Jim Graham ran the races with Barney Harris running the mark boat. Natalie Rehberger, Mike Heinsdorf, and Eva Hogan assisted.
The Lightnings were finishing day 2 of the Doc Gilbert Memorial Potomac Cup.
The winds were from the NE with shots from the ENE. During the 3rd race, the winds died completely leaving the sailors helpless against the current pushing them up river. The wind finally came back in to allow them to finish.
SS6 – Albacore
SS6 – I20
Lightning Doc Gilbert Potomac Cup Results
Dana Howe, John Van Voorhis, David Roberts, Austin Bradham, and Walter Truluck ran the races.
Winds were very light and a number of boats were still working their way up to the starting area at 1125 prompting a postponement. About 25 or so minutes later the Southerly filled in enough that we could manage two starts but we sent them on a W1 for Race One. The breeze filled in a little more allowing us to post W2 courses for races two and three.
At best I’d say we saw 8 kts with moderate current all day. The wind was mostly from the south (strait upriver) and would drift easterly once in a while.
— Dana Howe
Here are the results:
SS5 – Albacore
SS5 – Buccaneer
SS5 – I20
SS5 – Lightning
(Race 9-11 in the series)
What a crazy wind day! It started from the NW. Died. Came back from the east. Went west. Filled in from the south. To their credit, the RC led by Justin Harler and Stas Burgiel of the I-20 fleet held their noses and started races.
Below are the scores. Some sailors are falling through the cracks because they have not registered their intension to sail the series. The only skippers I have in the scoring program are those that have registered. So please register here.
SS3 – Albacore
SS3 – Buccaneer
SS3 – I20
SS3 – Lightning
Stew Harris and I-20 team ran the races. The southerly was steady and the wind was easy to handle.
The scoring has changed this season. (And we are still figuring out the edge cases.)
1) boats must register their intension to sail in the series, Use this link to register: https://forms.gle/9riR85toVRbdvZ976.
2) all registered boats are scored in each race,
3) race committee is given a provisional score of number of finishers but eventually will get their average among non-DNC (doing RC will help your series score), and
4) showing up at the marina gives you a DNS ( = number of finishers + 2) which is better than DNC ( = number registered) even if you don’t splash your boat.
SS2 – Albacore
SS2 – Buccaneer
SS2 – I20
SS2 – Laser
SS2 – Lightning
Kyra Tallon ran the races.
The day’s results:
And the final results for the Fall Series:
To qualify a boat must have sailed in 50% of the races and performed RC duty.
# indicates not enough races.
$ indicates not enough RC duty.
(Race 24-39, best 50 percent, e.g best 8 of 15 or 16 or best 7 of 13 or 14 or best 6 of 10 or 11)
Unfortunately, the wind gods did not favor us.
Nabeel Alsalam postponed on-shore and Lars & Dylan Rathjen went out on the river looking for any kind of sailable breeze. It wasn’t there and Nabeel after consulting with assistant-PRO Dana Howe.abandoned the day’s races at 11:30.
That was too bad as 6 Lightning, 5 I-20s, 2 Albacore, and 2 or 3 Laser skippers were present.
Eva Hogan was in charge of the races. Unfortunately, no wind come in. No races.
Frank Gallagher ran the races with Michael Bors and Ben Cole on the Georgetown RBI.
The wind was generally westerly, but kept teasing that it would shift south and then a big puff would come in from the north.
(September Oct 9, Races 29-32)