The only international team at the 2019 International Masters Regatta in San Diego will head back north with the win.
Andy Roy and his Canadian crew grabbed the lead Friday and held it for the remainder of the weekend. The win, the skipper said, is due to clean starts and even better team work.
“We knew it was time for a good start. We just had to pull it off and get off the line,” Roy said.
The regatta enjoyed ideal conditions, with sailing in breezes of up to 13 knots. By the last race, the South Bay course had white caps and extra chop.
Andy Roy finished in first place with 41 points, followed by Scott Harris in second with 47 points, and Chuck Sinks in third with 49 points.
In race 10, Harris proved his master status with the bullet and a solid lead on the rest of the fleet.
“We started a little slow at the beginning of the weekend, and then we just got better,” Harris said laughing. “We brought Jon Pinckney on board who sailed in the regatta last year, and learned a lot from him over the course of the weekend.”
In the final race, race 11, Roy and his crew rebounded, as the team held only a one-point lead over Sinks. At the start, the team got under Sinks and controlled their fate for the rest of the race.
The International Masters Regatta matched experienced sailors over the age of 60, many of whom hold national, world and Olympic titles.
– Staff reports
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