The 2012 Sarcoma Cup was held over the weekend, despite a major conflict with another major international regatta running concurrently. And then there was the America's Cup World Series event too.
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50 boats spread out in 7 divisons for Saturday's 3 bouy races on the Bezerekley Flats in moderate conditions and overcast skies. Brenden Bush's "Get Happy
" went 3-2-1 for a a 6 to 8 point win over Thomas Jenkins Witchy Woman
in the 11 boat strong Express 27 division.
PHRF Division A was a two boat affair with only John Clauser's "Boadicious Plus"
and Steve Hocking's "Ohana"
showing up for the event, with Bodacious Plus
going 1-1-1 to claim the prize! It was noted that Jeanette, was seen loitering around the race track off Crissy on Saturday, as were many a sailboat.
Other division winners were Richard Jepsen on "Rail to Rail"
in the 5 boat J-24 class. Mark Simpson's "Shadowfax"
utilized 3 straight bullets to dominate the Olson 25 class. 13 boats registered but only 11 raced in the Open 5-70 Class, which sailed 3 on Saturday, and 2 more on Sunday with Tom Baffico's "The Maker"
going nearly perfecto on the course, with 4 Aces and 1 Duece to dominate the class.
Although they finished last in the 7 boat Santana 22 Class, Megan Dwyer's "Mad Max"
wins the most colorful artwork award! Frank Lawlor's "Tackful"
edged out Garth Copenhaver's "Oreo"
with 1-4-1 over 2-2-2. In PHRF B, Kim Desenberg sailed his Wylie Wabbit "Mr McGregor"
past 8 other handicappers with a 1-1-2 record for nice trophy for his efforts!
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20 of the 28 registered boats showed up for the Sunday Pursuit, blame the party on Saturday night or the other attractions going on on Sunday, but that's what happens
with busy YRA schedules sometimes. It was heavy in the Express 27 divison with a dash of J-24 and a pinch of handicap affair, but when the finish gun sounded, the J-24"Down Town Uproar"
was the victor, finishing the 10 nm course in 1:59:30,
plenty of time to catch the the Start of the ACWS final...if only they hadn't move it up...