Tragedy struck when a twenty-year old man was hit by lightning at nearby Venice Beach and could not be revived. Witnesses said the fatal strike occurred less than two hundred yards from the Del Rey Y.C. race committee boat as it was towing kids back to Marina Del Rey. Fortunately all participating boats, support boats and kids returned without injury.
Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Sean Segerblom and Briggs D'Eliscu rattled off four bullets for a total of 23 points for the series win.
Del Rey Yacht Club's Chris Weis and Dot Obel were second with three firsts, including a first place in the last (tenth) race and a total of 37 points.
Newport Harbor and Del Rey Yacht Clubs' racers came in third and fourth, respectively, with Campbell D'Eliscu and Megan Roach coming in third and Roberto Stevens and Annika Garrett taking fourth.