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GGYC Midwinters Wrap-Up

PHRF 1 had a 20-strong turnout at the GGYC’s Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series #4.

© 2009 Peter Lyons

Saturday provided a little break in the rain, and Golden Gate YC’s Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series provided a venue for the 70 boats that showed up for its fourth installment.

Hank Easom’s 8-Meter Yucca chases Steen Moller’s X-119 X-Dream on a fairly tight reach.

© 2009 Peter Lyons

PHRF 1 was host to a wide variety of big race boats from a 1D35 to a 1D48 and everything in between, including Big Boat Series IRC B winner TNT. But it was Glenn Isaccson’s Schumacher 40 Q that prevailed, finishing with an 11-second win over TNT.

Stuart Scott’s Beneteau 36.7 Bufflehead and Robert Campbell’s Beneteau 10R Rum Tum Tugger duke it out downwind.

© 2009 Peter Lyons

In PHRF 2, Hank Easom’s Yucca extended her overall series lead with a bullet, while Steve Waterloo’s Shaman did likewise in PHRF 3.

Seven Catalina 34s showed for the day. Chris Owen’s Mottley (sail number 8) finished where you see her here: first.

© 2009 Peter Lyons

Steve Wonner’s apparently renamed Wyliecat 30 Uno-129 took PHRF 4, extending her series lead to three points. In the tight Catalina 34 fleet, Chris Owen’s Mottley won by a 13-second margin. Chris Kelly’s Flyer beat the rest of the Knarr fleet and Peter Jeal’s Polperro beat four other Folkboats. Complete results are available at the club’s website.

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