In a battle of the new boats, Morning Glory took the win at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta after training against sister ship Pyewacket for days.
The regatta saw the range of Caribbean conditions with heavy breeze to start the three-day event, slowing down to 15 to 18 knots with the occasional gust for the last day of racing.
Hasso Plattner’s Morning Glory, a MaxZ86, topped Roger Sturgeon’s new Rosebud, a Reichel/Pugh Transpac 52, and Roy Disney’s new Pyewacket. In the Spinnaker 2 class with straight bullets, Starr Trail, owned by Robert Mulderigg, beat the Dutch Sailing Team on a Formula One Sailing boat and White Wings, Donald Tofias’ classic yacht.
San Diego NOOD
names 16 class winners
The San Diego National Offshore One Design gave California sailors on 147 boats a tough venue for bragging rights at the San Diego Yacht Club.
A host of local sailors defended their Pacific home waters, taking victories in 16 classes. Local winners included two husband and wife teams from Southern California: Julie and Gary Mitchell of San Diego in the J/24 class, and David and Amanda Hammett of Anaheim in the J/80 class.
Other victorious teams from San Diego included Bill Jenkins and Dan Merino who took honors in the 505 class. Mike Honeysett of San Diego won the Beneteau 40.7 class.