come one, come foilers
Holding true to "Everyone’s Invited" the organizers of the 2010 Border Run are now have two Hobie Trifoilers have entered the April 24th 2010 race to try to break the 69-mile short course record of 6 hours 7 minutes and 36 seconds set by Randy Reynolds in his R33 catamaran, Co-founder of the event Bob Long, had this to say about the entries:
“I have friends racing their Catalina 30’s, multihulls and sleds and now I can say ‘Hydrofoils!’ – I am excited at the response from sailors of all kinds that want to be part of this race.” Even the world famous Anarchy will be racing.
Jamey Wagner of Santa Barbara and Dan Ketterman from Oceanside, co-designer of the Hobie TriFoiler with his brother Greg will be sailing the foiler. Conditions? "I pray for a minimum of 10 mph at the start, which for a 70 mile course as the crow flies, it will take only 3.5 hours to finish. I know that I can do two times wind speed in this range, so I can theoretically go 20 mph. The wind angle also makes a big difference, a true wind from the West will create a beam reach, however this boat creates so much apparent wind, it is very similar to an iceboat, I will have the sheets in completely tight as if beating to weather.”
Beginning on Saturday, April 24th, 2010, the second annual Border Run run by South Shore Yacht Club will start from Newport Beach, to the Coronado Islands and finish in San Diego to party at the Kona Kai Resort that is set on San Diego Bay at the tip of Shelter Island.
For first timers and smaller boats a short course option allows a more direct route to San Diego. To help novice and seasoned sailors alike, a race tactic and safety seminar for all upcoming southbound races will be held on March 31 at SSYC at 7pm. For more information click here or call 800-366-8584.