Rolex Big Boat Series

Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster

Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster

San Francisco

One race was scheduled for today. After a brief postponement waiting for wind, the race started at 11:30 under blue skies and a moderate 12 knot breeze.

The course for all the fleets on the Fort Mason race track took us outside the Golden Gate bridge for to a buoy off Pt. Diablo. It’s always impressive to sail out the Golden Gate. And even more fun to sail back in!

From there we went all the way east to Berkeley and back up to the bridge before finishing in front of the St. Francis Yacht Club.

Tom Jenkins and his DFZ did well again today and won the race. On Double Trouble we battled hard to finish second today. That capped off a great week for us winning the J70 Class at the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series.

I really enjoyed the J70! Great boat, challenging and fun at the same time. It really is a dinghy and all the subtleties make a difference.

I also really enjoyed my team mates, Andy Costello who did a great job steering, Nick Catley on the sheets and James Clappier (aka Hippie) on the bow.

Jeff Thorpe from Quantum Sails helped us a lot last week by coaching us and getting us up to speed in the boat.

Next race for me is the Bart’s Bash and Leukemia Cup next Sunday. I am sailing again with Andy and Hippie on Andy’s J-125. Thank god Andy has so many boats! If your not involved in these great events, Google them and get involved!

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