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2014 Bishop Rock Race

Ullman sails takes top honors

Tue, 2nd Sep 2014
By Chuck Skewes

2014 Bishop Rock Race Ullman sails takes top honors
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The 2014 Bishop Rock Yacht Race hosted by San Diego Yacht Club was billed as the "Dare to Take the Challenge" race.  The fleet sails from Two Harbors around Santa Barbara Island continuing around Bishop Rock at Cortez Bank, the place made famous by big wave surfers, then returns to San Diego.  The race totals around 200 miles with big wind and large waves.

 

This year’s race was not a letdown.  Winds in excess of 23 knots and very large swells it made for an exciting race. This year a multi hull was allowed to race in the Turbo Fleet joined by a high performance 65' monohull "Bad Pak".   


The 2014 Bishop Rock Yacht Race hosted by San Diego Yacht Club was billed as the "Dare to Take the Challenge" race.  The fleet sails from Two Harbors around Santa Barbara Island continuing around Bishop Rock at Cortez Bank, the place made famous by big wave surfers, then returns to San Diego.  The race totals around 200 miles with big wind and large waves.

 

This year’s race was not a letdown.  Winds in excess of 23 knots and very large swells it made for an exciting race. This year a multi hull was allowed to race in the Turbo Fleet joined by a high performance 65' monohull "Bad Pak". 

 

The larger boats like Bad Pak, Mighty Merlot, and Second Wind a Swan 651 took early leads and with the rough conditions thrived through the night.  After the fleet was subject to the big winds and large swell they had to battle light air as they approached San Diego Bay.  This gave the crews a wide range of conditions to conquer.

 

In the end it was the Multi Hull "Mighty Merlot" taking line honors and setting a new course record of less than 12 hours.  When the scores were final the Swan 651 Second Wind powered by Ullman Sails and owned by John Chamberlin and Dean Fargo came out on top of all the monohull boats by over 2 hours winning class and overall.  The overall winner of the multihull division was "Mighty Merlot".

 

Both boats will be added to the Port Captains Trophy displayed at San Diego Yacht Club.

 

Creative the J105 powered by Ullman Sails and owned by Ed Sanford won Division 2, making Ullman Sails customers top in 2 of 3 classes.



This article was posted on Tue, 2nd Sep 2014