August 13, 2010

Schock 35 Nationals

A twenty-year veteran of the Schock 35 class won the 2010 Schock 35 Nationals, held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club August 6-8. Steve Arkle and his team in Power Play from South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club dominated the nine-boat fleet to take the win: his overall score of 12 points included no finish lower than third place. Second-place boat was ABYC's Bob Marcus in Code Blue. Defending Champion David Michaelis of ABYC in Mako was third, just ahead of Seal Beach Yacht Club's Richard Fish in Outlier. The regatta was sailed well down coast from the usual ABYC venue; the racers saw winds from five to 12 knots over the three-day, seven-race series but very even conditions across the course, with little of the usual right-side-favored conditions that Long Beach often sees. -- Full results: or .
written by Chris Ericksen