Midsummer Regatta 2017 A Great Success

It was a beautiful day on the water, with a few sunburns. Steady winds until a shift at the last race, but we got off 6 races and I think everyone was done by that time.


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Summer Cat’s Paw Series 2017 – Race 3

Just the results and series standings.


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Distance Race Series 2017, Port to Port Races – Results and Series Standings

The Southbound race Saturday afternoon started with a light Northwesterly which only got lighter and more variable.  In the end the time limit was extended as two boats were within five minutes of the line and the last had already retired.

The start of the Northbound race on Sunday was delayed half an hour waiting for a light Northerly breeze to enter the bay.  The ebb increased the apparent wind and all boats finished well within the  time limit.
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Summer Cat’s Paw Series 2017 – Race 2

Last week’s race was unusual in that we sailed a triangle (SBTF – 4.1 nm.) in a 3 – 8 kt. wind which slowly veered from NE to NW appropriately timed to create three windward legs.  Additionally, rounding the finish mark took unplanned extra tacks due to the strong current running NE.  This week the wind was stronger but not necessarily steadier.  Before the start the wind was around 8 kts. mainly 285 deg.  Either YG or IT  would  be fair compromises for windward/leeward  legs so, to make it interesting, SDYGTIDF  (6.2 nm.) was set.  After the start the wind became much more variable.  At the dock it averaged 8 – 10 kts., with short gusts 13+ kts and long lulls below 4 kts.  the challenge was that the lulls were below 250 deg and the gusts were above 270.  It was later reported that the winds behaved similarly but were stronger in the middle of the bay.  So the course carefully set for windward/leeward legs became almost entirely reaching.


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Midsummer Regatta June 24, 2017

Multiple races with trophies and a barbecue after!  Click here for more details.