Long Beach Race Week: 24 June 2011
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week
Long Beach and Alamitos Bay Yacht Clubs
June 24-26, 2011
An unfamiliar Long Beach day opens Ullman LBRW
LONG BEACH, Calif.
It was Long Beach, home of the notorious summer sea breeze
that roars down the San Pedro Channel like an express train.
So what was with the wimpy 6-7 knots that greeted 150 boats
in 15 classes for the first day of competition in Ullman Sails
Long Beach Race Week?
Deneen Demourkas didn't remember it that way, Michael
Johnson towed his J/24 down from Seattle expecting
something more than the wimpy 6-7 knots he saw Friday, and
Jeff Janov didn't want to talk about it.
Nevertheless, all three led their classes after the first two of
seven races to be run over the weekend---Demourkas, with
third and first places, shared first place in Farr 30s while Johnson
of Seattle and Janov of Marina del Rey led the J/24
and Farr 40 fleets, respectively.