Dane Pederson and team ran four races for us on a beautiful late fall day, which was the last of our fall series.
The wind was absent until about noon when it filled in gently from the north and by the third race there were stronger shots from the NW.
21 boats were on the water — racing and running them.
(races 18-21, but mis-numbered the races for Albacores and Lightnings which are numbered 18, 20-22)
November 5th will be the last of the fall series.
The cumulative scores below are intended to motivate you to come out. Please do!
A few notes about the scores:
The race dates and race number are out of order:
Sep 17 races 8-11
Oct 1 races 1-3 & 17
Oct 8 races 4-7
Oct 15 races 12-13
Oct 29 races 14-16
To be counted as a race for your class, there must have been 1 or more finishers
Half, rounded-down, of your worst scores are thrown out
If you were on RC when there was a race in your class, you will get RDG but that has not been calculated yet. Plus, I often did not know who (sail numbers) were on RC.
I20-thru 10-29 three TOs no RDG for RC
Laser-thru 10-29 4 TOs no RDG for RC
Bucs-thru 10-29 4 TOs no RDG for RC
Lightnings-thru-10-29 seven TOs no RDG for RC
Albacore-thru 10-29 seven TOs no RDG for RC
Bobby Astrove with his team of Lars Rathjen, John Van Voorhis, and Kyra Talllon ran the races.
The winds were light from the NE shifting to the ENW on occasion. The first race was a T2 which took over an hour. The next was a W1 which finished quickly, and the last was a W2 with a shortened source at the leeward mark
Flying Scot 2023-10-29
Dave Coughlin ran the races with the team of Justin Harler, Piercarlo Bruninol, and Mateo. (I think).
It must have been an ugly day because only two five showed up for the skippers meeting and only two Lasers sailed and just two races.
Flying Scot 2023-10-15
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.
Evan Hogan and team ran the races.
(I did not sail so I don’t know what the conditions were like that day. Also, apologies for the delay i getting these out. I was away and did not the computer with the scoring program with me.)
Cloudy conditions threatened rain all day, but we managed to escape with only a drizzle on the sail out.
A shifty southwesterly settled into a nice southerly after the second race allowing the racecourse to be stretched out for some longer races in the slightly stronger breeze.
In total, four races were sailed. A huge thank you to the rest of the race committee helping out this week: Bob, John, and Piercarlo, and thanks to all the sailors for coming out and making it a fun day off and on the water. See you all next week!
Bobby Astrove stepped up to run the races. Dan Miller and Josh Sealy assisted.
SS9 – Albacore
SS9 – Buccaneer
SS9 – I20
SS9 – Lightning
Stephen Duncan ran the races with the help of Kyra Tallon. Nic Bogren took some great photos out on the course in the two light air (and shifty!) races that were held: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85922789@N04/albums/72177720308891342
Down at the marina, the wind was easterly and shifted left and started to die.
SS8 – I20
SS8 – Laser
SS8 – Lightning
John Van Voorhis, Bob Bear, and Steen Byskov and son ran the races – four of them.
SS7 – Albacore
SS7 – I20
SS7 – Lightning