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Campbell Cup day 2 - As the going gets rough Dark Star pulls it out

'Campbell Cup 2011 day 2'    Rich Roberts ©

Just when it seemed the door was closing, Jeff Janov squeezed Dark Star through the crack in winds to 18 knots Sunday to claim another Farr 40 victory in the city that calls itself the Aquatic Capital of America.

Following a dominating win in the Farr 40 North American Championship five months earlier, this time it was the third annual Campbell Cup, hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club, but it couldn't have been closer. Janov, from California YC, and his crew came from behind to nip Dirk Freeland's Skian Dhu from Alamitos Bay YC on a tiebreaker.

The difference was Dark Star's three-length lead over Skian Dhu for second place in the final race, which was won by Ray Godwin's Temptress. Just behind was the match race for second place that Dark Star won by there boat lengths. That left both boats with 10 points, but Dark Star's two first places to Skian Dhu's one in the five races was the edge.

'It was really fun,' Janov said, 'some of the tightest racing we've done all year. The competition was amazing.'

The other class winners were Ed McDowell's Santa Cruz 70, Grand Illusion, in the West Coast 70s and Manouch Moshayedi's supercharged Rio in a sweep of the i52s.

Rio, from Southwestern YC, just plain overpowered the other three i52s, two of which ultimately dropped out of the running as the windward-leeward course on the open ocean became a wet version of an off-road track.

Leaving the harbor, the boats were greeted by whitecaps that weren't seen Saturday and, as the solid southwest sea breeze built over the 1.75-nautical mile, three-times-around course, the boats and their crews were pounded with a steep, deep chop that dumped one crew member into the drink.

That was Jim McCloud, the young bowman on Peter Tong's WC 70 OEX, who slipped overboard as the boat left the leeward gate.

'No problem,' Tong said later. 'He just stepped somewhere that didn't have a bottom to it.'

OEX circled to collect McCloud, who was in the water about two minutes.

Bill McClure's Pyewacket, one of several that the late Roy E. Disney raced, found its legs among the WC70s in the tough conditions, logging two second places after a 4-5-4 string on Day 1.

'It was a fabulous two days,' McClure said.

Grand Illusion slipped from a 2-1-1 Saturday to a 4-4 Sunday but actually stretched its overall lead from two points to a final three as other contenders struggled. McDowell turned the helm of the 25-year-old Santa Cruz 70 over to longtime crew member Patrick O'Brien 'five or six years ago,' he said, but he still rides along for the fun.

Accepting his award, he took the microphone to pay tribute to the event's namesake, the late Mike Campbell, an LBYC member who died in 2008.

'Mike Campbell was a fierce competitor,' McDowell said, 'and he was the one who saved our West Coast 70s and started this regatta. We all owe him a lot.'

The event was sponsored by North Sails, the world leader in sailmaking, and SeaTek Yachting Inc., your No. 1 Los Angeles shop for all your yachting solutions.

Fleet winners
West Coast 70s (7 boats; ORR handicap)
Grand Illusion (Santa Cruz 70), Ed McDowell. King Harbor YC, 2-1-1-4-4, 12 points.

Farr 40s (8)
Dark Star, Jeff Janov, California YC, 1-3-3-1-2, 10 points (won tiebreaker over Skian Dhu), Dirk Freeland, Alamitos Bay YC, 2-1-2-2-3, 10.

i52s (4; IRC handicap)
Rio, Manouch Moshayedi, Shoreline YC, 1-1-1-1-1, 5.

Full Results

White Knight has a problem - Campbell Cup 2011 -  Rich Roberts?nid=89695 ©  

Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio
swept all 5 races in the i52s
- Campbell Cup 2011 -  Rich Roberts?nid=89695 ©  

WC70s battle in close quarters off the start line - Campbell Cup 2011 -  Rich Roberts?nid=89695 ©  

The i52 Bud stretches its spinnaker to the finish line - Campbell Cup 2011 -  Rich Roberts?nid=89695 ©  

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