Day 1 Report
Sailing Anarchy mantra is ‘where the status quo blows’,
which was very fitting for day one of the 30th anniversary Santana
20 Class Championships otherwise known as Santanarama ’08.
39 boats were on the line for race one, held in light to medium winds.
The ‘status quo’ would have seen pre-regatta favorites Bruce
Golison, Eric Kownacki and Chris Winnard (your scribe A.K.A Snapper)
duking it out up front but at the first mark they were nowhere to be
seen! In fact all three were buried on the wrong side of the course
and ended up lucky to get 15, 16 and 17! The race was won by the Sacramento
team aboard ‘Fusion’ with locals Ron Fish and two time champ
Paul Stephens rounding out the top three.