Not A Better Place

race report

Not A Better Place

Honolulu, Hi. U.S.A. The Waikiki Yacht Club ran the 40 mile medium distance race yesterday of the 2009 FujiSanke Business i Waikiki Offshore Series.  Starting off Waikiki in 7 -10 kts at 0900 the boats rounded Diamond Head buoy and beat to the Kokohead windward mark.  Winds picked up to 17 kts for the first downwind leg.  A return beat to Kokohead and then a spinnaker run that took the boats down the south shore of Oahu to a leeward mark east of the Honolulu airport.   The beat back to Waikiki was sailed in flat water and 8 – 12 kts of wind, sunny skies and 84 degrees.  “I have never seen a better place to sail” stated a visiting Japanese crew after the race.

Corrected standing for Day one: ORR and PHRF – Scott Bradley Cazan  1st, John Spadaro Boomerang 2nd, Gary Fanger Tabascco  3rd, Gil Budar Gerontius 4th.

2009 marks the sixth year of the Waikiki Offshore Series.  Sailors around the world know it is the best racing in the world – tropical trade winds, open ocean surfing, spectacular views and Hawaii’s aloha spirit.  

FujiSankei business i and the Waikiki Yacht Club sponsor the Waikiki Offshore Series.  For more information visit: http://www.waikikioffshores.com