COLD VICTORY

Congratulations to Morten Christensen and the crew of his Bavaria 35 Match BETTY BOOP II for winning the 23-boat Class F in the 110-mile Skagen Race. The race course heads due south from Åsgårdstrand, Norway, to the northern most tip of Denmark. Christensen thanked UK Sailmakers' Mehmet Taylan for the "exceptional gennaker" and Tape-Drive No. 3 genoa that he made for the race, which helped his team prevail.  This was Christensen's seventh time doing the race and his first win, which was well earned as the temperature dropped to 0° C during the race. Editor's Note: No ice was needed for that celebratory drink!