Seventeen J/105s competed in the 2010 Sarcoma Cup on August 28th and 29, sponsored by the Berkeley Yacht Club. The fleet raced five races on a windward / leeward racecourse on Southampton Shoal. Saturday’s conditions were gusty and shifty with breeze for most of the day in the 12 to 22 knot range. An uncharacteristically windy Friday night left the Bay with a big chop despite a building flood throughout the race day. Sunday was a bit more settled with flatter water, smaller shifts and somewhat higher velocity. While the J/105 fleet doesn’t often participate in Berkeley Yacht Club events, the BYC race committee did an excellent job with somewhat difficult conditions, providing a relatively square line, even gates and well-laid course.
Adam Spiegel’s crew on Jam Session sailed the most consistent regatta, with all top-three finishes, including two bullets, for a total of 9 points. Bruce Stone’s gang on Arbitrage was close behind, scoring a total of 14 points. Rounding out the top five were Phil Laby and Rich Pipkin’s Racer X (19 points), Scooter Simmon’s Blackhawk (22 points) and John Horsch’s Business Time (30 points).