California Yacht Club (CYC) hosted a one-day Spring Keelboat Regatta for PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) and One Design Classes Saturday, April 2nd.

Winds were light to moderate and seas were calm as 24 boats assembled for this annual Spring Keelboat Regatta.

One entry came from the Ventura Yacht Club.

In past years, this has been a two-day event. However, at the request of many participants, California Yacht Club redesigned the regatta to be a one-day event with four races, for each of four classes.

Martin 242s turned out in numbers, ten to be exact.

PHRF A and B each had five entries and PHRF C was comprised of four boats, three J 24s and one Luders 16.

At the start, winds were in the five-to-six-knot range for the first two races.

For the third race, the breeze began to fill in and in the fourth race 12 knots helped finish all boats by 4:30 p.m.

Tom O’Conor, CYC race committee chair, was the principal race officer and was supported by eight committee members on the race committee boat, Owen Churchill, and a mark set boat with a crew of two.

After great competition among the classes and excellent work of the race committee boat, the fourth race was completed and the participants headed for the channel entrance and their slips, to reconvene at California Yacht Club.

Following a fabulous day on the water, as the skippers and crews assembled at the club for hospitality, spirited conversation and trophies, the event was unanimously described as a total success.

Trophies of pewter Paul Revere Bowls were presented, with three awarded to the Martin 242 class, two each in PHRF A and B and one in PHRF C.

In PHRF A, first place was awarded to the winning family, the Mahaffeys, aboard a Mumm 30, Cuvee Caliente from CYC.

PHRF B first place recipient was Curt Johnson, another CYC member, sailing his J-80, Avet.

PHRF C winner, Avery Stewart, skipper of the J-24 Iron Will, shared with the group that he came to the regatta from his home harbor and yacht club, Ventura Yacht Club, specifically to compete against Susan Taylor, who has been extremely successful in her J-24.

Martin 242 first place was awarded to Lucky Jack skipper Larry Travis from CYC.

Complete results can be found at the CYC Web site,