Summer Cat’s-paw – 2015, Race 3

This race started out with great promise.  Ten boats turned out even though it was a holiday weekend.  The wind had been building during the afternoon and as race time approached, on the dock, it measured 5 – 8 kts. with occasional stronger gusts.  The wind direction was 350º M which made MT a perfect windward/leeward course.  The wind outside the bay appeared stronger than inside and the current ½ mile east of Pt Hudson at 19:00 was only a ¼ kt. ebb, so course SMTBF was set.  The return to B rather than M was in consideration of the ebb increasing to 0.4 kts.

All started well and things went to plan until the boats were about 1/3 of the way to T, when the wind softened and backed to varying between 270º M and 240º M and the downwind leg became a close reach.  By the time the fleet was about 1¼ miles from T the wind had died to the point that occasionally boats appeared to be moving backwards in the current.  After 40 minutes of this an attempt was made to shorten course and have the fleets come back from T straight to F.  A general call on VHF 68 elicited only two responses.  Another call naming each boat individually did no better.  As the leading boat was nearing the tower, in a move of desperation, the RC started repeated multiple horn blasts accompanied with vigorous waving of the S flag and holding high the F board, having no idea of the audibility or visibility of these activities at 1.5 miles distance.  Apparently everyone eventually figured it out, some by checking in with the RC on VHF.

While the fleet was working its way around the tower, the wind did fill in a little from the SW to about 3 kts but it was very patchy and it was necessary to be lucky or skilled or both to make progress with the time limit looming.   Two boats managed to beat the time limit, one from each fleet. Sparkle beat the limit easily by almost half an hour, Thatuna had six minutes to spare.  Boreas missed by only 15 sec. and it was painful to watch Second Wind sit still about a hundred feet from the line as the final five minutes ticked away.

It was noticed later, when reviewing the wind history at the mill for Friday encompassing the period of the race, it appeared to have only small similarities to what we saw on the water and at the dock.  While they did show large variations in wind speed it was generally stronger than we saw.  Also the direction was generally NW at the mill, there was not the southerly component in it that we found in patches on the water.  Our confidence in the mill as a forecasting tool is now on a par with most of the other weather sites.  Those not on a par are useless.

This week we welcomed back True North (Pearson 28) an infrequent visitor, such a pity we couldn’t keep the wind turned on to make her feel welcome.

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Race 3

Information is provisional and subject to modification. Regatta results saved: Sunday, July 5, 2015 3:30:32 PM PDT


Division: PHRF (8 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 19:56:52.0 00:10:57.9 01:10:54.1 00:00:00.0 1.0
TLE 1 Second Wind Nicholson, Dwight 231 TLE No Time 00:19:38.1 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 278 True North Nolasco, Peter 207 TLE No Time 00:17:35.7 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 39650 Pacemaker Barcott, Ed 161 TLE No Time 00:13:41.1 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 45 Annie Too Pike, Ted 153 TLE No Time 00:13:00.3 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
DNC 0 Lady Eileen Crabtree, Barrett 264 DNC No Time 00:22:26.4 No Time No Time DNC 9.0T
DNC 3068 Noname Bolling, Doug & Anne 216 DNC No Time 00:18:21.6 No Time No Time DNC 9.0T
DNC 26 Ramble Kaplan, Jon 183 DNC No Time 00:15:33.3 No Time No Time DNC 9.0T

Notes:

 (1) Start Date/Time = Friday, July 3, 2015 18:35:00.0, Length (nm) = 5.10

Division: Thunderbird (10boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Rating Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Adjustments Pts
1 542 Thatuna Lynes, John Thunderbird 1 20:33:31.0 1.0
TLE 172 Boreas Greene, Josh Thunderbird TLE No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 332 Coco Solo Carey, John Thunderbird TLE No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 1106 Kolus Edwards, Ed & Sue Thunderbird TLE No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 1190 Raven Blackbird Assoc. Thunderbird TLE No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 1248 Kuma San Fisher, Larry Thunderbird TLE No Time TLE 2.0T
DNC 242 Dorado Daubenberger, Joe Thunderbird DNC No Time DNC 11.0T
DNC 448 Tzieu Walker, Scott Thunderbird DNC No Time DNC 11.0T
DNC 944 Mabuhay Barron, Greg Thunderbird DNC No Time DNC 11.0T
DNC 1144 Blew Bird Dunlap, Piper, Ginther, Dan Thunderbird DNC No Time DNC 11.0T

Notes

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, July 3, 2015 18:40:00.0, Length (nm) = 5.10

Information is provisional and subject to modification.  Principal Race Officer: DAB


 

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Series Standing – 3 races scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification.Regatta results saved: Sunday, July 5, 2015 3:30:32 PM PDT


Division: PHRF (8 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 Total
Points
Pos
1 81 Sparkle Hupy, Guy, McGinn, Brian 3 1 1 5.00 1
2 1 Second Wind Nicholson, Dwight 5 4 2/TLE 11.00 2
3 3068 Noname Bolling, Doug & Anne 2 2 9/DNC 13.00 3
4 39650 Pacemaker Barcott, Ed 9/DNC 3 2/TLE 14.00 4
5 45 Annie Too Pike, Ted 9/DNC 5 2/TLE 16.00 5
6 26 Ramble Kaplan, Jon 1 9/DNC 9/DNC 19.00 6
7 278 True North Nolasco, Peter 9/DNC 9/DNC 2/TLE 20.00 7
8 0 Lady Eileen Crabtree, Barrett 4 9/DNC 9/DNC 22.00 8

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 3 Total
Points
Pos
1 1190 Raven Blackbird Assoc. 1 4 2/TLE 7.00 1
2 542 Thatuna Lynes, John 6 2 1 9.00 2
3 332 Coco Solo Carey, John 4 3 2/TLE 9.00 3
4 242 Dorado Daubenberger, Joe 3 1 11/DNC 15.00 4
5 1248 Kuma San Fisher, Larry 5 9/RET 2/TLE 16.00 5
6 1106 Kolus Edwards, Ed & Sue 8 9/RET 2/TLE 19.00 6
7 448 Tzieu Walker, Scott 7 5 11/DNC 23.00 7
8 172 Boreas Greene, Josh 11/DNC 11/DNC 2/TLE 24.00 8
9 1144 Blew Bird Dunlap, Piper, Ginther, Dan 2 11/DNC 11/DNC 24.00 9
10 944 Mabuhay Barron, Greg 11/DNC 6 11/DNC 28.00 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


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