Harbor 20s in Marina Del Rey
The nascent Harbor 20 fleet in Marina Del Rey raced again in the Del Rey YC Sundowner series. The 4 participating Harbor 20s had their own start in the 3rd division, behind two PHRF divisions. The race course was both inside and outside the MDR breakwater. Conditions were 7-15 knots with lumpy 2 foot seas outside.
The plucky little Harbors showed off their superior pointing ability while short tacking up the channel passing the larger boats in the division ahead. Outside the Harbors had quite a bit of fun going downwind catching waves and surfing. Tom Schock and Ed Gold won the race and passed all but one boat in the divisions ahead.
Del Rey YC provided a delightful barbecue and awards ceremony afterwards, with raffle prizes and fun for all.
The next Sundowner Race is scheduled for Friday July 15. The Harbor 20s will be there again.