Bacon, Flint win annual Jack and Jill race

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club held its annual Jack and Jill race Saturday.

In this race, the boat is raced with her regular skipper and a Jill of his choosing. We didn’t get all the crew names, but this is what we have: Arne Bentzen with Judy, Lloyd Bacon with Juliet Flint, Howard Lewis with sister Joan, Dennis Pratt with Karen Palmer, and Fred Hoeppner with Abbey Finney.

Fleet Captain Paul Barger usually organizes the racers into a Cruising Division for boats without a handicap rating and a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) division for those officially rated by the club handicapper, Fred Perez. Only PHRF-rated boats are eligible for club trophies.

A strong ebb current and light winds made race strategy critical as the race instructions permitted the race marker, Jones Island, to be rounded in either direction from the start off the south end of Brown Island.

Bentzen in Mistral showed how to do it by placing first in Cruising Division and first in elapsed time over the 12-mile course.

Final results

First: Bacon in Got-To-Run.
Second: Lewis in Liberty.
Third: Manning in Alishoni.
Fourth: Pratt in Levi.
Fifth: Hoeppner in Mariana.

Cruising Division
First: Bentzen in Mistral.
Second: Hale in C’Est La Vie.

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