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A bit late with this report, but how cool to see the mighty A4 on top again.  That’s it above, now Andiamo,  getting the Code 0 going in what appears to be perfect FT 10 weather. – ed.

On January 2nd, Del Rey Yacht Club’s William Berger & William Stein Malibu and Return Race was run as part of a new Single/Double Handed Winter Series. Despite the Covid configuration, we still managed 36 entries! 

As State and County guidelines changed in February, we removed the “living under the same roof” rule for the 13nm Topanga Race, held February 6th and we ended up with 53 entries, included Stars, Marie Rogers’ (CYC) beautiful N/M 55 “Marie” (Retro Boat, Ed.?) and Doug & Jack Jorgenson’s (LAYC) J/111 Picosa. 

 First overall in PHRF was John McEntire’s (DRYC) “Andiamo”, ex  A4 (FT 10), maybe the Ed sold it too soon! So you can run “safe and sane” races!

$5.00 gets you entry into the 21nm Santa Monica Bay (Squirrel Bank) Race held March 6th , the last in this 3 race series. As DRYC’s Guest Docks are closed, any out of the area boat races for free (as did Picosa for Race #2) and can stay at the Los Angeles County guest docks.

May 1st, we hope to run our first “fully crewed” race of the season. The William Berger & William Stein Series Pt. Dume Race, is a challenging 32nm RLC race, with typically strong winds for the leeward leg back to the MDR.  

Races 4 and 5, The Cat Harbor Layover and Eagle Rock to Marina del Rey races follow on June 12th and 13th. This is a great race with 45-50 entries and a huge BBQ party at our facility in Cat Harbor. Usually, about 50 of us hike over to Doug’s Reef, before stumbling back in the dark and hitting the sack. Photo thanks to Lisa Bronitt.

Rick Ruskin
DRYC Sail Committee Chairman