Under perfect conditions the Santa Barbara Harbor 20 fleet enjoyed 12 to 15 knots of wind with flat seas in a very exciting 5-race regatta.
Sharon Green of Ultimate Sailing fame was on hand to snap some of the best pictures I’ve seen of the Harbor 20 Fleet. Click here to view the album.
The race committee ran 4 windward –leeward races with one race that had a reaching leg. The 11-boat fleet was very tightly matched. Ken Kieding aboard “Holly Harbor”, Scott Deardorff on “Fling”, and Al Salzer aboard Fleur de Lis finished one, two three respectively.
Awards where given out and the fleet enjoyed a great potluck on the sand next to the club.
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!