Santa Barbara Wet Wednesday
Santa Barbara Harbor 20 Fleet, June 23, 2011
Tom Schock and his wife Jane visited Santa Barbara Harbor 20 fleet yesterday. They participated in the Wet Wednesday race sponsored by SBYC.
Under clearing sky’s and 12 knots of wind, the fleet had two options. They could hug the inside and hope for a lift to the weather mark or take advantage of the current and wind outside.
The crew on COMFORT TOO, comprised of Jane Schock, Leslie Deardorf, and Carl Treiberg rounded the weather mark right behind Ken Kieding and Mike Drammer on Eli Parker’s boat “E”. Spinnakers were set and a couple of jibes later they rounded the leeward mark.
Tom Schock aboard Scott Deardorf’s boat “FLING” went inside on the first weather leg. Those outside faired better.
The final downwind leg also had the best wind. There were a couple of round-ups and more than one spinnaker wrap. However, all had a good time.
Tom and Jane were available for questions at the club after the race.
Thank you for coming up and sailing with us!