This year's Catalina 34 Nationals, sponsored
by Corinthian Yacht Club, offered up a wide range of conditions in four races over a three day weekend.
Friday's race especially gave the 18-boat fleet a wild and windy challenge.
Dave and Edie Davis's Wind Dragon finished
first in the three days of racing, breathing fire down the decks of the any boats that managed to pull
out in front.
The Davises bought and aptly named their Catalina
in 1988, the Year of the Dragon, and the family has raced it regularly ever since. In addition to winning
the Nationals, they have won three Jack Frost midwinter series!
Dave attributes his blazing speed to his dedicated
crew (son Russell turned down a hefty bribe from an overbooked airline to make the first race of the
Nationals) - and his set of six-year-old Pineapple Sails!
Let us get your boat fired up - with sails
that start fast and stay fast!