West Coast Championship weekend was fun for all sizes with the Wetas, Hobies, and AC 72s racing simultaneously. Many of the Weta racers tuned their radios to listen in on the America’s Cup action while they were racing! The Pierpont girls had their dance cards full with Mary Ann (#739) sailed by the national class champion duo of Toni Sacco and two-time olympic silver medalist Randy Smyth, while Ginger (#738) was sailed by Robert Spencer of Dubai on Saturday, with Paul filling in on Sunday.
Chris Kitchen (below), sporting his New Zealand colors, handily won the regatta, beating local stars Dave Berntsen and Jonathan Weston. No one was surprised at that result, with Chris being a champion skiff sailor and co-designer of the Weta besides. No one knows their way around the boat better than Chris!