California Dreamin’ Series 2018

Published on April 8th, 2018

Dave Hood, staff commodore of the Long Beach Yacht Club, won the third and final round of the 2018 World Sailing Grade 3 California Dreamin’ Series, held April 7-8 in Long Beach, CA.

“We had an awesome team this weekend,” said Hood, “Chris Main on tactics, trimmers Doug McLean and Dan Morris, and Mark Callahan and Ben Lamb on the bow.

“Super thanks to all my teammates for a great weekend. They did a tremendous job. I think we were getting better as the weekend progressed, settling into our roles and communications.”

Charlie Welsh, of the Red Star Sailing Team (above) from Newport Harbor Yacht Club, beat out Hood by only five points in winning the three-venue series raced at St. Francis Yacht Club, San Diego Yacht Club and Long Beach Yacht Club. The StFYC stop was a wash-out with little to no breeze over the two-day event. That meant that the skippers had only their performance at SDYC and LBYC to decide their overall series standings.

Welsh finished second in San Diego and fifth in Long Beach, just enough to take the title.

The 2018 California Dreamin’ Series is a qualifier for the 2018 Ficker Cup, held April 13-15 in Long Beach, which is a qualifier for the Grade 1 2018 Congressional Cup in Long Beach.

2018 California Dreamin’ Series-Long Beach Stop
1. Dave Hood, Long Beach YC, 12 wins, 2 losses
2. Will Durant, LBYC, 11, 3
3. Chris Nesbitt, San Diego YC, 9, 5 on tiebreaker
4. Jeffrey Peterson, Balboa YC, 9, 5
5. Charlie Welsh, Newport Harbor YC, 6, 8
6. Liz Hjorth, California YC, 5, 9
7. Wendy Corzine, LBYC, 4, 10
8. Marilyn Cassedy, CYC, 0, 14

Long Beach results… click here.

Final 2018 California Dreamin’ Series Standings
1. Charlie Welsh, Newport Harbor YC, 105 points
2. Dave Hood, Long Beach YC, 100 on tiebreaker
3. Nicole Breault, St. Francis YC, 100
4. Chris Nexbitt, San Diego YC, 95
5. Will Durant, LBYC, 75
6. Bruce Stone, St.FYC, 55
7. Jeffrey Petersen, Balboa YC, 40 on tiebreaker
8. Liz Hjorth, California YC, 40
9. Andrew Meade, Kaneohe YC, 30
10. Wendy Corzine, LBYC, 25 on tiebreaker
11. Marilyn Cassedy, CYC, 25

Series results… click here.

2018 Schedule
January 27-28 – San Diego, CA (J/22)
March 10-11 – San Francisco, CA (J/22)
April 7-8 – Long Beach, CA (Catalina 37)

Additional Information:
California Dreamin’ Series
2018 Ficker Cup – April 13-15 in Long Beach, CA
2018 Congressional Cup – April 17-22 in Long Beach, CA


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