The San Diego Yacht Club’s International Masters Regatta began Friday as 11 seasoned skippers over the age of 60 competed, with Andy Roy emerging with the lead.
Tad Lacey followed, with Gary Jobson in third.
Roy remained consistent and never finished below fifth place. He finished the fourth and final race Friday in first.
“We were over early in the first race which wasn’t a great way to start, but we made a pretty good comeback towards the end,” Roy said.
Roy and Lacey often found themselves neck and neck. In the second race, the two boats went head to head on their approach to the first weather mark. In the third race, Lacey finished only a foot or two ahead of Roy.
“The two of us were well out in front and the race was really between the two of us. That’s when we inched him out. He’s a great sailor,” Lacey said.
Conditions for the races were clear, with a breeze of 12 to 15 knots.
The Navy dropped in for a guest appearance too. At about noon, sailors participating in an air-drop exercise slipped by the skippers on the bay.
Sailing resumes Saturday.
– Staff reports
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