Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90

2019 San Diego Yacht Club Hot Rum Series

by J-Boats 13 Dec 2019 22:38 PST
2019 Hot Rum Series © San Diego Yacht Club

Sadly, the third and final race of the 2019 San Diego Yacht Club Hot Rum Series could not be sailed due to a substantial lack of wind... the expected sea breeze that often develops from the WNW never fully materialized to launch the fleet of 125+ boats across the starting line with any hope of getting them all back in by sunset. As a result, the series standings from the previous two races stood as this year's overall results.

In the huge twenty-eight boat PHRF 1 Class of "gold platers", three J/crews all finished next to one another. Standing Fleming's J/125 Timeshaver took 5th place, while Rudy Hasl's J/145 Palaemon took sixth position and Robert Pace's J/145 Andiamo 2 took seventh.

The twenty-one boat PHRF 2 Class saw John Laun's J/120 Caper win their last race to leap into fourth place for the series.

The usual suspects in the large twenty-eight boat PHRF 4 Class saw J/105s predominate. Leading the class was Dennis Case's J/105 J-OK, followed by Tom Garrett's youth team on the J/70 Sloop John B in second place, followed by Jeff Brown's J/105 Sweet Karen in 5th place, Steve & Lucy Howell's J/105 Blink in 7th, Chuck Bowers's J/29 Rhumb Runner in 8th, and George Scheel's J/105 Sun Puffin rounding out the top ten.

The thirty-one boat PHRF 5 Class saw Tim Lynch's J/30 Ruffian sail consistently to take fourth place. More San Diego YC Hot Rum Series sailing information here.

Related Articles

Puerto Vallarta Race at San Diego Yacht Club
One of the lighter races on record Traditionally, the 1,020.0nm race from San Diego, CA to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been blessed with at least 4-5 days of amazing downwind sleigh-rides offshore of the famous Baja Peninsula, with breezes often in 15-20 kts range from northerly quadrants. Posted on 20 Mar
Breault leading California Dreamin J/22 Match Race
A three-stop regatta designed to provide more opportunities for West Coast match racers San Diego Yacht Club and Long Beach Yacht Club have again joined forces with St Francis Yacht Club to continue another year of the popular California Dreamin' Series. Posted on 14 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race day 7
Sizzle leads ORR overall into final leg from Cabo to Puerto Vallarta The standings start to come into focus once the boats turn the corner and begin the final leg of the race from Cabo to the finish. There are different ways to look at handicap rated standings on a course like PV. Posted on 11 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race day 6
Catch of the day by Pyewacket 70 In years past, PV Race Committee has typically been coordinating customs clearances and interviewing the first few finishers by Tuesday evening in the race timeline. Posted on 11 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race day 5
Lighter air tightens competition on the course In any handicap race, time is the measure of performance. An hour is a huge chunk of performance. So keeping track of 'race time' is important. One unique challenge for the 2020 PV Race is the time change that occurred in the US Sunday morning. Posted on 10 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race day 3
21 of 29 boats have spent at least one night on the course On Day 3 of San Diego Yacht Club's 2020 Puerto Vallarta Race, 21 of 29 boats had spent at least one night on the course. As of 0600 Saturday, Class 6 boats from Thursday start had come to the vicinity of Cedros Island which is 275 miles down the course. Posted on 8 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race day 2
Bill Hardesty's Hobie 33 Sizzle led the pack Day two of San Diego Yacht Club's 35th Puerto Vallarta Race started with a review of the race tracker to check on the progress of the Class 6 boats who started on Thursday. Posted on 7 Mar
2020 Puerto Vallarta Race kicks off
Twenty-nine boats are competing in six classes in this edition San Diego Yacht Club has been hosting the Puerto Vallarta Race to the Mexican mainland since 1953, making this year the 35th running of this west coast classic. Posted on 6 Mar
J/crews sweep class in the Islands Race
2020 Islands Race was the second fastest on record for the 108.0nm race track The 2020 edition of the Islands Race was the second fastest on record for the 108.0nm race track that starts from Long Beach, California and sends the fleet around offshore landmarks Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Islands Posted on 29 Feb
Offshore racing season starts with Islands Race
11th annual running on February 21-22, 2020 San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Islands Race is making its way to the starting line on February 21-22, 2020. Returning to the sea for its 11th annual running, this signature event is expecting over 25 boats to race from Long Beach. Posted on 23 Jan
ETNZShop-TEAMSHOP-728x90 HR BottomZhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERRS Sailing 2019 - Footer