December 9, 2013

Ullman Sails Presents: Weekend Update with Erik Shampain & Keith Magnussen

Ullman Sails Presents:
Weekend Update with Erik Shampain & Keith Magnussen

Well folks it was a weekend of varied conditions across Southern California. In San Diego, the third and final Hot Rum Series race was being held. It started in partly cloudy conditions with a brisk 12-15 knots of wind. The wind slowly built through the day as a cloud stormed across the course bringing a downpour along with 20 knots of wind and a 25 degree right shift causing the fleet to douse their spinnakers on the final leg back to the finish line. Casualties on the day included one boat hitting a Navy Pier, a missing finger, and many torn spinnakers. Rumor has it also, that many boats enjoyed a shrimp dinner later that evening.
Kudos go out to the following top placing Ullman Sails powered Boats in the Overall Hot Rum Series:
Class 1- 2nd place, Margarittaville, Andrews 52
Class 2 - 1st place, Nihui, FT10, and 2nd place, Abacus, also a FT10
Class 3 – 1st place, Wings, J-105 and 2nd place, Still Crazy, Hobie 33
Class 4 – 1st place, J-70 sailed by Jeff Brown, and 2nd place, Maiden, Ericson MKIII
Class 5 – 1st place, Carolina, J-24 and 2nd place, Uno, Peterson 34.

Working our way North, our friends in Dana Point were met with nearly 30 knots of wind and big shifts amongst the random rain squalls at DPYC’s Year End Regatta. Ullman Sails mostly prevailed with 1st through 3rd in PHRF A. It was foreseeable as 100% of PHRF A had Ullman Sails. The great news is that Doug Hosford’s J-24, Super Strings won PHRF C using a new prototype jib.

Just a little further North, Balboa Yacht Club’s Sunkist Series was being held. Through the day the wind direction saw every compass point but never topped 6 knots. Challenging was a verb heard often that day. But once again, Some Ullman Sails powered boats had a good day. Rumor has it, there would have been more finishers if certain people had read certain sailing intructions.
PHRF A – 2nd place, Amante, Choate 48 and 3rd place, Tango, J-133
PHRF B – 2nd place Marisal, J-124, and 3rd place, Cirrus, also a J-124
PHRF C – 1st place Bersek, Schock 35, and 2nd place Legacy, J-105
PHRF D – 2nd place Campaign II, C&C34, and 3rd place, Little Crazy, Wylie Wabbit.

Up in Long Beach, Seal Beach Yacht Club was hosting the Sunday Sailors Regatta. Winds were light and variable. When asked the wind direction, one competitor replied “Up”. The Farr 40, Temptress hung in for a 2nd place in PHRF A1.

And farthest North in Santa Barbara was the Holiday Regatta. Two days of wild conditions. Wet and wild were Saturdays conditions and on the other extreme was Sundays light and variable winds. Ullman Sails was well represented in the One Design classes with top three places in the Harbor 20, J-105, and J-70 classes.
Harbor 20- 1st Firefly, 2nd Pleone, 3rd Cardremmian
J-105-1st Escapade, 2nd Repeat Offender, 3rd Armida
J-70- 1st Diversion. 2nd Eclipse, 3rd Smoke and Mirrors.

Please Contact Erik Shampain @ Ullman Sails for more information! / 714-432-1860

One Design Coordinator