“Sailing enthusiasts gathered along Leadbetter Beach and Shoreline Park to watch the races last Friday and Saturday, as yachtsmen showcased their skills. There were eight entrants in the Farr 40 class race that headlined this year’s cup. In the second running of the class, it was Piranha that rallied to defend its title from a year ago. Driven by David Voss of the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, the Piranha, was slightly behind after the first day, but finished first in the 5th race and fourth in the fourth and sixth races to finish with 16 total points. Skian Dhu of Santa Barbara Yacht Club took second place with 19 points. Skippered by Dirk Freeland, the Skian Dhu finished second in the first two races and was tops in the third on Saturday, but couldn’t sustain its momentum on Sunday.

Two other entrants from California Yacht Club, the Dark Star and the Far Niente, finished third (21) and fourth (22), respectively. The Temptress from Long Beach Yacht Club was unable to finish the first race and retired for the remainder of the first day, but rallied on Sunday with first place finishes in the fourth and sixth races and a third place finish in the fifth to finish fifth overall with 32 points. Woolly Bully of King Harbor Yacht Club was sixth with 34. Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club entrant White Knight was seventh with 36 and Ohana of Dana Point Yacht Club was eighth with 39 points.”

Ed. Note: Fiesta Cup should be the biggest event in Southern California. Santa Barbara YC had a fire on the beach, live music, free margaritas and Mexican buffet. Sitting down with friends with your toes in the sand after a day’s racing is as good as it gets!

 

Fiesta Cup – Final Results

 

 

SBYC – July 25th and 26th, 2009

 

 

Farr 40

 

 

Owner

 

 

Sail

 

 

Club

 

 

R1

 

 

R2

 

 

R3

 

 

R4

 

 

R5

 

 

R6

 

 

R7

 

 

Tot

 

 

1

 

 

Piranha

 

 

Voss

 

 

483

 

 

CYC

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

 

16

 

 

2

 

 

Skian Dhu

 

 

Freeland

 

 

44

 

 

SBYC

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

6

 

 

2

 

 

6

 

 

19

 

 

3

 

 

Dark Star

 

 

Janov

 

 

808

 

 

CYC

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

21

 

 

4

 

 

Far Niente

 

 

Scheer

 

 

37

 

 

CYC

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

22

 

 

5

 

 

Temptress

 

 

Godwin

 

 

50

 

 

LBYC

 

 

DNF

 

 

DNS

 

 

DNS

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

32

 

 

6

 

 

Woolly Bully

 

 

Huston

 

 

33

 

 

KHYC

 

 

6

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

34

 

 

7

 

 

White Knight

 

 

Katinszky

 

 

888

 

 

CBYC

 

 

4

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

 

3

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

36

 

 

8

 

 

Ohana

 

 

Neminsky

 

 

31

 

 

DPYC

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

6

 

 

5

 

 

39