2023 Fall Series – October 8

Stew Harris and team ran the races.  He reports:

A blustery day of racing. Results and sign-in attached.
Frank Gallagher capsized but got himself up and went in immediately.

I need some tips on best location for reaching mark with Olympic courses. At first, I was trying to imagine best location for symmetrical spinnaker but when they didnt open chutes I had trouble finding the right location so they could reach well. Less room for error when the winds are up.  It took a couple races before I got close.

Also very interesting. I got reports the windward mark was seeing massive 60 degree shifts. Upon reflection, this may have been due to proximity to the airboat hanger on the shore of the airport. In the future, faced with  westerlies, I will set the windward mark farther north or south of the hangar.