Patience, entered by Craig Yandow and Sue Service, of Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club (SMWYC) and Women’s Sailing Association, won both races Saturday, September 25th, in the Man/Woman series, sponsored by South Bay Yacht Racing Club (SBYRC).
This event is known as “Two for the Day” and features racing by boats with a male and a female crew.
There were 12 man/woman teams at the skippers meeting who headed for the start line Saturday.
Two races were run and Take Five, with a team of Susan Turner and Werner Horn, of SBYRC; Avet, with Doug Weitz and Lauren Turner, California Yacht Club; and Run with Scissors, with Kathy St. Amant and Nigel Brownett, SMWYC, tied for seconds with six total points.
TWO’S COMPANY — Saturday, October 9th, Del Rey Yacht Club hosted “Two’s Company” with a similar cast of participants.
The Wildcat team of John Staff and daughter, of SBYRC, took first place for the day.
Take Five, with Susan Turner and Werner Horn, of SBYRC, were second in this event.
Patience, with Craig Yandow and Erin Grayson, picked up third.
GUYS & DOLLS — The following day, Sunday, October 10th, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club hosted “Guys & Dolls,” again for man/woman crews.
Patience, with Yandow and Grayson, of SMWYC, took two bullets.
Run with Scissors, with St. Amant and Brownett, of SMWYC, placed second with four points, and Avet, with Curt Johnson and Lauren Turner, of CYC, received third in a tiebreaker with Take Five, involving Susan Turner and Werner Horn, of SBYRC.
This tiebreaker was settled by 0.1 point.
TWO FOR ONE — South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club hosted the “Two for One 2004” event Saturday, October 16th.
Eight boats arrived and competed and when the races were complete Avet, with Curt Johnson and Lauren Turner, of CYC, received first place.
The Wildcat team of John Staff and daughter Phoebe, of SBYRC, placed second, and Patience, with Craig Yandow and Erin Grayson, of SMWYC, placed third.
Each yacht club awards individual trophies to their winners, one for the man and one for the woman and the trophies are all special to the recipients.
However there are perpetual trophies, which are placed in the club of the winning team for the upcoming year.
When the dust settled and the numbers had been crunched, Patience, with Craig Yandow and Erin Grayson, of SMWYC, received both the perpetual for the Spinnaker Division and the perpetual for the Martin 242 Class.
Hospitality at each of the venues was outstanding, as was the effort of four race committees and support staffs. The racers acknowledged the excellent work of these committees, which led to such a successful month of boating competition.