Silly Wabbit! Devil May Hare Corrects to Victory in Delta Ditch Run
June 12 - Delta
On a day that started off wild and windy,
and finished up toasty and serene, 112 boats enjoyed a wide range
of conditions in the weekend's exciting Delta Ditch Run, co-sponsored
by the Stockton Sailing Club and the Richmond YC. A breezy start
to the winding 67-mile race ultimately gave way to a fluky southwester,
which turned what is usually an annual jibing fest into a race
that saw countless sets and douses, and a whole lot of two-sail
The charge of the ultralight brigade - the 26 Moore 24s were the biggest one design fleet in the race.
Tritrip, a Corsair 750, sailed by Alan O'Driscoll, Karen Flick and Chris Boome, on their way to a second in the multihull division, despite having torn their only spinnaker when we jinxed them by taking this cool photo.
Roger Barnett's, Tuki, a ProSail 40, like the ones seen in The Thomas Crowne Affair, screams past The Brothers, without slowing for either bed or breakfast.
Infinity, Gary Gebhard's Holland 47, spinnaker reaches toward Stockton.
Olive oil man and rancher Ray Lopez demonstrates his affection for the land by driving his Davidson 44 InfraRed up into the tules. Actually, it just looks that way, he was just shaving them.
With Stockton just a short distance away, Aarom Storm's Bear Wabbit battles it out with Bob Bloom's J/35 Jarlen.
Photos Latitude/JR, Herb & Richard
Singlehanders Lost Overboard on Both Coasts
June 12 - The Sailing World
The body of 55-year-old Lawrence Joiner
of El Dorado was spotted drifting in Raccoon Strait Saturday
afternoon, and was recovered at about the same time the Coast
Guard found his boat aground on Angel Island with the engine
still running. Authorities have yet to release the name and type
of boat, and whether or not Joiner had been wearing a PFD.
Entry Packs to Be Sent Out Today for What Might Be the Biggest Ha-Ha Ever
June 12 - Tiburon
If you're one of the 141 people who have
already requested an entry pack for this fall's Baja Ha-Ha, be advised
they are being mailed out today. One reason you may want to complete
the entry and return it is that berths in Cabo are assigned based
on the day entries are received. The earlier you enter, the greater
the chance you'll get a slip at Cabo.
Six in a Row for Geronimo!
June 12 - Tiburon
Two months to the day after leaving the
Bay on a record attempt to Japan, Olivier de Kersauson and an
eight-man crew sailed the 110-ft French trimaran Geronimo
back under the Golden Gate yesterday - to break yet another
sailing record. 'ODK' described this latest record run, from
Yokohama to San Francisco, as one of the most stressful in a
30-year ocean sailing career. It wasn't because of too much wind,
but too little wind. Leaving Japan on May 29, the entire 4,450-mile
course was plagued with light-to-no breeze. And, the crew reportedly
didn't see the sun once the whole way. Nevertheless, Geronimo's
time of 13 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes, 28 seconds broke the old
record by almost 19 hours, set by fellow Frenchman Bruno Peyron
and the 82-ft Explorer.
Geronimo slides under the Golden Gate at 5:43 p.m. Sunday afternoon.