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Hot Shots from Brisk Aldo Alessio and Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regattas

Chris Ray sent in photos of another spectacular, breezy three-day weekend for those who raced St. Francis Yacht Club’s annual Aldo Alessio Regatta and Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta. Friday’s Aldo Alessio featured a 22-mile Bay tour with an ocean mark out by Point Bonita and a mix of breeze, sun, and fog.

Aldo Alessio
Inbound traffic meets outbound Aldo Alessio racers by the Bay Bridge.
© 2022 Chris Ray
Aldo Alessio Swiftness
Aldo Alessio fleet winner, Nesrin Basoz’s J/111 Swift Ness, works the Cityfront.
© 2022 Chris Ray
Aldo Alessio
The Aldo Alessio fleet left the fog behind.
© 2022 Chris Ray

After Friday’s Aldo Alessio Regatta, the Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta kicked off on Saturday with Chris Ray capturing photos from the picture-perfect day of buoy racing on the Bay. StFYC ran three races for three classes — ORC, J/88 and J/105 — with 43 boats racing in all. The regatta concluded on Sunday.

J/105 Fleet
The J/105 fleet, with Ian Charles and crew aboard Maverick taking this year’s top prize, always faces some close crossings downwind.
© 2022 Chris Ray
ORC Class
The ORC Class, won by the J/120 Peregrine, rounds the top mark.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris Ray
J/88s kept it close, with Dave Corbin’s Butcher coming out on top.
© 2022 Chris Ray

As seen through the lens of Chris Ray, it looked as if everyone was having fun. If you are looking for more weight on the rail or want to be on the rail for next year’s regatta, add your information to Latitude 38’s Crew List. The breeze on the Cityfront requires a full complement of crew to get to the top of the fleet.

StFYC has the full race results available here. See more of Chris’s photos from the event here:

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