Our last PSSA was a real blend of cruising and racing. “Cruising” for the 3 boats who sailed upwind on Friday in 20 knots all the way to Point Dume, to finally anchor in Paradise Cover. Slowly, around 6pm, the breeze calmed down and the 3 boats (all singlehanded) were able to exchange VHF messages. After dinner on the ultimate cruiser “Bar-Tabac”, a dive in the morning and breakfast, the 3 racers were joined by another 6 boats around 12pm, ready to race. Contrary to the wind forecast, the wind picked up and the fleet was able to sailed in 15, gusting in the high teens all the way to the breakwater. It was a race for symmetrical spinnakers as the wind was perfectly from behind. All but one boats gybed: “Bar-Tabac”, under a faulty autopilot could really not afford the maneuver. This ended paying off as Arnaud Massonnat, the skipper, won the single handed fleet by correcting over the first boat to finish, “Biohazard”. In the double handed fleet, Rodney Percival / Nancy Winebarger aboard Rubicon III corrected for another first place in the double handed division. There was less than 40 minutes between the first and last boat to finish which shows some definitely close racing during the day. The weather was a treat, once more and we look forward to next year again. Click here for the final results of the race.