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Distance Series – McCurdy Point Race, 2019

Before the start the wind was varying between 340° & 010°M, 2 – 5 kts. By the start the wind had steadied on 330° and built to 6 – 7 kts with the occasional gust to 9. It was sunny and warm, a beautiful day for a race.

Unfortunately, as the fleet was approaching McCurdy Point, the wind died to the point that they were unable to progress against the building flood. Nobody finished.

Next up in the  Distance Series is the ever popular P to P race and party on May 18/19 weekend (more…)

By |2019-04-22T01:23:00-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

April Whitecap Series 2019 – PHRF Race 3, Results and Standings

The Committee Boat was suffering from an electrical malaise. The start was from the dock, where the wind was from NW, variable at 3 – 5 kts. A multi-leg course, SYTCBF (5.86 nm.), was posted, each leg being on a different point of sail and the course having the ability to be shortened at C should the wind die. SY was a reach along the waterfront,  YT almost directly downwind, TC was a port tack fetch (except for the last 1/4 mile when boats were increasingly headed. CB was an increasingly close reach with the tide, while the leg to the finish was with the tide and was also an increasingly close reach. During the race the wind at the dock grew to 9 kts but from observation, while variable it was not of this strength over most of the course. (more…)

By |2019-04-21T23:27:09-07:00April 20th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

April Whitecap Series 2019 – Thunderbird Race 3 Results

The intent was to run two races with short legs and plenty of mark roundings to emphasize close tactical sailing. The wind while setting up the course was 3 – 4 kts from the Southeast.  Temporary mark W was set towards Indian Island and the S/F line set about 1/3 nm to the NW of it. Course SWFWF was posted. By start time the wind had risen to 4 -6 kts. and by the first return to F there were gusts to 9 kts. Then the wind began to veer and soften, and after the finish, moved to the NW and died. The planned second race was forestalled by the fleet returning to harbor. (more…)

By |2019-04-21T01:32:39-07:00April 19th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Next Up In Distance Series – McCurdy Point Race This Saturday

ALERT! McCURDY POINT RACE  ALERT!

 

McCurdy Point Race, 2019 – Addendum to PTSA Sailing Instructions

SCHEDULE – Saturday April 20st. The Warning Signal will be at 12:00 hrs. from City Dock.

RULES – As in 2019 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races except as amended herein.

COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round the McCurdy Point Buoy (Red, #4) to Port. Cross the Finish line at City Dock towards SW. The Red Pt. Hudson Bell Buoy #2 is to be left to shore-ward as usual. The Red #6 buoy North of Pt Wilson is to be left to Starboard when Westbound and to Port on return. Course distance is 11.4 nm.

CLASSES – All boats will start together and race with a PHRF handicap.

IDENTIFICATION – All boats, especially visitors, check in with the RC at the City Dock before the start to make sure their PHRF rating is recorded.

SHORTENED COURSE – There is no provision for shortening course. However, if conditions make it advisable to round Red Buoy #6 and return, participants should reach agreement on VHF Ch. 68 before the first boat reaches that point. Notify the RC of the course change when reporting finish time.

TIME LIMIT – There is no time limit.

FINISH TIMES – The finish will be unmanned. Each boat will record their finish time, preferably to the second (use GPS or cell phone time) and note the names of the nearest boats ahead of, and astern of them (if visible). This information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs to racecommittee@ptsail.org. or DNF will be assumed.

REQUESTS BY USCG – (extra requirements for the race permit).

— All vessels must be aware of COLREGS Rule 10 (Traffic Separation Schemes) and must comply with such regardless of their competitive position at the time.

— Particular caution is to be used headed outbound in the Southbound VTS lane. Any boat impeding Commercial traffic is to be DSQ. A boat may use her motor for avoidance provided she does not

improve her competitive position.

— All vessels should monitor VHF Ch. 05A.

By |2019-04-15T21:48:29-07:00April 15th, 2019|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

Distance Race Series 2019 – Bush Point Results

Four boats came out in the face of a forecast for a Southerly gale. The wind at  City Dock after the start was coming from 175°M at 13 Kts. with gusts to 16. Reportedly, after the boats rounded Marrowstone Point they found 30+ kt. southerly winds and 3 foot seas. Magic Bus retired with a broken main halyard. Knot Raven, equipped with reef points, wisely retired, apparently before breaking anything. Owl did not report a finish..


