Day 1 R3 has begun.Update: ‪R3 finished with Southwestern Yacht Club in 1st, Newport Harbor Yacht Club in 2nd and San Diego Yacht Club in 3rd. ‬

Posted by Lipton Cup on Friday, October 26, 2018

The Hobie Cat, a sailboat for the masses, is turning 50 with a celebration at Doheny State Beach

From the:

Orange County Register

Prior to the Hobie Cat, invented by well-known surfboard maker Hobie Alter, sailing was for the elite.  It was a sport reserved for members of yacht clubs who had the mega bucks it took to buy a big boat.

But Alter’s design — the Hobie Cat 14, a small catamaran sailboat that became known as “the people’s boat” — changed the world of sailing when it was unveiled 50 years ago.

“It was a very revolutionary idea, hugely successful,” said Paul Holmes, who wrote the book “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves.”  “(Sailing) was a rich guy’s thing. The Hobie Cat changed everything.”

READ MORE………………………………………………………….

The Mooring Minute: Because Because I said I would

Published on October 18, 2018 by Walter Johnson • In The Mooring Minute


Because I said I would is a special commitment we all make to each other. A crew makes a commitment to the skipper, the diver makes a commitment to getting the work done in time for race day and the boat committee makes a commitment for us to have a great race day.
We each make a commitment to the other during each maneuver on the racecourse. When one makes a hail to tack or cross or to give room, wee are each working to fulfill promises and commitments to each other and our word. Your crew follows the game plan all because they said we would.
Sailing teaches us to honor our commitments because we are part of something bigger than ourselves!


READ MORE………………………………………………………….

About Walter Johnson Yachts


2018 US Sailing Adult Championships Results

October 19-21, 2018 – Click on image above for Event Website and Results


October 18-21, 2018 – Click on image above for Event Website and Results
Bill Draheim and Rod Favela rode a string of three victories in four races to win the 44th Championship of Champions regatta, hosted by the Atlanta Yacht Club and raced in the Y-Flyer.


Cover Photo: SoCal’s Walter Johnson, 2017 Harbor 20 Class winner, with crew David Wood  – Photos by Diane Vandeputte / Atlanta Yacht Club

2018 Star Worlds Results

Tred Avon Yacht Club – Oxford, MD – USA

SDYC sailors place 5th (George Szabo – Roger Cheer) and 9th (Eric Doyle – Payson Infelise)

Paul Cayard and Arthur Lopes of StFYC top American finisher and on the podium taking 3rd.


Final Day Event Report


SoCal’s Drew Friedes and Team Pacific Yankee Repeat as Melges 20 World Champions

Cagliari, Italy (October 13, 2018) – All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion – Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them supreme for a second year in a row.

Read More_________________________________________

TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL – After Seven Races, One Discard)
1.) (USA) Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE; 1-4-[13]-11-4-1-1 = 22
2.) (ITA) Filippo Pacinotti, BRONTOLO; 4-8-1-1-[21]-3-6 = 23
3.) (RUS) Igor Rytov, RUSSIAN BOGATYRS; 7-[12]-6-4/SCP-1-2-5 = 25
4.) (RUS) Alexander Mikhaylik, ALEX TEAM; [28]-7-4-4-8-2 = 32
5.) (RUS) Vladimir Prosikhin, NIKA; 2-5-10-8-[14]-6-4 = 35


Drew Freides – USA-300 Pacific Yankee

They did it twice in a row: Drew Freides's Pacific Yankee (Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe) is the 2018 Melges 20 World Champion. Let's discover their emotions immediatly after the dock in.#hellyhansen #garmin #lavazza #northsails #rigonidiasiago #oneoceanfonudation #tirrenia #moby #toremar #harken #melges #melgeseurope Zerogradinord

Posted by Melges 20 on Saturday, October 13, 2018