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International 110 Nationals Sail Tomales Bay

110 start
A race start on bucolic Tomales Bay.
© 2019 John Longstreth

Inverness Yacht Club on West Marin’s Tomales Bay hosted the International 110 Nationals on July 29-August 2. We received an abundance of good images to go with a report, written by Martha Blanchfield, for September’s Racing Sheet in Latitude 38. Rather than leave most of those fine photos scattered about like fallen autumn leaves on the cutting room floor, we’re posting them here.

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The 24-ft skinny, canoe-stern, fixed-keel boats attracted a Whaler full of paparazzi.
© 2019 John Longstreth

The International 110 Class calls the 1939 C. Raymond Hunt design “the first sportboat.”

Trapping out on the gray boat
Joe Berkley, on the helm, and Linda Epstein, on the wire, brought Blue Moon from Hull YC in Hull, Massachusetts. They placed second in the standings.
© 2019 John Longstreth
Lady Bug
Bay Area sailors Bren Meyer and Erik Menzel on Lady Bug.
© 2019 Martha Blanchfield

Check out the results of the 18-boat regatta here.

Smart Shoes and Shenanigans
The eventual winners, SFYC members Bill Barton and Chris Raney on Smart Shoes, #695, race alongside a Michigan boat, Shenanigans, #709.
© 2019 John Longstreth
yellow boat
Eric Stassevitch, skipper, and David Bacci on Honey Ryder.
© 2019 John Longstreth

Look for Martha’s report and more photos in our September issue, hitting the docks in time for Labor Day Weekend, on Friday, August 30.


  1. Richard Jepsen 5 years ago

    First design I ever raced on, in Hull, MA. for Richie Kilfoyle. Linda Epstein is the sailing maven daughter of Susan Epstein, the first female Commodore of Hull Yacht Club. Last coincidence, a family boat of ours (old 4 meter sloop) was named Blue Moon!

  2. Dick Loomis 5 years ago

    Congratulations to Bill Barton and Chris Raney! Bill is the current Commodore of Inverness YC. No disrespect to SFYC but I suspect he was flying the host IYC burgee.

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