- This year the "Hot RUM Series" had 130 entered boats, in six classes.
- Velos is a Tanton 73' based in San Diego.
The 28 years old girl is still going strong, but it is all about the wind. For instance. First race: positions, first in class, 8 in the fleet. Second race: very light wind. Only 57 boats finished and Velos ended up 28. Third race: nice breeze; Velos, first to finish and first in fleet.
It is hard to have a career based on the vagaries of the wind !
Suspense of the finish between Velos and Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes.
Photos courtesy of Bob Betancourt and Bronny Daniels