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Arbitrage Wins Sarcoma Cup

Richmond Yacht Club hosted the Sarcoma Cup on August 22-23, 2009 with the J/105’s racing on the “deep water” Berkeley Circle. There were three races on Saturday with the wind initially in the 19-20 kt range and building to 32 kt by the third race, with appropriate carnage around the course – shrimped kites, torn sails and a couple of boats retiring. Racing was tight among the top boats with the lead in each race changing several times, and Arbitrage ending the day with a 2, 2, 1, followed by Mojo with 3, 1, 3. On Sunday, the wind was slightly lighter at 16-22 kt but there were still some breakdowns in the fleet. Arbitrage seemed to have nailed the top spot on the podium with a 4 in the first race, but blew out its main outhaul at the first tack of the second race and fell back to 13th by the first windward mark. A jury-rigged repair blew out again, but the team fought back to a fifth place finish and secured the regatta win with 8 points over second place Blackhawk, who had an impressive day with two bullets. Mojo finished third, a point behind Blackhawk. Jam Session was fourth, and LuLu was fifth. Full results here.