SAN DIEGO — Under brilliant sunshine on San Diego Bay, 12 schooners raced on the water during the 28th running of America’s Schooner Cup held at Silver Gate Yacht Club on April 2.
The race raised close to $30,000 to benefit the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.
This was Maid of Kent’s 25th entry in the event. Owner, Jerry Newton, out with an injury and unable to drive, passed the baton to Paul Mitchell. Mitchell returned the favor by winning his class and second overall on elapsed time
Troy Sears, owner and captain of the 94-foot America, drew 45 passengers aboard for a leisurely sail and lunch, and glided to a first place finish in Class A.
More information about the event can be found at americasschoonercup.com.