The International Six Metre Invitational regatta got underway in San Francisco bay today in front of St. Francis Yacht Club, the host of the event.
Eight boats are racing just as they did a century ago; the boats are split into three classes as well as scored overall. The classes are Rule 2, Rule 3, and Modern. Five races were completed today under sunny skies, a moderate ebb, and breezes that gusted into the high teens.
In Rule 2, Greg Stewart, Sprig, is winning with just one point separating him and Matt Brooks on Lucie. In the Rule 3 class, Peter Hoffman’s Goose, skippered by Eric Jespersen, is dominating Rainer Muller, who is skippering his boat, Saskia II. In the Modern class, Russ Silvestri is skippering Robert Cadranell’s Arunga, and is in first place by 3 points. Team Arunga is also winning the Overall fleet, with Sven Svendsen skippering Rainer Muller’s St. Francis IX, just 3 points behind in second.
With entries from Seattle, Vancouver, San Diego and France, the racing continues through Friday, October 9.
more info ……….. stfyc.com
by sailingscuttlebutt.com and Chris Ray