 boats answered the call for the South Beach Yacht Club's Annual Labor Day Weekend downhill, 26 nm jaunt to the
    Carquinez Straits and the pleasant confines of the Benicia YC.

    Coming on the heels of the postponed Vallejo Race, just 2 weeks past, which saw cold, cloudy and breezy conditions, The Jazz Cup
    was also greeted with a decent air flow, and flat seas , but with a sunnier disposition.

    The march began on time off the north end of Treasure Island, with an uphill climb to YRA 7 before cracking off and
    heading north. The fleet made quick of the 1 mile uphill climb and enjoyed a nice reach across the slot and towards the lee of Angel Island.
    A few boats were able to carry their kites early on, yet the vast majority were close to, or past Point Blunt before the jibs dropped and the
    chutes engaged...

    All looked ideal, until it wasn't, as a light to no air region off Raccoon Straits slowed the progress for a short period.
    The foulies came off, sandwiches and beverages came out, while the fleet took a short intermission, but within 20 minutes or so,
    the wind began filling in again, 1st along the Richmond Riviera, then along the Tiburon shoreline. Boat in proximity to those locations
    benefited 1st, but soon, most everyone was back on track....

    To be continued....


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