Summer Cats-paw Series – 2015, Race 4

Like last week, at race time, wind conditions were good all over the bay.  Also like last week the conditions soon became challenging and, in spite of valiant efforts and a shortened course, the time limit won.  Except for one boat that managed to round the pin with just three minutes to spare.

Before the race the wind at the dock was 4 – 6 kts. steadily from 280° M, which made I/T a good windward/leeward leg, so the course was set for SADITIDF (4.7 nm.).  Having learned a lesson last week, after three long horn blasts arrangements were announced on VHF68 for shortening the course if necessary.

During the postponement while waiting for the ferry to leave the wind continued to build a little and after the starts the boats made good speed towards I.  When next visible from the dock they were strung out, spinnakers up going dead downwind.  (Even the boat experimenting with reversing the head and the clew was doing well).

Then it all began to fall apart.  Even though the wind at the dock was unchanged the fleet was moving more and more slowly until they were all bunched together in a hole near the tower.  The horn was sounded, the S flag unfurled and the announcement made on VHF for the fleets to round the tower then return to the finish.  This shortened the course by a mile and, based on the wind at the dock could be made on one tack.

However, it took a long while for the fleet to claw their way around the tower, then they were faced with the unusual situation of bands of wind from alternating directions, interspersed with calms.  Sparkle was observed sailing straight from the tower for the dock, tacking several times but never changing her heading until she found the real wind about ¼ mile out.
Due to the unsatisfying nature of the past two races we should plan on using the make-up race #7 on July 31st.  Also, to avoid the postponement for the ferry departure when going to I or Y we are investigating making the nominal start time 6:15 instead of 6:30. The alert signal would be given when the ferry returning from Keystone approaches City Dock.

Apologies for late report,  three days and some anxiety fixing non-booting computer.

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Race 4

Regatta results saved: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:14:33 PM PDT, Information is provisional and subject to modification


Division: PHRF (8 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Rating Skipper Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Time
Allowance
Corrected
Time
Time
Behind
Adjustments Pts
1 81 Sparkle 129 Hupy, Guy, McGinn, Brian 1 20:51:44.0 00:08:10.2 01:49:33.8 00:00:00.0 1.0
TLE 3068 Noname 216 Bolling, Doug & Anne TLE No Time 00:13:40.8 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 278 True North 207 Nolasco, Peter TLE No Time 00:13:06.6 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 26 Ramble 183 Kaplan, Jon TLE No Time 00:11:35.4 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 39650 Pacemaker 161 Barcott, Ed TLE No Time 00:10:11.8 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
TLE 45 Annie Too 153 Pike, Ted TLE No Time 00:09:41.4 No Time No Time TLE 2.0T
DNC 0 Lady Eileen 264 Crabtree, Barrett DNC No Time 00:16:43.2 No Time No Time DNC 9.0T
DNC 1 Second Wind 231 Nicholson, Dwight DNC No Time 00:14:37.8 No Time No Time DNC 9.0T

Notes:

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, July 10, 2015 18:54:00.0, Length (nm) = 3.80

Division: Thunderbird (11 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Rating Skipper Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Adjustments Pts
TLE 172 Boreas Thunderbird Greene, Josh TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 242 Dorado Thunderbird Daubenberger, Joe TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 448 Tzieu Thunderbird Walker, Scott TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 542 Thatuna Thunderbird Lynes, John TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 944 Mabuhay Thunderbird Barron, Greg TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 1144 Blew Bird Thunderbird Dunlap, Piper, Ginther, Dan TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 1190 Raven Thunderbird Blackbird Assoc. TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
TLE 1248 Kuma San Thunderbird Fisher, Larry TLE No Time TLE 1.0T
DNC 243 Caveat Thunderbird Bolling DNC No Time DNC 12.0T
DNC 332 Coco Solo Thunderbird Carey, John DNC No Time DNC 12.0T
DNC 1106 Kolus Thunderbird Edwards, Ed & Sue DNC No Time DNC 12.0T

Notes:

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


 

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Series Standing – 4 races scored

Regatta results saved: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:14:33 PM PDT.  Information is provisional and subject to modification


Division: PHRF (8 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Rating Skipper 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 81 Sparkle 129 Hupy, Guy, McGinn, Brian 3 1 1 1 6.00 1
2 3068 Noname 216 Bolling, Doug & Anne 2 2 9/DNC 2/TLE 15.00 2
3 39650 Pacemaker 161 Barcott, Ed 9/DNC 3 2/TLE 2/TLE 16.00 3
4 45 Annie Too 153 Pike, Ted 9/DNC 5 2/TLE 2/TLE 18.00 4
5 1 Second Wind 231 Nicholson, Dwight 5 4 2/TLE 9/DNC 20.00 5
6 26 Ramble 183 Kaplan, Jon 1 9/DNC 9/DNC 2/TLE 21.00 6
7 278 True North 207 Nolasco, Peter 9/DNC 9/DNC 2/TLE 2/TLE 22.00 7
8 0 Lady Eileen 264 Crabtree, Barrett 4 9/DNC 9/DNC 9/DNC 31.00 8

Notes

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


Division: Thunderbird (11 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Rating Skipper 1 2 3 4 Total
Points
Pos
1 542 Thatuna Thunderbird Lynes, John 6 2 1 1/TLE 10.00 1
2 242 Dorado Thunderbird Daubenberger, Joe 3 1 12/DNC 1/TLE 17.00 2
3 1248 Kuma San Thunderbird Fisher, Larry 5 9/RET 2/TLE 1/TLE 17.00 3
4 1190 Raven Thunderbird Blackbird Assoc. 1 4 12/DNC 1/TLE 18.00 4
5 332 Coco Solo Thunderbird Carey, John 4 3 2/TLE 12/DNC 21.00 5
6 448 Tzieu Thunderbird Walker, Scott 7 5 12/DNC 1/TLE 25.00 6
7 172 Boreas Thunderbird Greene, Josh 12/DNC 12/DNC 2/TLE 1/TLE 27.00 7
8 1144 Blew Bird Thunderbird Dunlap, Piper, Ginther, Dan 2 12/DNC 12/DNC 1/TLE 27.00 8
9 944 Mabuhay Thunderbird Barron, Greg 12/DNC 6 12/DNC 1/TLE 31.00 9
10 1106 Kolus Thunderbird Edwards, Ed & Sue 8 9/RET 2/TLE 12/DNC 31.00 10
11 243 Caveat Thunderbird Bolling 12/DNC 12/DNC 2/TLE 12/DNC 38.00 11

Notes:

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2013-2016
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1
(3) Retired (RET), Did not start (DNS), and disqualification (DSQ) penalty is: Checkins plus 1
(4) Did not compete (DNC) penalty is: Registered boats plus 1

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


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