– St. Francis Yacht Club
There were 103 boats racing in four IRC and five one-design classes at the Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay, and they got what they came for. Although much of the regatta was sailed in wind of under 20 knots, it was full breeze-on for the two races on Saturday when the anemometers kicked into the 30 knot range. Philippe Kahn’s new Transpac 52 Pegasus 52 won five of the seven races in the nine boat IRC-A Class to score a nine point win over the Gavin Brady-driven R/P 72 Beecom,owned by Isao Mita. Pegasus was awarded the St. Francis Perpetual Trophy.
The J/105s had the biggest class in the regatta with 33 boats. Scott Sellers’ Donkey Jack won three of the seven races and logged all single digit finishes to score a five point win over Tim Russell’s Aquavit. Sellers won the Commodore’s Cup perpetual trophy for his victory, plus one of the specially engraved Rolex timepieces that was awarded to each of the six perpetual trophy winners:
– City of San Francisco Trophy, Robert Youngjohns, IRC B, DK46 Zephyra
– Richard Rheem Perpetual, John Siegel. IRC C, Wylie 42 Scorpio
– Keefe-Kilborn Memorial Trophy, Gary Mozer, IRC D, J/109 Current Obsession
– Atlantic Perpetual Trophy, Steve Madeira, J/120 Mr. Magoo