For the first time, both USA 76 and TOMCAT raced side by side in race 1 of the GGYC Midwinters. The 44th Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta is first Saturday of every month from November 2014 to March 2015 hosted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club. It was a strong opening to the series last weekend, with 65 registered boats. A steady 10-15 knot breeze on the tail end of a rain storm the night before provided ideal conditions to keep a fast pace around the course.
It was a memorable moment for us as both USA 76 and TOMCAT crossed the start line together, taking off towards the first mark. We were a close match for each other for TOMCAT is faster, but USA 76 can point much higher. Our guests aboard both boats were placed into racing positions, playing an integral roll in getting us around the course. Although we did not end up winning, it was still gratifying to have TOMCAT and USA 76 be the first two yachts to cross the finish line.
Posted: November 5, 2014 @ 3:50 pm