Distance Series 2019

Bush Point Race

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Monday, April 15, 2019 8:01:57 PM PDT


PHRF

Start Date/Time = Saturday, April 13, 2019    10:09:00.0,     Length (nm) = 14.90

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Rating Finish
Order
Finish
Time
Time
Allowance
Corrected
Time
Time
Behind
Adjust. Pts
1 18944 Sir Isaac Bailey, John 93 1 12:41:34.0 00:23:05.7 02:09:28.3 00:00:00.0 1.0
DNF 549 Knot Raven Bolling, Brian 198 DNF No Time 00:49:10.2 No Time No Time DNF 5.0T
DNF 643 Owl Dunning, Dale 198 DNF No Time 00:49:10.2 No Time No Time DNF 5.0T
DNF 1069 Magic Bus Dunlap, Piper 198 DNF No Time 00:49:10.2 No Time No Time DNF 5.0T

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2017-2020
(2) RRS A9 (Series Longer than a Regatta) is in effect.
(3) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

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


Version 7.5.5: Scoring by JavaScore, Open Source available at http://www.gromurph.org/javascore

By |2019-04-16T16:24:36-07:00April 15th, 2019|PHRF, Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

April Whitecap Series, 2019 – PHRF Race 2

This was yet another drifter, but much better attended than last week. The wind was steadily from 350°M which made C & G the only usable W/L permanent marks. The CB set the S/F line between them near the middle of the bay where the wind was strongest, at 2 – 3 kts., occasionally 4+. Course SCFGF was posted which allowed for shortening course on the downwind leg. The wind became increasingly light and fluky as the fleet approached C and then, except for the odd cat’s paw, died. There was still a little wind at the CB, enough to fill the Chutes of those who managed to reach it. The course was shortened, to 1.44 nm., at the CB but only four boats managed to cross the line within the time limit (the fourth was exactly, to the second, 20 mins. behind the first). The rest were not even close or had given up trying.

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By |2019-04-14T11:53:43-07:00April 13th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Distance Races

ALERT Bush Pt. Race 10:00am April 13, City Dock ALERT

 

Bush Point Race – Addendum to PTSA 2019 Sailing Instructions

SCHEDULE – Saturday April 13 th. The Warning signal will be at 10:00 hrs on City Dock.

RULES – As in 2019 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races, except as amended herein.

COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round mark “SC” to port (it’s the yellow mid-channel buoy West of Bush Point). Cross the Finish line at City Dock towards SW. Course distance is 14.9 nm.

CLASSES – All boats will start together and race with a PHRF handicap.

IDENTIFICATION – All boats, especially visitors, check in with the RC at the City Dock before the start to make sure their PHRF rating is recorded.

SHORTENED COURSE – There is no provision for shortening course.

TIME LIMIT – There is no time limit.

FINISH TIMES – The finish will be unmanned. Each boat will record their finish time, preferably to the second (use GPS or cell phone time) and note the names of the nearest boats ahead and behind them (if visible). All this information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs after the finish to racecommittee@ptsail.org.

REQUESTS FROM USCG – All vessels must be aware of COLREGS Rule 10 (Traffic Separation  Schemes) and must comply with such regardless of their competitive  position at the time.

– All vessels should monitor VHF Ch 05A.


ALERT! McCurdy Pt. race noon April 20, City Dock ALERT!

By |2019-04-12T21:11:02-07:00April 11th, 2019|PHRF, Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

April Whitecap Series, 2019, Thunderbird – Race 2 Results

Before The Start

This week’s race was unusual in that the wind at the committee boat was, with minor variations, steadily from 270°M for the whole race, while its velocity rose slowly from 11 – 12 kts. to 13 – 15 kts. Course SYTF (3.4 nm.) aligned perfectly for windward/leeward. At the start much of the fleet gathered at the pin end of the line (it was slightly favored) leaving plenty of maneuvering room and clear air for the rest. On the first leg the right side of the course proved the better. The downwind leg was reported as boring. The wind in the vicinity of the Tower was fairly steady but had backed enough that the final leg appeared to be a Port Tack fetch until close to the finish. The currents around the tower were reported as troublesome. As would be expected in steady conditions, racing was close with five boats crossing the line in 2 minutes. (more…)

By |2019-04-12T21:23:45-07:00April 11th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments