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2010 Long Beach to Cabo Race

The Fall Cabo Race

Mon, 15th Nov 2010
By Chuck Skewes

2010 Long Beach to Cabo Race The Fall Cabo Race
Alchemy off the start of Cabo Race

The Long Beach to Cabo Race hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club in Southern California had a light turn out but all the boats were in the same class and all except one were over 68 feet.  The Fall Cabo race as it is dubbed has shown over the last two running that it is a fast fun race.  This year was no exception.

 

The boats started in 10 to 12 knots of wind and never really say any less all the way to Cabo San Lucas.  Two boats rated the same in PHRF and in ORR, Alchemy and Holua.  Holua is a Santa Cruz 70 and Alchemy is an Andrews 70.  Both boats compete on a regular basis and both boats have had great success over the last few years.
As the fleet sailed down the course all the boats had to deal with kelp and winds not following the modeled predictions.  At the 400 mile point Holua and Alchemy had a near collision in the middle of the night.  Shortly afterwards Alchemy came within a few feet of a whale actually getting the crew on deck wet from the tail splashing. Just before daylight of the same night there was a near miss between Alchemy and Vincitore.  This is all at 400 miles down the course.  
Alchemy and Holua traded leads several times over the 3 and half day trip with Alchemy nudging out Holua by just over 4 minutes across the line.
Akela the R/P 77 took line honors and First place followed by Alchemy and Holua.  Alchemy carried 100% Ullman Sails and Holua carried Ullman Spinnakers.  I do not think you have seen the last of this rivalry with both boats looking towards the Tranpac 2011.  We will keep you updated here at UllmanSailsSanDiego.com and UllmanSailsSeattle.com

 

 


This article was posted on Mon, 15th Nov 2010