Emily Wilthoff, SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB’s Communication Director provided the following report:
SDYC hosted the SCYA Midwinters on February 13 &14 in the Coronado Roads off of Point Loma. Over the two days, J/70s, J/80s, J/120s and Beneteau 36.7s participated in five races. The weather was ideal- sunny and mid-70s with above average speeds of 14-15 kts at the start of the first race on Saturday. After that, the winds remained steady at around 8-10 kts on Saturday late afternoon and early Sunday afternoon. On Sunday late afternoon, the winds died down tremendously at the end of the second race causing the race committee to shorten the course.
There were 24 boats in total from 11 different yacht clubs competing throughout the weekend. J Almighty, skippered by Mike Hatch from San Diego Yacht Club, won the J/120 class. Skipper Curt Johnson from California Yacht Club led Avet to a first place finish in the J/80 division. The Beneteau 36.7 winner was Adventure skippered by Ted Butterfield from Southwestern Yacht Club. Finally, Minor Threat won the J/70 division skippered by Jeff Janov from California Yacht Club.
Many people worked hard to make this another unforgettable Midwinters regatta at SDYC. A big thank you goes out to Jeff Johnson, Susi Graff and the rest of the race committee volunteers, along with SCYA’s Cleve Hardaker, Jo Ann Sedgwick, SDYC Commodore Doug Werner and the SDYC Board