Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Floaters

One More Time Regatta is swept by Dennis Conner

by Andy Kopetzky on 25 Jun 2013
38th annual One More Time regatta -Cheerio 1 Andy Kopetzky
The 38th annual One More Time regatta is beign sailed in Santa Monica Bay, California where Dennis Conner leads.

In his first appearance in the annual wooden hull event, San Diego based Dennis Conner took home all the marbles with his 47 foot Sloop Splendor.

Conner was the last starter in the pursuit event that featured 13 classic wooden boats. He credited his fine showing to excellent crew work, perfect sailing conditions and ‘beginners’ luck’.

Saturday June 22nd was a sunny day on Santa Monica Bay with winds SW about 10 knots and seas 3-5 ft close in. It was a ‘chamber of commerce’ day in Southern California.

The conditions favored racing designs such as sloops and yawls and the cruising designed ketches could have used a bit more breeze.

Sally, the 1928 ten meter boat owned by C. F. Kohler came in second, and previous One More Time Regatta winner Bequia was third in class and finished fourth overall. The latter used to be singer Bob Dylan’s 41 foot custom cutter and has been restored and raced by brothers Angel and Steven Lopez for a over a decade.

Pacifica, Doug Jones’ 57 ft Sparkman and Stephens yawl came in third overall and took home first place silver in ketches and yawls.

Dick McNish, Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club Staff Commodore and creator of his namesake regatta took his 46 foot Fellows and Stewart Yawl Cheerio II to a second place finish in class. It was his first appearance in the race.

The only schooner in the event Witchcraft, was sailed by Brian Eichenlaub; he finished last and received the coveted Turtle Trophy but won his class.

The event was organized by Wooden Hull Commodores Steve Guilford, Staff Commodore Chris Frost and Del Rey Yacht Club race member Andy Kopetzky, who was PRO.

It is the second race of the wooden hulled Southern California Classic Series.

Hosting club Del Rey Yacht Club held the post race trophy presentation and BBQ and Dennis Conner was presented with a first overall prize bottle of Whalers Rum, which he gave to Kopetzky as a 16th wedding anniversary present.













Related Articles

Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
An interview with Jake Beattie about the 2016 Race to Alaska
In 2014, Jake Beattie and a few friends envisioned the Race to Alaska. Now, it’s time this wild race’s second edition. In 2014, Jake Beattie-the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, and a few friends hatched the bold idea of a human-powered race to Ketchikan, Alaska, took flight. They decided that their human-powered race would start in Port Townsend, Washington and run to Ketchikan, by way of the inside passage between Vancouver Island and British Columbia.
Posted on 14 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
Go fast girls - 49er FX sailors Paris Henken and Helena Scutt
Paris Henken and Helena Scutt will be representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which will be their first Olympiad. American’s Paris Henken (20) and Helena Scutt (23) recently won a berth to represent the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the high-performance 49er FX skiff, a goal that the team has been working on for almost three years. While this is their first Games, writing them off as Olympic newbies would require ignoring their recent results and their strong teamwork.
Posted on 13 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
Large spectator fleet heading north for boat watching season
I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase, but it is insanely apt and hilarious all at the same time, however. I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase. It is insanely apt and hilarious, all at the same time, however. Well then, boat watching season is definitely upon us once more. The whales will soon be gathering again off the coast of Queensland to observe all manner of racing and cruising craft as they head North for a Winter in the sun.
Posted on 29 Mar
Southern Spars - 100Kilwell - 4T Clewring Cruising