Day #1 – Three races were held under varying conditions. We had mid 70’s temperature with winds out of the east and northeast. The first race had wind out the east with average winds of 5-8mph. Matt Fisher jumped out to an early lead and led wire to wire. Peter Frissell finished second with Mark Presley in third. The second race had wind speeds of 10-12 with a lot more chop. Tom Humphrey with a very heavy team of 3 was fast off the line and quickly gained the lead. Tom ended up first, with Matt Fisher in second and Brad Huntley finished third. In the last race we had more chop, small white caps and wind speeds of 12-15mph. Tom Humphrey and team took a long starboard tack off the line and again got out to an early lead and never looked back. Peter Frissell finished second and Brad Huntley finished third.
After one day the standings showed the Frissells sailing number 186 into the lead, followed at one point back by Matt and Lisa Fisher tied with Brad Huntley sailing with Fritz Everson, with Matt and Lisa holding the tiebreaker for second place.
The teams got even heavier winds for the ride back to the Club and built a good appetite for dinner. The SSC volunteers served a roasted chicken dinner prepared by our good neighbors at the Pier 684 Restaurant.
The well-rested crews were disappointed Sunday morning by the steady rain with no relief in the forecast. The Race Committee abandoned the 4th and 5th races. Based on the Saturday results, Awards for the skippers and crew were presented about 1030. The competitors packed up and hit the road for home.