Ficker Cup: Barker Edges Berntsson:
Long Beach, CA (April 13, 2018) – Long Beach Yacht Club kicked off the 39th annual Ficker Cup regatta today, greeting the eight teams from around the world with sunny skies and rousing competition. The teams are challenging each other for the Ficker Cup trophy; and a chance to compete in the Congressional Cup.
“It’s been a while since we’ve done any serious match racing, so it’s great to be back,” said Dean Barker, who sits in first place at the end of the first Round Robin. Barker won the Congressional Cup in 2000 and 2005; his tactician Terry Hutchinson won in 1992.
“But definitely, I think any racing is good racing, and with a new crew like American Magic (the N…
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