Photos of the Day: Corinthian Midwinters
January 23 - Tiburon
Wyliecat 30s on the run
Today's Photos of the Day are from yesterday's Corinthian Midwinters. Sunday (when these photos were taken) was about as bright and blue as Saturday was gray and damp. Saturday's courses included the usual mix of Knox and Cityfront course marks, while all fleets on Sunday were sent around Blossom Rock and Southampton for a counterclockwise circumnavigation of Angel Island. The smaller non-spinnaker boats really needed a shorter course as more boats in Non-Spinnaker 3 DNFed than made it around before the 1700 deadline. See the February issue of Latitude 38 for more photos and coverages.
Jane Doe chases Plan B and Abba Zabba.
The Beneteau 40.7s Phantom Mist and Inspired Environments, lead the IOR Nelson/Marek 45 Tiger Beetle around Southampton - the stinkiest mark on the Bay.
The 1D-35s Zsa Zsa and Jazzy and the Express 37 Eclipse in the home stretch in Raccoon Strait with Tiburon's lovely 'Hygeia' neighborhood in the background.
We'll have a few more photos on Wednesday, but probably not much else, as we'll be finishing up the February issue of Latitude 38.
Northern California Sailors Kick It at Key West Sailing Week
January 23 - Key West, FL
The most prestigious award, Boat of the Week, went to Massimo Ferragamo's Swan 45 Bellicosa, whose tactician was San Francisco Star class sailor Howie Schiebler.
The second most prestigious award, the Key West Trophy for best PHRF boat of the week, went to Rick Wesslund's Tiburon-based J/120 El Ocaso.
The jubilant El Ocaso skipper and crew
Photo Ken Stanek
Thomas Coates' San Francisco-based J/105 Masquerade, with Chris Perkins calling tactics, cleaned up in that class, never finishing worse than second.
Masquerade in the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys
Photo Tim Wilkes
Sixty-year old Newport Beach sailmaker Dave Ullman, sailing a Northern California-based Team Pegasus Melges 24, took honors in that 60-boat class, the biggest at the event.