Sailors from Alamitos Bay and Mission Bay Yacht Clubs beat the rain and keen competition Sunday to complete their sweeps in ABYC’s portion of the Southern California Yachting Association’s 86th Midwinter Regatta.
ABYC’s winning skippers: Chuck Tripp in Laser Masters, Jay Golison in Viper 640s, Chris Raab in the Lido A class and Bill Moore in Lido B.
Mission Bay: Matt Struble and Stephen Strobel in the multihull classes, A-Class and F-18, respectively; Stu Robertson in Cal 20s and Gary Lee in 5-0-0 skiffs
Altogether, 71 boats in eight classes sailed against the gloom threat of wet weather drifting across the channel from Santa Catalina Island and the flotilla of cargo ships from around the world anchored in frustration on the outskirts of the race course pending relief of a dock labor dispute. Continue reading