Courtesy of Sailing Scuttlebutt News
San Diego, CA (May 4, 2014) – The heat wave that had hovered over California began to give way today as the 42nd annual Yachting Cup regatta awoke to its third and final day for the 11 competing fleets.
As coastal clouds and the cool Pacific put locals on notice that “May Grey” weather may soon return, it proved to be only slightly cooler and only slightly windier than Saturday. But progress nonetheless.
The Near Roads Course, closer to Point Loma, fit in three races for its six fleets. Making the most of the day was Rick Goebel’s Sanity team, posting all bullets to move up and win the J/105 fleet. Also benefiting was Chris Mewes’ Shadowfax, whose 3-1-2 won the J/109 title.
The Far Roads Course, closer to the Mexican border, also completed three races for its five fleets. Conditions were an improvement over Saturday, offering a relatively steady 4-9 knots, and the leaders remained at form to lock in their victories.
After reviewing the competition within all 11 fleets, the Organizing Authority selected Rick Goebel’s Sanity team as the Overall Winner of the Yachting Cup.
The 11 fleet winners were Jay Steinbeck’s TP52 Margaritaville (Fast 50), Viggo Torbensn’s J/125 Timesaver (Fast 40), Drew Belk’s Beneteau First 40 Precepts II (Fast 45), David Boatner’s J/35 Rival (PHRF C), John Harrop’s Justice (FT-10), Chris Mewes’ Shadowfax (J/109), Rick Goebel’s Sanity (J/105), Ted Butterfield’s Adventure (B36.7), Kownacki/Jenkins’s DFZ (J/70), and Curt Johnson’s Avet (J/80).