“It is no less important to the Commodore as air or water,” said Staff Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club Chuck Nichols. The Lipton Cup is arguably one of the most iconic regattas in the sailing community.
Nineteen yachts, most of them rating in the negatives, are preparing for strong breeze and very fast race times on the first ever "Rum Runner Race" from Newport Beach to San Diego to be held this Saturday, November 1.
Out of twelve legendary sailors, one has sailed away with the title of International Masters Regatta Champion. On the final day of racing it was Augie Diaz who finished in first place for the three day regatta.
The team of Augie Diaz and Kathleen Tocke (Miami, FL) secured first place in the 2014 Snipe Trials for the Pan American Games. The qualifier series was hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club and took place over three days of racing from October 11 to October 13.
His fellow competitors can't stop talking about the high tides, large surf and light winds, but back on the beach Julien Kerneur was all smiles. The French native finished first in each of the three races on the third day of the Kiteboard North Americans.
SDYC's Jake La Dow will team up with Chris Raab at the US Sailing Championship of Champions, sailed in Thistles this year on Lake Erie. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a 2013 or 2014 one-design class National, North American, or World Champ.
The final day of the U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete wind shutdown. However, the fleet completed enough races to count Gold Round Robin 3 and crown Ladies and Gentlemen as the back-to-back Team Racing Champions.