Last weekend, three classic-yacht classes converged on the St Francis Yacht Club for the 2021 Woodies Invitational regatta. The event took place over three consecutive days during which Knarrs, International One Designs (IOD) and Folkboats battled it out on the Cityfront. We received a few action shots from Sausalito sailor Jay Grant, who witnessed the race first-hand aboard his neighbor Dave Wilson’s Folkboat, Windansea.
Just the name Folkboat evokes a feeling of togetherness and community, and in keeping with this theme, Windansea‘s other crew members throughout the weekend included Dave’s wife Marnie, his brother, Dan Wilson, another neighbor, Louis Henning, and Isabelle Dumoulin, whose father races one of the other Folkboats.
Dave has been racing Windansea for close to 30 years. “It’s my dad’s boat,” he said, adding, “He’s a member at Richmond Yacht Club, so we race as RYC.”
Photographer Chris Ray was also on hand with his camera and captured this great action shot.
You can read more about the race here.