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Fallbrook crew wins all fleet

FALLBROOK – A Fallbrook sailing crew captured first place honors in the Cabrillo III “Rosarito Buoy” race on Saturday, March 6.

Andiamo, a 46 foot sloop owned by Dr. Robert Pace, triumphed in its class and finished first in a 25 boat fleet. Along with Dr. Pace, crew members included Fallbrook residents Peter Thompson, Derek Thompson, Cory Thompson and Bigs Parker. Dave Kettenhofen completed the crew.

Sailing conditions were far from ideal for the annual 44-mile winter race from Point Loma to Rosarita to Coronado Island and back to Point Loma. It was a rainy, blustery day with winds over 30 knots putting stress on all of the boats and their crews. One of the boats encountered an emergency situation of a man overboard, requiring a Coast Guard rescue.

“I think we were the oldest crew out there...I guess experience counts.” commented Dr. Pace. “All of the crew was on anti-inflammatories the next day.”


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