CONGRATULATIONS to Dark Star for an outstanding performance by taking FIRST PLACE with six (6) first place finishes, Viva La Vida second place and Temptress third place.

The first weekend in May found the Farr 40 Fleet racing off the Coronado Cays in San Diego with PHRF boats.
Something felt strange Saturday morning as the Fleet left San Diego Yacht Club at 10:00 AM on its way out to the Far Roads Course. The feeling came from the wind blowing at 18 knots gusting to 22 knots with wind swells and chop. The Fleet was expecting light to moderate wind and some of the boats did not bring their heavy jib’s and some of the crew members did not bring their weather gear.

On the first race on Saturday Dark Star took 1st, Temptress 2nd, Viva La Vida 3rd,followed by JoAnn, White Knight and Foil. On the second race Dark Star again took 1st, Viva La Vida 2nd, JoAnn 3rd followed by Temptress, Foil and White Knight. On the third race Dark Star 1st, Viva La Vida 2nd, Temptress 3rd, followed by JoAnn, Foil and White Knight. Sail repairs were need by several boats and crew repairs were being taken care of by SDYC beer being served dockside and a club pasta party.

Sunday brought a little relief with 10 to 18 knots of wind. The first race started with 9-13 knots of wind. Dark Star took 1st, Viva La Vida 2nd, JoAnn 3rd followed by Temptress, Foil and White Knight. By the start of the second race the wind picked back up to 16 to 18 knots. Dark Star took 1st , Viva La Vida 2nd, White Knight 3rd followed by Foil, JoAnn and Temptress. On the last race Dark Star again took 1st, Temptress 2nd, White Knight 3rd followed by JoAnn, Viva La Vida and Foil. As the Fleet was docking the rain started which did not dampen
the crew’s spirits because they headed straight to the club for and outstanding Cinco De Mayo party.

The next Farr 40 Hi Point Regatta is Cal Cup at CYC May 18-19.

Place Boat Owner Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1
Dark Star
Jeff Janov
CalYC
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
2
Viva La Vida
Jeff Shew / Bill Durant
LBYC
3
2
2
2
2
5
16
3
Temptress
Ray Godwin
LBYC
2
4
3
4
6
2
21
4
JoAnn
Stephen Murphy
SlBYC
4
3
4
3
5
4
23
5
White Knight
Zoltan Katinszky
CBYC
5
dnc (7)
6
6
3
3
30
6
Foil
Gordon Leon
CBYC
6
5
5
5
4
6
31