Over three races, sixteen Knarrs and seven Etchells vied for positions on a windward-leeward course. Race 1 saw a mild southwest wind blowing 10-12mph. Race 2 and 3 noted a south-southwest shift. By race 3 it took ample tacking on the north side of the course near to reach the windward mark in 18mph conditions and gusts to 20mph and higher.
For the Etchells fleet, close competition pitted Don Jesberg on “Viva” against Blaine Pedlow on “Imp.” Jesberg earned the trophy with a 1 point spread. For the Knarrs fleet of 17 boats, ample hollering was heard at the start and round the marks. Jon Perkin’s “USA 125” and Chris and Phil Perkin’s “Three Boys and a Girl” finished the day on the water with a tie. Yes, that’s a family of racers in tight competition--the tie-breaker was awarded to “USA 125.”
Awards were handed out by Jeff Moseley. Hosted by TYC since 2002, this regatta commemorates Jeff Moseley’s grandfather, T.I. (Tim) Moseley. Moseley was a yachtsman who owned and campaigned a Sparkman Stephens 63 called the “Orient.” In the sixties the boat was dominant on the San Francisco Bay and in races to Mexico and Hawaii, including the Trans Pac. Moseley, sailing aside Tom Blackhallar, Bruce Easom and others, campaigned and won numerous races and regattas. Of note, Moseley invented the two-speed winch; the proper product name is the Barient winch. He was also instrumental in starting the Tiburon Yacht Club.
For 2015 this regatta is one of the qualifying events for the 2016 International Knarr Championship (IKC) which will be held in San Francisco.