August 5, 2008

2008 Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race

August 4, 2008
Redondo Beach, California

After a slow start getting away from the Santa Barbara coastline, racers found fresh Westerly winds in the Santa Barbara Channel and set spinnakers for the West end of Anacapa Island. The fleet was met with ideal sailing conditions for a pure speed race from Anacapa to Point Dume and the jibe for the finish at King Harbor.

Winds were perfect 16-20 knots with gusts late in the day up to 25 knots with smooth wind waves to get maximum speed! Ullman Sails customers took advantage of the fast race track and collected the majority of the silver at the prize giving.

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Schlessinger and her crew on the new Flying Tiger 10m "Tigress" for taking 1st Place in Sprit/ULDB class and 1st Monohull on corrected time flying all Ullman Sails.
Congratulations also to Kurt and Erik Mayol and crew on their home built F9K "Exit" for taking 1st place in ORCA and 1st overall on corrected time for the entire fleet sporting all Ullman Sails!
Other class winners and trophy winners with Ullman Sails on board are:

ULDB A: 1st Place "Locomotion" Andrews 45, Ed Feo
ULDB A: 2nd Place "OEX" SC-70T, Peter Tong
ULDB B: 1st Place "Fifty-one Fifty" SC-50, Mike Warns
ULDB B: 2nd Place "Horizon" SC-50, Jack Taylor
Sprit/ULDB: 2nd Place "Comanche" Kernan/Columbia 30, Tim Kernan/Brent Carey
PHRF A: 1st Place "Cool Man Cool2" Sydney 38, Harrel Jones
J-105: 1st Place "Off the Porch" J-105, Scott McDaniel
J-105: 3rd Place "Pendragon" J-105, John Blair
PHRF B: 1st Place "Tigger" J-33, Fred Cottrell
PHRF D: 2nd Place "Elan" Tartan 3500, Doug Mills
for full results go to:

Join the list of winners and race with the Ullman Sails speed advantage on your next downwind race. If you need a new sail or sail repair after the Santa Barbara-King Harbor Race, give Ullman Sails Newport Beach a call to get you taken care of!