Spring White-cap Series 2015 – Race 2

Nobody sailing around here can say the wind is predictable, especially this time of the year. Friday was even stranger than usual. At noon it was blowing 25 – 30 mph from the South, but by the time for setting up a race course it had dropped to where there were patches of wind to 5 kts. but the direction was constantly changing from SE to NW and points between. After a long while spent trying to discern a trend, the course was set for SYTF (which turned out to be a good guess for the eventual start). Fifteen minutes before the start the wind pretty much died completely, with the occasional puff coming from random directions. The postponement flag was hoisted with the expectation of having to change the course if the wind came back from yet another direction.

After a 20 min. postponement the fleet was getting restless and there was a hint of a breeze from the NW so the start sequence was begun. As the sequence progressed the wind continued to build to about 6 kts., for a while, then started to soften again and by the time the first boats had rounded the weather mark it was back to light puffs from all directions.

The RC decided to shorten the course and through a combination of flags, horns and Ch 68 managed to spread the message to come straight back over the SF line from the windward mark. This disadvantaged the leading two boats who were nearing the line but well to the right of the course to the finish, however this did not change their finish order. The rest of the fleet was still in the vicinity of the windward mark. The wind continued light and shifty. Boats carrying spinnakers were steadily hardening up as they approached the line then switching to jibs for the last few boat-lengths. Some boats had to actually tack (on a “downwind” leg) to clear the pin and two got carried past the outside of the pin and had to work their way back.

The weather record from the mill, below, shows clearly the difficult conditions encountered during this race. Of particular interest is the wind direction chart during the evening.

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Fourteen boats came out for the evening, after the downpour passed. The PHRF fleet was doubled from last week and there were ten T-birds (another record). Mabuhey hasn’t been out for quite a while, welcome back.

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Race 2

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Friday, April 3, 2015 10:59:55 PM PDT


Division: PHRF (4 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Rating Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Time
Allowance
Corrected
Time
Time
Behind
Adjustments Pts
1 81 Sparkle Hupy, Guy, McGinn, Brian 129 1 19:27:32.0 00:02:32.2 00:29:59.8 00:00:00.0 1.0
2 1719 Pacifica Jones, Doug 130 2 19:37:57.0 00:02:33.4 00:40:23.6 00:10:23.8 2.0
3 39650 pacemaker Barcott, Ed. 161 3 19:40:59.0 00:03:10.0 00:42:49.0 00:12:49.2 3.0
4 NM Norma Mae Arselich, James 148 4 No Time 00:02:54.6 -00:02:54.6 -00:32:54.4 RET 5.0

Notes

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, April 3, 2015 18:55:00.0, Length (nm) = 1.18


Division: Thunderbird (10 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Rating Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Adjustments Pts
1 1144 Blew Bird Ginther, Dan, Dunlap, Piper Thunderbird 1 19:39:51.0 1.0
2 1190 Raven Blackbird Assoc. Thunderbird 2 19:40:03.0 2.0
3 448 Tzieu Walker, Scott Thunderbird 3 19:41:58.0 3.0
4 542 Thatuna Lynes, John Thunderbird 4 19:43:25.0 4.0
5 242 Dorado Daubenburger, Joe Thunderbird 5 19:46:49.0 5.0
6 944 Mabuhay Barron, Greg Thunderbird 6 19:51:24.0 6.0
7 173 Boreas Greene, Josh Thunderbird 7 19:54:04.0 7.0
8 1106 Kolus Edwards, Ed & Sue Thunderbird 8 19:54:55.0 8.0
9 1248 Kuma San Fisher, Larry Thunderbird 9 19:55:29.0 9.0
10 840 Rowdy Fry, Jerry Thunderbird 10 20:06:05.0 10.0

Notes

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, April 3, 2015 19:00:00.0, Length (nm) = 1.18

Information is provisional and subject to modification

Principal Race Officer: DAB


Version 7.2.2: Regatta scoring by JavaScore, an Open Source project available at http://www.gromurph.org/javascore

 

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Series Standing – 2 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Friday, April 3, 2015 10:59:55 PM PDT


Division: PHRF (4 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 Total
Points
Pos
1 81 Sparkle Hupy, Guy, McGinn, Brian 1 1 2.00 1
2 1719 Pacifica Jones, Doug 5/DNC 2 7.00 2
3 NM Norma Mae Arselich, James 2 5/RET 7.00 3
4 39650 pacemaker Barcott, Ed. 5/DNC 3 8.00 4

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1


Division: Thunderbird (10 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 Total
Points
Pos
1 1144 Blew Bird Ginther, Dan, Dunlap, Piper 4 1 5.00 1
2 542 Thatuna Lynes, John 1 4 5.00 2
3 242 Dorado Daubenburger, Joe 2 5 7.00 3
4 448 Tzieu Walker, Scott 7 3 10.00 4
5 1190 Raven Blackbird Assoc. 9 2 11.00 5
6 1106 Kolus Edwards, Ed & Sue 3 8 11.00 6
7 173 Boreas Greene, Josh 5 7 12.00 7
8 1248 Kuma San Fisher, Larry 6 9 15.00 8
9 944 Mabuhay Barron, Greg 11/DNC 6 17.00 9
10 840 Rowdy Fry, Jerry 8 10 18.00 10

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Information is provisional and subject to modification

Principal Race Officer: DAB


Version 7.2.2: Regatta scoring by JavaScore, an Open Source project available at http://www.gromurph.org/javascore

 

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