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MOD 70s on the Bay Ahead of CA 500 and California Offshore Race Week

Three MOD 70 hot rods are in town getting ready for the CA 500 race from San Francisco to San Diego. Kim Paternoster and David Parker had breakfast with Charlie Ogletree, skipper of Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 Argo. They report that the three boats will be out on the Bay practicing today and tomorrow, before the three start the CA 500 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday for the 500-mile sprint to San Diego.

Charlie Ogletree, David Parker and Kim Paternoster
Charlie Ogletree, David Parker and Kim Paternoster on the docks before Charlie and Argo head out to the Bay.
© 2023 Kim Paternoster

This is all part of California Offshore Race Week. This is both an excellent downwind California coastal offshore race and an ideal feeder for boats planning to start the Transpac on June 27.

All three MOD 70s were parked at Sugar Dock in Richmond this morning before heading out to the Bay.
© 2023 Kim Paternoster

Lining up on the Bay this week for Friday’s CA 500 are Jason Carroll’s Argo, Justin Shaffer’s Orion, and Frank Slootman’s Snowflake.

MOD 70s head South
It was in 2019 that the MOD 70s Maserati, PowerPlay and Argo last dashed out the Gate, headed for Southern California.
© 2023 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

In the blink of an eye (they hope) they’ll be in Southern California to do an “in port” race on San Diego Bay on Sunday. The MOD 70s Orion and Argo will carry on to do the Transpac, starting in June.


1 Comment

  1. Paolo Sheaffer 1 year ago

    I heard Gavin dropped out of 500. What a disappointment.

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