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North Shore sailboat Wicked sweeps Bay Area regattas

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Courtesy of Steve Lapkin / www.h2omark.comWicked, a Farr 36 sailboat with crew members from North Lake Tahoe, recently swept two of the largest mid-winter regattas in the Bay Area.
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North Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Wicked, a Farr 36 sailboat, recently completed a sweep of both of San Francisco Bayandamp;#8217;s two largest mid-winter regattas.The Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon held its 60th Midwinters, a two-weekend, four-race regatta with 13 of the Bayandamp;#8217;s fastest boats entered in PHRF 1. Wicked finished in a three-way tie for first and won on a tiebreaker count back. North Tahoeandamp;#8217;s other Farr 36, three-time defending champ Racer X, finished fourth.The Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco held their 40th annual Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Series with 12 entrants in PHRF 1. The five-month series ended on March 5, as Wicked won for the third time in five races to wrap up the series and repeat as the winners of PHRF 1 for the second year in a row.andamp;#8220;Both series were very competitive against some bigger and faster boats,andamp;#8221; said Wicked Skipper Richard Courcier. andamp;#8220;The PHRF format makes for very exciting racing as all boats are handicapped to be equal, so this says a lot about our crew work. andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;ve been sailing together for over 10 years and itandamp;#8217;s been really coming together. It also helps to have a fast boat.andamp;#8221;Besides Courcier, the mostly North Tahoe crew of Wicked includes Lou Basile, Ken Wittels and John Corda of Alpine Meadows, Don Fulda, Jerome Leininger and R.B. Clark of Truckee, Jim Yates, Dave Stewart and Jim Courcier from the Bay Area, and Bill George and Seadon Wijsen.andamp;#8212; This article was submitted to Editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@sierrasun.com.


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