Slow Start for Match Race Circuit
Published on January 8th, 2017
The first stop of the three-event California Dreamin’ Match Race Series was held January 7-8 in San Diego, CA. Organizers and racers were challenged by light and shifty conditions on the city-front course, managing five flights on Saturday but on Sunday the winds never produced enough for a single race. Nicole Breault of St Francis Yacht Club, and her Vela Racing teammates Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser, and Hannah Burroughs, took the title.
The California Dreamin’ Series consists of three match racing events: the San Diego Yacht Club Stop on January 7-8, 2017 in J/22s, the Long Beach Yacht Club Stop on February 25-26, 2017 in Catalina 37s, and the St. Francis Yacht Club Stop on March 11-12, 2017 in J/22s.
The winner of the series will receive an invitation to the 2017 Grade 2 Ficker Cup to be held March 24-26 in Long Beach, CA. The winning skipper and the second place skipper of the Ficker Cup shall receive invitations to the 2017 Grade WC WMRT Congressional Cup.