A Winning Weekend

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Every year 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.

Central Bay, North Bay, South Bay - Pineapple Powered boats led everywhere.


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