Three local yachts number among the 48 which sail Friday from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in the 17th running of the annual Windjammers Yacht race, a 67-mile coastal jaunt.
Worth Brown will sail his new boat, Tutu, a 30-foot sloop, which is next to last on the handicap sheet with a handicap of 3 hours, 1 minute, 18 seconds. The Berth, Bert Holland’s 50-foot ketch is ranked second on the handicap list behind the scratch yacht Baruna. The Berth is given 1 minute, 11 seconds.
Judge Giblert Perry of Watsonville will sail his 43-foot ketch, Polaris, 13th on the handicap list. The Polaris is allotted a time of 1 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds.
The race stacks up to be done of the finest in its history with the Orient, winner of the last two years, appearing to be the yacht to defeat. Time Mosely of Atherton, skipper of the 64-foot cutter, and Jim Michael, skipper of the Baruna, a 70-foot yawl, were among the leaders in the Pacific Coast Regatta held recently in San Francisco bay.