The Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series San Diego finished just as it started—with brilliant sunshine and a building sea breeze, conditions that local sailors expect this time of year. The ideal racing conditions also allowed the Race Committees of San Diego and Coronado Yacht Clubs to complete a full set of races over the three-day regatta. Deke Klatt’s J/24 Jaded won six of seven races, and Klatt says his Los Angeles-based team was liking the flat water and moderate breezes over the weekend. Tactically, he said, getting to and winning the left side of the course paid dividends. “It was challenging,” Klatt said, “and Sunday was about protecting the left for the big puffs and keeping tabs on the other boats.” Klatt’s MVP, he added, was his fiancé Claudia Gottstien, who subbed in at the last minute into the genoa-trimmer’s role. “Sunday, we made it hard on her,” Klatt said. “I think we tacked eight or nine times on one bat beat, but that was key—to be able to tack and go where we wanted.” For comprehensive results, visit

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