The DF 95 Class hosted by the Helmsmen Model Yacht Club at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was a challenging event.  30 skippers show up on Saturday morning to find very light and extremely shifty breezes from the north, due to the weak Santana conditions. This put a premium on trying to find the next puff of breeze.  Fortunately Sunday was a bit better with the breeze clocking around to the SW and picking up slightly, 3-6 knots most of the day.

The Helmsmen Model Sailing Club, and Orange County Model Sailing Club both participated in management of this SCYA sponsored event.

The regatta was a sell out with two sailors drive over from Phoenix and one driving down from Washington state for this regatta.  Also several SCYA yacht clubs represented by racers that are members:  Shoreline YC, Alamitos Bay YC, Dana Point YC, California YC, King Harbor YC, Balboa YC, Coronado YC, Cabrillo Beach YC.

All in all a very enjoyable regatta with the usual consistent sailors coming out on top:

1st – Mark Golison – Long Beach, CA

2nd – Al Lehman – Phoenix, AZ

3rd – Larry Grant – Venice, CA

4th – Mike Schachter – Long Beach, CA

5th – Craig Mackey – San Diego, CA

Make sure to  check out the pictures


Helmsmen Model YC is a sell out