" It is amazing to me that out of many Schooner Cup races since 1981, this was the best of all those years.
The highlight of the day for Scrimshaw was as we approached Point Loma Light with the anemometer at 23kts. we looked astern to see Curlew to windward and Martha to leeward as we entered what I call knockdown alley. I decided that, and the rules state that I can, take Curlew up to windward as necessary, which we did. However when I saw that Curlew was out of control, her decks awash; as we were, I fell off to encounter Martha ducking below us like a freight train.
Soon after Scookum lll overhauled us on the low side. All I can say in summation is that the fleet included some of the most powerful schooners ever assembled on the west coast and they all showed what the true Corinthian spirit is.
I commend the race committee of Silver Gate YC and especially my very good and old friends Susan and Paul Mitchell for this outstanding event."