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Hot Rum in San Diego

Spinnakers at Point Loma
A massive fleet of spinnakers sailed out of San Diego Bay last Saturday.
© 2022 Janie Noon

Blessed with fine fall weather, San Diego Yacht Club wrapped up the three-part Hot Rum Series on December 3.

An Ancient Mariner Society boat, Linna Buser’s Kettenburg 50 Rendezvous waits for her start on Saturday.
© 2022 Janie Noon
Rendezvous crew 3-shot
Claudia Gonzalvo Gianotti, Linna Buser and Rolf Schottle on Rendezvous.
© 2022 Janie Noon
Fleet at green buoy
Here comes the Hot Rum fleet.
© 2022 Bob Betancourt
Orange Moore 24
Yes, that orange Moore 24 really does hail from Washington (note the WN numbers rather than CF numbers on the bow). A gang from Ballard Sails is campaigning her. La Lucha Moore took fifth place overall.
© 2022 Bob Betancourt
Menace XXIV
Dennis Conner’s Menace.
© 2022 Bob Betancourt

The series drew 132 entries this year. Jim Madden’s Ranger 33 Raving Madness claimed the overall victory. See the results here.

Spinnakers coming toward camera
The Ranger 33 Raving Madness (#61033) won the series overall.
© 2022 Bob Betancourt

Parts 1 and 2 were raced on November 5 and 19. Bob Betancourt took these photos of classic woodies on the first race day.

Richard Reineman’s 10-Meter Branta in Hot Rum 1 on sunny November 5.
© 2022 Bob Betancourt

Seeing these lovelies reminds us that the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society will run the Half Pint of Rum Race tomorrow, for classic woodies only. The post-race party will be at the Koehler Kraft boatyard.

1 Comment

  1. Joseph DiMatteo 2 years ago

    The Half Pint of Rum Race is one of the most unique and fun races on the planet. Cruising is great but I miss the State side fun stuff…

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