A4 sails into top place competing in Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race

The race brought in 78 sailboats representing 25 yacht clubs as they sped through an 81-nautical-mile course around Ana Capa Island.

REDONDO BEACH—Santa Barbara and King Harbor Yacht Clubs hosted the 47th annual Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race over the weekend of July 26 to 27. David Team, representing Newport Harbor Yacht Club, sailed Vesper, a Transpace 52, was the lead to finish with the lowest time elapsed, though A4, a Flying Tiger 10 m, was the overall winner.

A total of 78 sailboats from 25 yacht clubs raced the 81-nautical-mile course as the fleets wrapped around Ana Capa Island. The participants were grouped into 11 fleets based on similar performance. Fleets include the cruising and multihull categories, and the fastest fleet was comprised of a few 50-foot boats and one 100-foot yacht.

Team sailed to the finish line just after 7 p.m. on Friday evening, while the last boat timed in a little after 10 a.m. on the following morning.

While Team was the first to finish, San Diego Yacht Club skipper Scot Tempesta championed A4, which was the overall winner with the lowest corrected time.

Other winners  of the perpetual trophies, included DistraXion (first PHRF A); Ruby d’eau (first PHRF B); Sonrisa (first PHRF C); Redline (first PHRF D); It’s OK (first ULDB A); and Warrior (first ULDB B).

Competitors celebrated their victories afterwards with multiple social hours at the host clubs. Santa Barbara Yacht Club held a cocktail party and BBQ, while King Harbor Yacht Club held the awards party and traditional shrimp feed.

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