Last weekend USA 76 and her crew raced in the Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta, the midwinter series hosted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club. This was the 4th race of the midwinter series. Our crew was made up of yacht club members, annual crew pass holders and a handful of fresh faces. It was a special treat for all to sail with America’s Cup sailor and owner of USA 76, Brad Webb. We looked the part, in our red CREW t-shirts as we stepped aboard in preparation for the day’s race. The morning was relatively calm as we patiently waited for more consistent wind to fill in from under the Golden Gate. After a brief postponement, the wind had filled in nicely to about 12 knots and the race was off to a start. The course was called for three laps around the marks.
After spending 1 hour, 54 minutes and 27 seconds on the course we crossed the finish line, celebrating a job well done. It was certainly a team effort that had all our crew hoisting sails, grinding the pedestals, taking the helm and cheering each other on as we executed maneuver after maneuver.
Everyone walked away with huge smiles and great memories of a beautiful day spent on the water working together as a team to race the only America’s Cup yacht here on the Bay. We are looking forward to the next and final race of the series, on March 1st.
Posted: February 5, 2014 @ 3:12 pm