Ad for Nov 2004
on a Saturday in October the winners of the various Yacht Racing
Association One Design fleets face off in a 3-race regatta
to decide the Champion of Champions. This year's races were
held on the City Front in shifty and variable winds, a heavy
flood tide and overcast skies.
Michael Andrews' Santana 22,
Bonito, won all three races, often passing longer boats to
beat them boat for boat.
The next day Michael joined fellow
Santana owner, Pat Broderick, for the "2" part of
the Vallejo 1-2. Raced single-handed from San Francisco Bay
to Vallejo on the Napa River on Saturday and double-handed
back again on Sunday, Pat's Santana, Elaine, placed first in
a fleet of over 50 boats.
And Oakland Yacht Club's Wallace
Cup, held on the same Saturday, was won by John Clauser and
Bobbi Tosse's 40-foot Farr 1-tonner, Bodacious.
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