2016 is a Great Year for Santana 20 Class
|Santana 20 Class had a great 2016|
The Santana 20 class has had a great year. Here are a few of the highlights from the 2016 sailing season.
2016 has been a wonderful year for the Santana 20 class. It's always great to meet up with old friends and sail through scenic backdrops. Regattas start in January and continue late into the season in various locations.
The Konocti Cup took place in Clear Water,CA at the Konocti Bay Sailing Club. This regatta has been running since 1984, highlighted with the awards brunch and merry making.
After some exciting races out on the water, Team Presta! won the Konocti Cup. These seasoned sailors know their way around the wind, and were awarded for their flexibility.
Thursday evening, June 29th, Klamath Yacht Club was buzzing with Santana 20 sailors checking in, excitement building over the Class Championship that weekend. Time to race Tuna Style and reunite with old friends! It promised to be a great Fourth of July weekend with the Firecracker Regatta going on simultaneously.
Sailors kicked off the weekend with a sailing clinic held by the class. This gave everyone a chance to stretch their sea legs and warm up while having some fun. Afterwards, Andrew Kerr lead a great discussion trading tips, feedback, and camaraderie.
Races were exciting with Orient Express in the lead on the first day. Winds were lighter than normal and threw many sailors off. By the last day, rankings changed as much as the winds did. It was a toss up between 4 teams, and anyone's regatta.
Team Disaster Area celebrating on the boat
Team Disaster Area, skippered by Eric Kownacki, won a very close competition - winning by a single point over Team Giddy Up skippered by Ron Fish.
Klamath Yacht club did an amazing job hosting the weekend events, tight racing on the lake and great camaraderie ashore made for a good time on both land and sea.