San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta 2019
Published on September 8th, 2019
Seven fleets competed in the 2019 San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (SDOCR) on September 6-8 in San Diego, CA.
The SDOCR was established in 2018 to provide a venue for sailors to train and compete in international, high-performance classes. With an eye towards the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, this allows many young sailors the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of Olympic class boats.
JJ Fetter, past Olympic medalist, was one of the many that were assisting Chair Susi Graff in making this regatta such a success. “Events like this create a path to becoming a life-long sailor,” notes Fetter. “You see these kids learn about preparing their boats, using tools, tuning, adjusting, and developing friendships with sailors in other classes. You never know what spark is going to make someone become passionate about the sport.”
Light winds prevailed for the SDOCR which began September 6 for the Snipe Class which was also using the event as its North American Championship, while the other six fleets competed on the following two days.
Winners were Jordan Janov/ Grant Janov (29er), Gray Hemans/ Michael Fineman (I420), Dave Leuck (Laser), Erik Hou (Radial), Jack Sutter/ Charlotte Versavel (Nacra 15), Mike Dorgan (Finn), and Enrique Quintero/ Kathleen Tocke (Snipe).