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2022 Spring Series Results

We had 20 races over 8 Sundays.   Not all classes competed in all 20 races.  To qualify, the boat must have sailed in 50 percent or more of the races in which at least one boat from the class competed.   Boats that did not qualify have an # by their number.

These are preliminary pending corrections and interpretation of the NOR.

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2022 Spring Series #7 (May 22)

Dana Howe ran the races.  Thank you!

This is being posted late.  Sorry.

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Races 15-17

Notes:

Sail number 806 is listed twice on the finish sheet for I-20s in race 3.  I recorded the first finish.

Sail number 67 is listed on the finish sheet for Lightnings race 2, but I don’t have that boat registered.

 

 

2022 Spring Series #6

The weather looked like it was going to be a gray bummer but the  wind came up to 8 mph and the sun came out. It ended up to be a beautiful day for sailing and we got 5 races in. We started with a 1lap race when the wind looked like it might not fill it, then switched to 2 laps once the wind and sun came out. Each fleet got another 1 lap race to end the day. There were 3 Albacores, 3 Buccaneers, 3 Lightnings, and 6 I-20s. Thanks again to Jess, Dana, and Eva for helping out on RC.

— Tom Hutton

PS: The protest was about using kinetics, i.e. rocking the boat to gain speed.

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2022 Spring Series #3

It was a very very light wind day.   Nevertheless, the cranes were working and the water temp was up to 60 degrees so 16 boats launched and with the help of the flooding tide slowly made their way up the river.

The winds were forecast to be light and from the NW and eventually clocking to the east and picking up.  But they were not.  Any puff of wind that was came from the WNW.

The RC decided to spare the sailors trying to get all the way to Haines Point where the winds were no better, and set up a course on the other side of the airport landing pier.    That despite only four feet of depth but with the hope that as the tide continued to flood the depth would get better.

The first race was declared a W-2 but the RC decided to shorten at the leeward mark with the hope the wind was going to clock to the north.   The RC reset for a more northerly wind but, alas, it came back to the WNW.  So race 2 was a port tack start and a reach-reach course.  Oh well.   The RC was still hoping for that north wind to fill in for a third race, but it was not to be and the sailors were sent home around 2:30.

RC was Nabeel Alsalam, John Hart, and Henry Rood on the 19 and Michael Bors and Peter Pietra on the 17.

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2022 Spring Series #2

It was a cloudy chilly day with air temps in the 50s.   That, cranes that don’t work, a small craft advisory (winds in the teens with gusts up into the 20s), and a scary email about the dangers of falling into cold water (about 52F) kept sailors away.

Nevertheless, Stew Harris, Barney Harris and a team of I-20 sailors took the two skiff out and set up Olympic courses for the two Lightnings, one Albacore, and one Laser.   We all started together.  The Lightnings did not fly their spinnakers.

The wind was a combination of a westly off of the airport and a northerly.   In race 2, Frank Gallagher in Lightning “Resistance Is Futile” couldn’t make the pin and so was very late starting but nonetheless got to the windward mark first because he worked those two winds well.

Barney followed us around and took video with commentary about our sail trim.  That will be posted soon for your education and amusement.

Tyler Philips and Laura Windecker in Albacore “Free Ride” had a classic capsize to windward at the gybe mark in race 3 as they were bearing off for the gybe and were hit by a puff.  I think they should have delayed their gybe until the boat was up to speed in the puff.  But, hey, Monday morning quarterbacking is easy (and fun).

We are using the 3-minute sequences and with higher winds and flapping sails it is easy to miss the sound signals,  So I used my watch as backup.

The results aren’t very interesting with only 1 Albacore and 1 Laser so I won’t post just yet.

 

 

2022 Spring Series #1

The day started off with no wind, but at 1100 it started to build and built quickly.  By the time of the first start at 1130, it was in the upper teens and gusting into the upper 20s.

Jim and Susan Graham were on the signal boat and Dan Miller and Kailyn Lucey were on the mark boat.   They gave us one T-2 race and we all decided that was enough and sailed home.

Only four boat made it to the start area.  I was on a Lightning and we had the vang, cunningham, and backstay on very hard to flatten the sails and the traveller down (like easing he main without letting the boom rise).  The jib lead was back to open up the top of the sail and keep the bottom flat.   And we still had to ease both sails to keep the boat flat.

On the reaches when a puff hit, we’d plane and the bow sprayed water like we were on a Laser and Farley on an Albacore did the same but more often.   Our GPS’s recorded a top speed of 12.6 mph.   Exciting.

Afterwards, we had a nice cookout.  Aaron Boesenecker had the grill fired up and Melissa Morgan/Phillippe brought down delicious marinated chicken, homemade humus, and leftover goodies from her birthday party.

(Photo by Kaitlyn Lucey)

Results:

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Changes for the Spring Series:

We are using RRS Appendix U  or the 3-minute sound-based starting system.   Flags are optional, but I’m guessing RC will put up class flags so people know which fleets are starting and maybe postponement, OCS ,and General Recall flags if necessary.

So you don’t need to set your watch but don’t stray too far from the starting area.

 

 

2021-2022 Laser Frostbite 11

David Metcalf and Carlo Sdralevich ran the races.  It was their first time doing it.  Thank you!

The wind was generally over 10 mph and relatively steady. The last race the wind picked up briefly to over 15 – no whitecaps but close. The racers were beating block-to-block for the most part, and they enjoyed the relatively steady wind. Some looked worn out by the 5th race, I know I would have been.

The low tide was lower than usual and setting a course in line with the wind in the deep parts of the river was challenging. For most of the races the pin end of the starting line was favored, the best starts were made from the middle of the line, away from traffic. Tom Hutton got in a groove and finished 1-1-1 in the last three races.

— Dave Metcalf

Results (Race 31-35)
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2021-2022 Laser Frostbite 6

Gray day with a soft rain and a southwest wind in the 10-15 mph  range.    Air and water temperature both around 41.

John Van Voorhis and Jim Graham ran the races.

Day’s Results

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Thoughts from Farley —

Sunday was an interesting day on the river.  The front mostly came in as expected and the wind built throughout the 3 races.  It was a little different though because while the wind built, it continued to be mostly a southerly.  The wind did generate some waves that were definitely surfable and it was still kind of puffy.  Each race the wind built and started around 10 and was definitely gusting above 20 by the last race.  Oh and it was raining the whole time.  A huge thanks to Jim and John for doing race committee on a nasty day and putting a triangle mark to give us olympic courses!

For myself, I was struggling a bit with my first day out on the laser with high wind in basically 2 years (last year was decidedly not windy for the days I sailed).  The first race I started near the pin and that did not work too well for me since the course was starboard tack and boat favored (I was running late and did not check anything).  I did have some fun downwind tactics in the first race with Ethan where I was able to use the waves and wind to pass him on the inside right before rounding the leeward mark.  The second race the wind had picked up a little more and I was starting to get overpowered.  I snugged up my vang, outhaul, and cunningham to depower and stopped sheeting in quite as much.  I got a little lucky and passed some people that capsized in that race.  Some people went in for the last race.  In the last race, it was getting windy.  This was my “bad” race.  I got stuck in irons 2 times during tacks and capsized 3 times during the race and was generally exhausted by the end (and glad it was the last race).  For the stuck in irons, I did not think my vang was on too hard but I let it off and got the boat moving again before resetting.

All in all it was still a fun day but definitely harder than I was ready for!

So far this season, 30 boats have sailed and 15 have sailed half or more.  Farley is learding the qualifiers, but Steen is way out front among the non-qualifiers and is likely to reach the quali fying threshold.

Cumulative Results Through #6

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