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  • Ditch Run 2022 Looking Like A Furnace Blast!

    Looking forward to the weekend already, the 2022 edition of the Ditch Run is looking windy and very warm
    with temperatures in the afternoon nearing 100 degrees!

    If you are not yet registered, better get on it!
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

  • #2
    We have 108 Boats registered at the time 6-7-22. This Wednesday 6-8-22 midnight is the cut off. One design fleets include Moore 24's, Melges 24's, Express 27's, J-70's and Sant Cruz 27's. Could Bottle Rocket break the Multi Hull record????
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    • #3
      Originally posted by firesail View Post
      Could Bottle Rocket break the Multi Hull record????
      The answer turns out to be "no." We finished in 4h47m, and Serge Pond's record on Rocket 88 is 3h57m. Very nice meeting him on the dock after the finish though.


      • #4
        A few pictures of the Delta Ditch Run are in a Flickr album.
        2022 DDR Album =>

        Pics are taken from near Windmill Cove, channel marker 29 was in view.
        Wind was OK+ for some of the J-70 fleet.



        2022 DDR Album =>


        • #5
          The 2022 Ditch Run : A Quick Fun Run In The Sun

          106 boats registered for the 31st edition of the 65 nm run from Richmond to Stockton in the
          31st edition of The Ditch Run. ( the original name) otherwise referred to as "The Redneck Transpac"

          With an intensive heat spell in the central valley in the days before the Saturday June 11th start, combined with
          an approaching late season weather system dropping down from the northern Pacific, the forces meshed perfectly
          to produce on of the better warmth plus wind events in some time. Toss in a strong flood lasting well into the afternoon
          and you can't ask for much more!

          At stake, along with division placements, possible line honors, and just a whole lotta fun, were the possible record runs for multi and mono-hulls, the current records:

          Monohull Record - 05:34:58 "Octavia" Santa Cruz 50 Shep Kett
          Mutihull Record - 03:57:46 " Rocket 88" Serge Pond

          Winds were brisk at the start, combined with sunny sky's, a generous flood that pushed the fleet eastward at seemingly ridiculous pace.
          Layers were soon shed, sunscreen applied and ear to ear grins emerged as fleet traversed San Pablo Bay into the Carquinez Strait before
          a fast run across Suisun Bay as winds freshened. The right turn at New York Cut leading into the San Joaquin and the ditch proper!

          David Schumann's Seacart 31' Bottle Rocket would devour the miles and take line honors yet fall short of overall record!

          Bottle Rocket
          Finish 15:16:49
          Elapsed 04:46:49
          Corrected 06:51:10

          Pete Spaulding's Moore 24 Flying Circus would claim the 21 Boat Moore 24 Division

          Flying Circus
          Finish 17:44:12
          Elapsed 07:24:12
          Corrected 07:13:37

          ​​​​​​​Some excerpts from some of the boats:

          Get Happy
          Finish 17:34:44
          Elapsed 07:19:44
          Corrected 07:24:04

          2022 Ditch Run was an awesome race - super fun, crazy fast and very competitive. Brendan Busch, Chris Davison and me onboard Get Happy! - 62 miles for the earliest finish we can recall, 5:15PM, or so. We just managed to hold off at the finish Julia Paxton in Motorcycle Irene, who we were within a stone’s throw the entire race. Third place went to Greg Felton on Under the Radar. It’s always such a pleasure to sail with Brendan and Chris - Get Happy indeed.
          John Verdioa
          E-27 Get Happy

          66 miles, 6.5 hours, over 100 jibes, second boat\first monohull to finish, first boat out of the water, all excellent! Except for running aground and missing the ONE actual mark of the course . Well, guess I'm going to have to come back and do it again next year! Thanks Duane Yoslov and Caleb Yoslov for the good times.
          Ian Sloan
          Melges 24 Looper

          Ditch Run 2022 great day for it. Shot ourselves in the foot early and were quite deep at the first bridge. Played catch up after that to a respectable 7th in a tough fleet. Thanks to my crew Matt Lezin and Karen Loutzenheiser.
          Chris Watts
          Moore 24 Watts Moore

          Split Water finished her first Delta Ditch race yesterday a little bruised. But warm weather, consistent Flood, great friends & hard working crew and gusty conditions made for fine day.
          Mark Howe
          J-88 Split Water

          Mark and Andrei Voropayev's SC 27 Kasatka on way to SC 27 Division Win!


          3rd Delta Ditch was the best one yet- big breeze = early finish, first in class, and of course happy baby on board. Nothing is better then seeing papa and baby so stoked cruising up river
          Rachel Voropayev
          SC 27 Kasatka

          An epic battle in the Moore 24 Division between Penguin and Lowly Worm resulted in a tie for 2nd!

          Lowly Worm and Penguin

          Pretty epic slide down the Delta for the annual redneck Transpac. Can't believe that after 65 miles of racing we would tie at the finish. All day long we were locked in an epic battle with my boss. A truly awesome Stockton vacation with the Admiral.

          Mikey Radziejowski
          Moore 24 Lowly Worm

          Marcos McGee's Just A Hare won the Wabbit Division

          Just A Hare
          Finish 17:28:32
          Elapsed 17:18:32
          Corrected: 07:25:03

          Scott Sellers J-70 IFA Takes the J-70 Division

          Finish 16:57:49
          Elapsed 06:52:49
          Coreected: 07:07:25

          Manfred Schmiedl's Melges 24' Brio would claim Melges 24 division

          Finish 16:44:06
          Elapsed 06:39:06
          Corrected 07:15:11

          For some, finishing with their rig intact would have been a major plus!

          Can o' whoopass



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