Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Notice of Race
The King of the Hill Race is an end-of-the-season championship race for the popular weeknight Sunset Series. The “best of the best” from each of the classes in the Racing Division are invited to compete in this inverted-start race. This race will pit the best sailors in each class against each other, with the boat crossing the finish line first declared as the “King of the Hill” for that year.
Entry to this race is limited to those boats that receive an invitation. Invitations will be issued based on the final results of the 2019 Sunset Series, which ends the preceding Wednesday. Invitations will go to the top 1-4 boats in each class of the Racing Division, based on average class size for the 2019 Sunset Series. Additional boats will then be invited based on end-of-the-season standings for the Marylyn Ritchie trophy (awarded to the boat with the best overall record in the Racing Division) to result in twenty-two invited boats.
The King of the Hill trophy was a pre-existing CYC trophy that was re-dedicated to this new race in 2002. Joan Hill was the long-time Chair for the Sunset Series and a regular volunteer for CYC races. In 2003, Joanie died as a result of breast cancer and since then this race has served as a memorial to her dedication and hard work in running the Sunset Series for many years.
2018 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2017 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2016 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2015 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2014 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2013 – Plankton, John Staff (CYC)
2012 – All In, Mike George (CYC)
2011 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
2010 – Dark Star, Jeff Janov (CYC)
2009 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
2008 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
2007 – Cuvee Caliente, Mahaffey Family (CYC)
2006 – Pendragon IV, John MacLaurin (CYC)
2005 – Bandit, Cheda/Thomas/Fleck (SCCYC)
2004 – Creeper, Curran Family (CYC)
2003 – Black Knight, Phil & Martin Friedman (DRYC)
2002 – Ghost II, Al Berg (SMWYC)