San Diego

May 24, 2015

The past two days a fleet of 16 Stars have been racing on Coronado Rhodes competing for the Rollins Bowl.  Chick Rollins was a fiery character who graced the San Diego Bay Star fleet for over 50 years.

The usual cast of characters from California were in attendance including 4 Gold Star winners; Szabo, Doyle, Reynolds and Cayard.  A fifth Gold Star winner, Vince Brun, was also in attendance as crew for Ben Mitchell.  That’s right, Vince Brun crewed!

The winds on Saturday were perfect, 6-8 knots and “fairly” steady.  Sunday was significantly lighter and more challenging.

Through it all, George Szabo and Craig Moss won the regatta. I was sailing with my son Danny, his first time in a Star.  So I was winning before counting any points.  But we didn’t do badly in the points category either, missing out on first by just one point.  We’ll have to wait for the competitive win on another day but I for sure, nothing is better than  sailing a Star with my son!

Jimmy Buckingham and Austin Sperry were third and Mitchell/Brun finished strong in 4th.

The next So Cal Star summer series event in the Baxter Bowl in Newport Beach next month.  Team Cayard will be there!

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