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2018 ISCYRA District 5 Blue Star Championship
Santa Barbara Yacht Club
A solid fleet of 10 entrants made their way to Santa Barbara for the 2018 Lipton Trophy; this season’s District 5 Championships/Blue Star. They were richly rewarded with blue skies, balmy temperatures, and 9-15 knots of perfect star sailing conditions. If you didn’t come you really missed several great days of sailing!
Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise left no doubt as to who deserved this championship tallying five bullets and a third for the series allowing them to skip the seventh and final race. Correspondingly Jim Buckingham and Craig Moss were clearly the class of the rest of the fleet earning a solid second place for the regatta. Andy MacDonald with Arthur Anosov as crew were third and Doug Smith and Brian O’Mahony were fourth. Nick Madigan and David Wood rounded out the top five.
A special thank you to Brad Schaupeter’s’ team of SBYC volunteers and staff who made us feel very welcome! Tasty hors d’oeuvres and cold Pacificos were the post-race rage. Everyone remarked on the fine hospitality; in fact much of the fleet made some new friends in the marina as housing aboard SBYC member’s yachts was widespread.
Next year this event will find its way back to its traditional August date. Make plans now to enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara during Festival Week!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the King of Spain and North American Championship next month at California Yacht Club. Sign up NOW!!