Host Alli Bell speaks with Nevin Snow about his extensive, successful sailing resume including two-time College Sailor of the Year winner, four-time All American Skipper, 2016 Match Racing Champion and 2017 49er North American Championships. Nevin is currently campaigning his 49er to the 2020 Olympics in Toyko.
This week in news, Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High School dominated the PCISA Girls Invitational. Dave Perry and his home-town San Diego crew won the 2018 International Masters Regatta.
San Diego Yacht Club invites you to join us for the 2018 Hot Rum Series, fun and family-friendly races with tradition dating back over 60 years. The Hot Rum races are open to all types of sailors from expert to novice racers, in a wide variety of boats from cruisers to sleds that are a minimum of 20 feet long with a PHRF rating under 229. See the Notice of Race for details and register online.
This weekend’s impressive fleet of determined sailors came to the 2018 International Masters Regatta ready to race. Five time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry came to race too, but like a true Master, his preparation began the moment he received his invitation. Perry started the regatta off strong and in the lead on Day One. Finishing the day in a tie with Tad Lacey, Perry’s win in Series Race 3 was the tiebreaker that put him in first place and set the bar for the rest of the weekend. Come Day Two, Perry never let the momentum die. Numerous sailors jumped the gun and were forced to restart while Perry’s seasoned skillset and stacked San Diego crew got off the line clean and kept Perry at the top of the score sheet.
There’s an old adage in sailing: If you’re not over early every once in a while, you’re not pushing hard enough. Day Two of the International Masters Regatta was full of action, particularly at the start line. A handful of boats jumped the gun and were penalized with OCSs. At this point in the regatta, the Masters are looking to put points on their competitors by getting a good start and an early lead. But, this strategy took a toll on second place sailor, Tad Lacey.