International Masters Regatta Features Legends of Sailing
View results of the 12 boat rotation throughout the weekend

Sailing Legends take on San Diego Bay

SAN DIEGO (October 24, 2014) – Anyone heading out to San Diego Bay this weekend is likely to witness some of sailing’s most legendary skippers show exactly why they’ve earned the reputation as the best in the business. Established in 1975 by Don Trask, the International Masters Regatta features the best master sailors from around the world and is being hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club for the third time in the regatta’s history.

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A maximum of 12 skippers are invited to compete in J/105 sailboats around a buoy course in the San Diego Bay. Sailors over the age of 60 are eligible to compete as skippers, while the remaining crew members are at least 45 years of age. Skippers and their crews will rotate through each of the J/105 boats in order to ensure that the playing field is evened and the best sailor wins.

The first day of racing saw extremely shifty winds with moderate pressure, making for drastic lead changes throughout the racing. Ultimately, it was skipper Augie Diaz who was able to best navigate the shifting breezes. Diaz finished the three races of the day with two third-place finishes and one first-place finish in order to take hold of the top spot on the scoreboard.

Gary Jobson and Donny Martin both led the scoreboards at different points during the day, but unable to predict the shifty breezes Jobson finished the day in fourth place with Martin trailing behind in fifth. Skippers Bob Fisher and Dennis Durgan filled the day’s second and third overall spots.

With the winds not filling in until 1:00pm, the Organizing Authority was only able to fit three races into the regatta’s first day of competition. Weather predictions show that Saturday and Sunday are expected to provide much more consistent winds.

Racing is expected to continue tomorrow at noon on the San Diego Bay. Spectators will be able to watch the races from the Embarcadero.

To see the complete list of competitors, view race results and stay up-to-date with the competition, visit our website at


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWeigh In & RegistrationJessop Classroom
12:00 - 3:45 PMPracticeSan Diego Bay
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMTaste of Point LomaSailwash Lawn, Front Deck
7:30 AM - 10:00 AMRegatta Breakfast AvailableMain Dining Room
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWeigh In & RegistrationJessop Classroom
10:00 AMSailors MeetingSailwash Lawn
1:00 PMRace Warning SignalSan Diego Bay
After RacingDockside SocialFront Dock
EveningDeck Dining AvailableFront Deck
7:30 AM - 10:00 AMRegatta Breakfast AvailableMain Dining Room
12:00 PMRace Warning SignalSan Diego Bay
After RacingDockside SocialFront Dock
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMRegatta Banquet - ReservationsMain Dining Room
7:30 AM - 10:00 AMRegatta Breakfast AvailableMain Dining Room
12:00 PMRace Warning SignalSan Diego Bay
After RacingAwards PartyFront Dock
Entry List

Don Trask
CREW: Dr. Joe McCoy, Debra Hong, Russ Silvestri, Chris Snow, Chris Doolittle
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Augie Diaz
CREW: Chuck Driscoll, Charlie Jenkins, Chuck Skewes, Sandy Vissman, Susan Dijkman   ...
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Chuck Nichols
CREW: Chris Busch, Andy La Dow, Al Pleskus, John Reiter, Betty Sherman     .   ...
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Bruce Munro
CREW: Mark Chandler, Annie Gardner, Paul Heineken, Chris Perkins, Eric Witte      . ...
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Dick Enersen
CREW: Jim Dorsey, Shala Lawrence, Bob Cadranell, Jennifer Dunbar, Bill Dana     ...
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Tom Ehman
CREW: Tod Clark, Marshall Harrington, Jim Nicholas, John Craig    
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Dennis Durgan
CREW: Bill Menninger, Shawn Patrick, Brad Pantoskey, John Fuller      .   ...
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Bob Fisher
CREW: Phil Lawrence, Stuart Johnstone, Brent Draney, Julia Langford          . ...
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Jon Andron
CREW: Tom Ducharme, Dave Kelly, Andy MacDonald, Peter Burton, Sean Svendsen  .   ...
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Donald Martin
CREW: Eric Jespersen, Steve White, Jim Prentice, Phillip Cragg     .     ...
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Gary Jobson
CREW: Jud Smith, Bill Campbell, Patrick Morrisey, John Dennis, Dan Aeling ...
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Jonathan Wright
CREW: Scott Vogel, Bill Trenkle, Vince Brun, John MacCausland, Peter Isler    .   ...
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