March Madness at San Diego National Offshore
San Diego’s great conditions yielded a whole day of racing for over hundred teams contending in twelve classes on the 2nd day of Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta, the biggest national sailboating circuit in United States. Several races for the 1 design boats carried on as a face-off for the top position in the series championship in British Virgin Islands comes.
Today, the fight went on at the top of the J/70 fleet. This time, after 4 races, this is Jeff Janov’s Minor Threat slipping into the lead over Midlife Crisis of Bruce Golison. McLean told that Minor Threat’s Doug McLean told that they obviously had a magnificent day with a 2-1-1. He added that it was close racing all through day.
They were pretty much holding tabs on Golison as well as the Mexicans [presently in 3rd overall]. The 3 of them were fighting it out all day. The highlight was a recovery from an OCS beginning in the 1st race. They came back right away and banged the right corner that right back into it, past the Croatia Bareboat charter team.
They fought back into 2nd that was pretty exciting. That could have been it for them. On this South Bay Circle, the Ultimate 20 fleet’s former champ also turned in a top-shelf day, becoming victorious in all four races. Ultimate 20 Junta skipper Mark Allen told that this was really great. He called his spinnaker trimmer Pete Sharp as the ‘most valuable player’ of the day.