We all should have known that Chip’s Birthday was going to be a wet and wild evening. Ebb tide and wind gusting over 25 knots made for a fun and fast evening. As the night went on the wind stayed up but trended slightly south. This meant that the square start in race one turned pin favored for race two and three. Race two saw about four people risking it on port tack then race three closer to ten. The risk payed off for Joey Pasquali (2,1,1) taking the port start gamble race two and three and therefore the night followed by Johnny Heineken (1,2,5) and Stefaans Viljoen (4,3,4) taking the bronze for the evening. Daniela (5,4,3) closed the night out 4th keeping the pressure on as she steadily found more speed as the night went on. Nico Landauer (3,10,2) rounded out the top 5, showing that guys form San Diego can put a few good races together in high wind.
Photos: Billy Ackerman
Schedule: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7 & 21, 2017
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