LONG BEACH — Steve Natvig of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club won the 2016 World Sailing Grade 3 California Dreamin’ Series match racing series March 13 at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, finishing second to Long Beach Yacht Club’s Shane Young. Young lost only one race through the weekend in the sometimes challenging conditions of San Francisco Bay.
Natvig dominated this year’s three-venue series posting a win at San Diego Yacht Club in January and another win at Long Beach Yacht in February giving him a lead in the series that was difficult to beat.
The principal prize for winning the series is an invitation to compete in the 2016 World Sailing Grade 2 Ficker Cup match race being held at Long Beach YC, April 1-3. This will be Natvig’s first appearance in that regatta.
The Ficker Cup is a qualifier for the 2016 World Match Racing Tour, World Sailing Grade 1 Congressional Cup, April 5-10. The top two finishers in the Ficker Cup will get an invitation to compete in the Congressional Cup.
2016 California Dreamin’ Series Results
1. Steven Natvig, CBYC
2. Shane Young, LBYC
3. Nicole Breault, St. Francis YC
4. Alex Jacobs, SDYC
5. Wendy Corzine, LBYC
6. Andrew Meade, Waikiki YC
7. Will Durant, LBYC
8. Nolan Van Dine, St.FYC
9. Dave Hood, LBYC