The Champagne Series came to a close this past weekend after three weekends of hotly contested racing in six classes under strong winds.
Going into the final race in the PHRF (Pacific Handicap Racing Fleet) A class, Zoltan Katinszky from King Harbor sailing White Knight held on to claim victory over Al Berg in Ghost II by a narrow margin. Katinszky finished in first, second and third in Saturday’s three races while Berg got two seconds and a third.
In the Schock 35 division it was raining bullets for Jeff Janov in Ripple, who aced all three races while Fred Young was chomping on his heels throughout the day. In the first race, Young finished one second behind and in the second just seven seconds away.
Larry Travis on Athena won in the J-80 class over the ever-dominant Kurt Johnson sailing Avet, scoring two firsts and a second. Travis and his crew handled the fickle, yet strong conditions of the series in solid form, sailing consistently throughout.
Hitchhiker sat atop the leader board of the PHRF B class once again; Madison won in the Star class and Velerito was first in the ultra-competitive Martin 242 fleet.