On June 26 DISC will be holding a “Three Bridges Fiasco” race on the Potomac & Anacostia. All PRSA boats/classes are invited. The race will take you to government marks near each of the 3 bridges that we can sail to, in any order of your choosing, after starting at Red N6 (in the river just north of Old Town Alexandria). The race will be scored using Portsmouth Yardstick Scoring.
Per the NOR and SIs, please contact DISC Officers via email@example.com with any questions about DISC racing or these Race Instructions.
Last Sunday of the Spring Series. 5 races with a light turnout and, I’m guessing, reasonable but light winds.
It’s memorial day weekend. And it only 50 degrees and raining. No fair.
The NE winds weren’t that bad, though there were some big shift and occasionally the winds would pick up. On the RC boat we could feel waves of warmer and calmer winds coming through. Also, the winds were stronger than predicted by the NWS.
7 of 34 registered boats went out to race: Two each of Albacores, Buccs, and Lasers, and a sole Lightning.
We setup the course with the leeward mark near the powerplant the windward mark pretty far up river next to the channel. We had 8 to 10 feet of water and no debris. All classes started together on a single line.
“The picnic occurred. Lee cooked bbq. MoMo brought beans. We hung out till after 1700. it was cold and rainy.” – Barney
Day 2 should be friendlier.
Thanks to my RC team of Jeff Witten, Ed Ryan, Bob Astrove, and Peter Pietra. We had to deal with motor problems (fuel line became detached and then took on air and moisture). Bob brought water proof paper that was really useful for recording the finishes.
We thought it was going to be a drifter, but NO! It was a great day for sailing with a steady southerly breeze. A westerly started mixing in toward the end of the day.
The wind built over the day to the point it was quite sporty. Nevertheless, a great day to be sailing.
Below are the day’s results and cumulative results for Spring Series 1 through 5. The cumulative results are scored by averaging the best 50% +1 races you sailed. If you sailed fewer than that number, you’re marked with a #.
Photos from Nic Bogren.
Beautiful spring day with a warm southerly breeze. John Van Voorhis and team gave us four Olympic course races that though reasonably long only took around 30 minutes due to the good breeze.
A windy day. See below. Breeze from the NW sometimes N. Farley & team gave us 4 races.
Crazy wind. Beautiful air. Sunny. Great to be on the water.
Let me know if you have issues with the scores or scoring. I’d like to get things sorted out early. Basically, I literally put in the finishes I get from the RC including the DNF’s and DNS’s they happen to notice and otherwise blank.
A beautiful spring day. The wind started westerly and eventually went south.
Below are the results. “Blank” means the race committee did not finish or score you. The series results are by average score and requires that you sail half the races that day.