|Sat results: Spin: Blue Streak, Highlighter, Island Girl Non-SPIN: Pilot, Nimbus, Tenacious, Lean Times (Roger said he will contact yra; Tim did finish), and Woden DNS.)
Racing season's off to an enthusiastic start with 7 Islanders competing on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. The weather for the Vallejo Opener was mediocre Saturday but good sailing with 20 knot winds.
Honors go to
Spinnaker: Don Schumacher on Blue Streak, followed by William Hackel on Highlighter, and Frank Burkhart on Island Girl. Non-Spinnaker: 1st place to Jim Robinson on Pilot, Daphne Jackson and Mike Dickson 2nd on Nimbus, and Roger Milligan and Larry Terzian 3rd on Tenacious. Don said he was hard pushed by Highlighter, who raced alongside Don's cockpit most of the way.
Sunday was foulies weather, with rain and a lack of wind, resulting in some
pretty soggy spinnakers, but not sagging spirits. Nimbus went aground for a
picnic. Thanks to Don Schumacher for all his time and phoning to get racers
out there and to Rick Van Mell, who worked with Nimbus prior to start of the
season and on Saturday getting them started in racing. ~ Roger Milligan
Photos provided by Don Henderson.