For the six J/111s sailing one-design, it was loads of fun and tight racing. Nevertheless, the standout for this regatta happened to be Peter Wagner’s SKELETON KEY. They certainly had the “key” to something, like perhaps a direct line to the “big guy upstairs”, since their scoreline of straight bullets was pretty remarkable in this closely-fought racing. Taking second with nearly as many 2nds was Dorian McKelvy’s MADMEN with 9 pts total. Hanging on to third place was Rob Theis’ AEOLUS with 12 pts. The top five was completed with Dick Swanson’s BAD DOG in fourth and Gorkem Ozcelebi’s DOUBLE DIGIT in fifth position.
The debates were raging over on the handicap class fleet. All the boats were scored in PHRF ToT, but some also elected to be scored in ORR and HPR. The top J/team was Peter Krueger’s J/125 DOUBLE TROUBLE, taking third overall in PHRF ToT. Tom Siebel’s J/125 TYR TYR had some good scores, but couldn’t make the last race so dropped to 8th overall. In the HPR scoring, the J/125s took 2nd and 3rd with DOUBLE TROUBLE over TYR TYR. In the ORR ToT scoring, the J/125s placed 6th and 7th. The jury is clearly still out on what works best on SF Bay. Sailing photo credits- Presure-drop.us. For more St Francis YC Aldo Alessio sailing information