Eighteen cruiser class boats participated in the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club (SMWYC)-hosted Barbecue Race #3 under ideal sailing conditions Sunday August 14th.

Two classes made up this group, with ten under-30-foot boats and eight in the 30-plus class.

Eight yacht clubs and sailing associations were represented and six women skippers participated.

After the course of 8.2 nautical miles was sailed, three women skippers were in the trophy circle.

The first boat to cross the finish line, on elapsed time, was Fred Young’s Schock Perfect Circle from SMWYC.

Although he finished first, when handicap calculation took place he did not receive a trophy, just applause from the assembled.

His elapsed time was 1 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds.

The final boat, Intrepid, an Erickson 25-plus, sailed by Wayne Wagner of SMWYC, finished the course at 3:14 p. m. with an elapsed course time of 1 hour, 44 minutes.

“There were several photo finishes,” said Dave Osborn.

The results were calculated and one lady skipper, Shari Landon of South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club — not SMWYC as reported last week, whoops! — took top honors in the 30-plus class.

This is the third race in this series that Shari, skippering Stu Coleman’s Beneteau 331, Reliance, has taken first place in the 30-plus class.

Second place was awarded to Ray Durand from the Venture Mac Gregor fleet, skippering his Catalina 320, Belleza.

Third place in this class went to Mark Abzug of South Bay Yacht Racing Club, sailing his Hunter 310, Sunflair.

The under-30-foot class had two lady skippers in the trophy circle.

Fourth place, sailing her Martin 242, Rouge, went to Kathy St. Amant of SMWYC.

Third place went to Christine Stark of PMYC, sailing her Cal 25, Sea Dame.

Second place was awarded to SMWYC’s Vic Smith, sailing his Catalina 27, Maine Squeeze, and first place was awarded to Jerold Sobel of Women’s Sailing Association, sailing his Cal 24, Shpritz.

The final race of this series is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th. Registration will be at SMWYC on the day of the race.

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