Spring Whitecap Series 2016 – Race 1 Results

Fifteen boats came out to enjoy a warm sunny evening, unusual in that ten were not Thunderbirds.  The wind had been steady from the north, 4 – 6 kts., all afternoon but this turned out to be an April Fool joke.

The course was set for SXGF, nicely aligned for a long downwind leg followed by a near perfect upwind leg to the finish.  Just before the start sequence the wind shifted to NW thus making T a better turning mark than G, but it was decided not to make a change at that late stage and the sequence went ahead.  The wind died with the Alert signal but the sequence was allowed to run on in the hope of the wind’s return.  However, the Postponement flag went up before the Preparatory flag came down.

The next 35 minutes were frustrating, there was wind just north of the Maritime Center Pier, and also a few hundred yards east of City Dock, but no way to get to it and it wasn’t coming closer.  In the starting area kitten’s paws appeared to be moving in circles, the patches of wind on the water were about ten feet in diameter.  The delay did provide opportunities to retrieve the windward mark which was drifting away, and to shorten the course to SXTF.

Finally, the wind seemed to steady in direction and, although the boats barely had steerage-way, and reportedly there was a bit of fending off, both fleets got started.  Once they reached the wind off the Maritime Center we had a boat race.  There was a good spinnaker run to the Tower, there was even wind in the vicinity of the Tower.  The wind never returned to the starting area, dying a few hundred yards east of the pin. It was interesting watching finishing boats, most of which had apparently tacked too soon, trying to round F to starboard while the current carried them north.  Following boats caught up with the leaders and benefited from observing the leader’s difficulties.

Due to the late start, darkness fell before the last boats finished and for the final two boats the mark was invisible to the RC.  The times taken are for when the boats completed their final turn.  Next week we will pack a flashlight.

NOTE:- Next week (April 08) we will have a dock start again as the committee boat skipper had to go to Cabo San Lucas.

 

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Race 1

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Saturday, April 2, 2016 12:12:15 AM PDT


Division: PHRF (10 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 19:50:15.0 00:06:23.1 01:03:51.9 00:00:00.0 1.0
2 106 Bluefin Jacus, David 177 2 20:02:00.0 00:08:45.7 01:13:14.3 00:09:22.4 2.0
3 226 Martha Schoona Martha, Foundation 111 3 20:05:52.0 00:05:29.7 01:20:22.3 00:16:30.5 3.0
4 60794 Lady Eileen Crabtree, Barrett 249 4 20:13:20.0 00:12:19.5 01:21:00.5 00:17:08.6 4.0
5 36 Norma Mae Arsulich, James 147 5 20:17:35.0 00:07:16.6 01:30:18.4 00:26:26.5 5.0
6 S Cito Rankins, Sean 250 6 20:26:25.0 00:12:22.5 01:34:02.5 00:30:10.6 6.0
7T T Second Wind Nicholson, Dwight 231 7 No Time 00:11:26.1 -00:11:26.1 -01:15:17.9 RET 11.0T
7T l Limfjord Leach, Peter 230 8 No Time 00:11:23.1 -00:11:23.1 -01:15:15.0 RET 11.0T
DNS 8868 Desperado 120 DNS No Time 00:05:56.4 No Time No Time DNS 11.0T
DNS 8871 505 120 DNS No Time 00:05:56.4 No Time No Time DNS 11.0T

Notes

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, April 1, 2016 18:40:00.0, Length (nm) = 2.97


Division: Thunderbird (5 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Rating Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Adjustments Pts
1 1248 Kuma San Yarbrough, Satch Thunderbird 1 19:57:57.0 1.0
2 542 Thatuna Lynes, John, Heumann, Jim Thunderbird 2 20:03:42.0 2.0
3 1190 Raven Blackbird , Associates Thunderbird 3 20:04:35.0 3.0
4 114 Impulse Bolling, Brian Thunderbird 4 20:07:47.0 4.0
5 448 Tzieu Walker, Scott Thunderbird 5 20:24:40.0 5.0

Notes

(1) Start Date/Time = Friday, April 1, 2016 18:45:00.0, Length (nm) = 2.97

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

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