Piranha took the start from the heavily favored leeward end and never looked back. Temptress closed up to a few boatlengths back as the group compressed behind the massive blanket of wind offered by the replica of America racing in PHRF, but then was able to pull away as the wind lifted to the next mark leaving Temptress having to jibe to get around the mark. White Knight recovered from a prestart foul to sail to a solid third place finish and create the three way tie.

Unless all three boats finish out of the top three, which ever one beats the other two will take the regatta. The wind and sun have really cooperated so far with plenty of breeze on the downwind and reaching legs. Forecasts for Sunday look much like the last two races with sunny skies, moderate breeze and temps in the mid 60’s.

With almost 150 boats competing overall, SDYC puts on a great show and fun parties. It’s great to get to sail in Southern California!