LBYC Race Week Nears Conclusion; All Classes Close
Tight races have developed in every one of the seven classes of the Long Beach Yacht Club’s Race Week for International Offshore Rule yachts as the series winds up today.
William Ostermiller’s Class E Allegiance, which was heavily damaged in a collision with Monte Livingston’s Class A Checkmate on Friday, had emergency repairs and was able to compete Saturday and placed second in its class.
But Ostermiller’s protest against Livingston was denied, knocking Allegiance back to fifth place after three races.
Saturday’s race started in fog so dense that it was difficult to see from one end of the starting line to the other, but the fog cleared in late afternoon and increasing winds provided some spectacular finishes in all classes.
Larry Harvey’s Nelson-Marek 49 Crazy Horse appears to have a lock on Class A with three bullets.
Class D is a tight race with only a quarter of a point separating the leader, Clockwork, which is skippered by Lee Otterson of San Francisco, and Geronimo, skippered by Richard Compton of Santa Barbara.