November 6, 2008

Acapulco - San Diego Yacht Club Challenge

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San Diego, California



Last weekend, San Diego played host to the longstanding tradition of the Acapulco Challenge, an annual regatta where Club de Yachtes de Acapulco and San Diego Yacht Club each provide four teams to compete in a two-day battle.

The eight teams competed on four Beneteau 40.7s and four J/120s in an uncharacteristically shifty breeze ranging from 6-16 knots. The first day of racing was held outside of the harbor, while the second day was held inside. The venue for the event alternates each year between Acapulco and San Diego.

The American team on Beneteau 40.7 “Drumshanbo” took top honors in the international fleet, claiming first overall with an 8-point cushion ahead of second place. “Drumshanbo” was powered by 100% Ullman Sails inventory, showing superior speed across the wind range. "Drumshanbo," owned by Ullman Sails San Diego loft owners Kirk and Kathy O'Brien, sailed with GPL Carbon mainsail, a Technora FiberPath Light #1, a GPL Carbon Hvy #1 and an Airx 600 spinnaker.

Bruce Cooper from Ullman Sails Newport Beach, crewed as a guest on the top boat from Acapulco YC, sailing on the on the J/120 "Dr. NO" with Eduardo Saenz and crew. "Dr. NO" sailed with 100% Ullman Sails inventory.

Whether you race or sail in San Diego, Southern California or Acapulco and Mexico, Call Ullman Sails for your sail needs today!

San Diego Yacht Club's report -here

Full Results -here-