San Diego Yacht Club’s Yachting Cup took place this past weekend in San Diego, as 85 boats across 11 fleets competed in the breezy conditions.
Only one local representative made an appearance. Payson Infelise from Newport Harbor Yacht Club competed in the Flying Tiger fleet.
Day 1 provided its missteps, with one bad mark rounding that gave them a 5th in race two. However, they finished the day with a huge lead, taking first in the last race. Infelise and crew on the Mile High Klub found their stride on Day 2, dominating the last two races of the regatta, putting them two points ahead of Paul McPherson’s Niuhi.
Crew on the Mile High Club included a few local sailors: Reid Vittarelli, Ashley Simpson, Brian Hoover, Ashley Hobson, and Mike Brown. Dave Hochart and Phillip Infelise also made important appearances during the regatta, helping Infelise to an overall win.