Winners in four IRC classes and five one-design classes were named yesterday evening at the Rolex Big Boat Series

Winners in four IRC classes and five one-design classes were named yesterday evening at the Rolex Big Boat Series. Hosted by St Francis Yacht Club, the event awarded its six historic Perpetual Trophies at a gala trophy ceremony where winners also received specially engraved Rolex timepieces.

The St Francis Perpetual Trophy, which was established to stimulate and encourage competition among large ocean racing yachts. Philippe Kahn (Honolulu, Hawaii) and his TP52 Pegasus 52 won the IRC A class. The trophy has been awarded annually since the inception of the Big Boat Series 41 years ago to yachts invited to a race or series of races that are measured and handicapped in accordance with the current measurement rule and rate 40ft or more.

John Siegel and his Wylie 42 Scorpio won IRC C class and the Richard Rheem Perpetual Trophy. The trophy was established in 1972 in memory of Richard Rheem, whose famous yacht Morning Star was the elapsed time winner in the 1949 and 1955 Transpac races to Honolulu.

Gary Mozer won IRC D class and the Keefe-Kilborn Memorial Trophy, which was established in 1976 to honor Harold Keefe and Ray Kilborn. Mozer’s J/109 Current Obsession won the 10-boat class.

Steve Madeira and his J/120 Mr Magoo won the Atlantic Perpetual Trophy, which was established in 1978 and features the ship’s bell of the yacht Atlantic, long-time Trans-Atlantic Ocean record holder (1905). Scott Sellers won the Commodore’s Cup, created in 2004 to encourage competition in one-design racing on San Francisco Bay. His J/105 Donkey Jack triumphed in the 33-boat fleet, the largest one in the series. In the remaining classes, Chris Busch won the 1D35 class with his Wild Thing, Mark Dowdy’s Eclipse won the Express 37 class, and Double Trouble, owned by Andy Costello won the Sydney 38 class.

Overall Results

IRC Class A (9 boats)

1. Philippe Kahn, Honolulu, Hawaii, Pegasus 52, TP52, 3-1-1-1-4-1-1, 12points

2. Isao Mita, Tokyo Japan, Beecom, R/P 72, 1-2-2-2-1-7-6, 21

3. Mark Jones, San Francisco, Flash, TP52, 2-3-4-4-7-4-4, 28

IRC Class B (7 boats)

1. Robert Youngjohns, Woodside, Calif., Zephyra, DK46, 1-3-1-1-4-1,11 points

2. Jim Gregory, Danville, Calif., Morpheus, Custom, 2-4-3-2-1-2, 14

3. Thomas B. Akin, Tiburon, Calif., Lightning, SC52, 4-2-2-4-3-3, 18

IRC C (9 boats)

1. John Siegel, San Francisco, Scorpio, Wylie 42, 2-1-2-1-2-1-1, 10 points

2. Steve Chamberlin, Richmond, Calif., Surprise, Schumacher 50, 3-3-1-3-1-3-2, 16

3. Norman Olson, San Francisco, Just In Time, First 42.7, 4-2-4-2-3-2-3, 20

IRC D (9 boats)

1. Gary Mozer, Long Beach, Calif., Current Obsession, J/109, 1-2-1-1-1-1-1, 8 points

2. Gerard Sheridan, San Francisco, Tupelo Honey, Elan 40, 4-4-3-6*-2-3-2, 24

3. JY Lendormy, San Francisco, Acabar, Custom 45, 9-1-6-2-3-2-3, 26

ID35 (8 boats)

1. Chris Busch, San Diego, Calif., Wild Thing, 2-1-1-1-2-1-3, 11 points

2. Stig Osterberg, Port Townsend, Wash., Midsummer, 1-2-3-4-3-6, 19

3. Michael Goldfarb, Seattle, Wash., Extreme, 5-6-2-2-1-2-4, 22

J/120 (10 boats)

1. Steve Madeira, Menlo Park, Mr Magoo, 3-1-3-1-1-4-1, 14 points

2. Don Payan/Dennis Jermaine, Hillsborough, Calif., Dayenu, 2-4-1-5-4-6-5, 27

3. Barry Lewis, San Francisco, Calif., Chance, 7-2-8-2-6-2-3, 30

Express 37 (11 boats)

1. Mark Dowdy, San Francisco, Eclipse, 1-5-4-1-2-2-3, 18 points

2. Caleb Everett, San Francisco, Stewball, 2-6-2-2-10-1-1, 24

3. Bartz Schneider, San Francisco, Expeditious, 8-1-1-6-6-8-2, 32

Sydney 38 (6 boats)

1. Andy Costello, Novato, Calif., Double Trouble, 1-1-2-2-5-1-2, 14 points

2. Craig French/Matt Lezin, Santa Cruz, Calif., Animal, 3-4-5-1-2-2-1, 18

3. Peter Krueger, Reno, NV, Howl, 4-2-1-4-1-5-4, 21

J/105 (33 boats)

1. Scott Sellers, San Francisco, Donkey Jack, 1-2-1-9-1-9-4, 27 points

2. Tim Russell, San Francisco, Aquavit, 9-5-8-2-4-4-1, 33

3. Chris Perkins, San Francisco, Good Timin’, 2-1-5-19-6-3-2, 38