DeAnn Reynolds wins Pacific Class Nationals
Published on September 23rd, 2013
The PC National Championship was greeted by classic fall weather in San Diego, CA, reveling in 70 degree temperatures, smooth waters, and moderate 8-12 knot winds. Sailed under the spectacular Point Loma peninsula and offshore of the Silver Strand, a fleet of nine classic PCs battled for five races on September 21-22.
DeAnn Reynolds, accompanied by Olympian Mark Reynolds, guided Skylark deftly around the course for the win. Steve Brownsea on newly restored Zest debuted his 1940’s classic to a convincing second place in a tough fleet of veteran and new PC sailors. The racing was close in these evenly matched, mahogany one designs created by George Kettenburg as family cruiser/racers before and after WWII.
Bruce Greene and his race committee managed perfectly the right handed shifting with fast course changes between races. Thanks also go to Dr. Geves Kenny, Fleet Captain, for orchestrating this fantastic weekend of classic sailboat racing.
Submitted by Brent Boyd