Busy sailing weekend ahead
The series that was too fun to stop continues Friday. The six race White Cap Series had a possible make up race scheduled for this Friday. All six races were run, the series scored and completed, but no one could think of a reason not to have a race this Friday (May 17). Look for a dock start.
Over 20 multihulls, from hot little Weta tri's to the Formula 40, DRAGON, are scheduled to be racing in PT this weekend. A number of them are looking for crew for a Protection Island race on Saturday, and in-shore bay races on Sunday. The skipper's meeting will be at 8 AM on Saturday under the marina facing porch by the Shanghai and Pt Hudson Cafe. If you'd like to crew, that's where you should be, too.
The second day of the NW Multihull Regatta started with drizzle and variable winds that yielded to sunny with good, if spotty, winds.
There were three races in the Bay with a fourth that went to the Maritime Center Buoy, as suggested by Piper after he peeked around the corner. The winds were becoming very spotty in the bay, but were fine in Admiralty Inlet. The last race may have been the best, condition wise. Unfortunately, despite the RC announcement that boats should keep the #2 buoy to shore-ward, our response to a radio question about this, and the same in the SI’s, four of the seven boats in the last race went inside the buoy!
continue reading » NW Multihull 2013 Final results
17 Multihulls came to PT for a weekend of sailing.
Saturday morning there was a one hour delay for enough breeze to safely start 13 boats on a short start line. Unfortunately things didn’t get better for the 13 boats sailing to Protection Island. 6 boats finsihed by 1830 and two more were painfully close.
The 4 Wetas had better breeze in the Bay with 4 fun races.
Results after the break.
continue reading » NW Multihull Regatta Saturday Results
Interested in sailing on a multihull? They’re looking for crew.
Northwest Multihull Association is proud to sponsor a new event this year, a regatta exclusively for multihulls from 14 feet up. Based at Port Hudson Marina in scenic, historic Port Townsend, we’ll have 2 days of distance and buoy racing, evening events on shore and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of similarly afflicted souls. There’s fun for the whole family, even a rating adjustment for young sailors in the crew!
Fifteen boats came out to enjoy a warm sunny evening for the last race of the series, the only thing missing was the wind. After a forty minute postponement the breeze began to fill in enough to get a start but never really settled on a strength or direction. The course was SBTBF, and all but one boat finished within the time limit. Congratulations to Pegasus and Martha for running away from the rest of the fleet and needing a tiebreaker, and well done Dorado for snapping at their heels.
Once again we include the results for this race using the “golf” handicap ratings. This week Martha and Pacemaker gained 10 sec. and Coco Solo, Rush and Kolus each gained 5. The overall results using this system have been tabulated and, in spite of some boats racking up considerable improvements of their handicap, no changes occurred in any boat’s position in the results. A spread sheet of the detailed results is available if you are interested.
continue reading » White Cap 2013 Race 6 and Final Results
Photo by Wendy Feltham
Photos from the final 2013 White Cap Series race, number 6. Check back, we’ll add more as they come in.
More photos after the break.
continue reading » White Cap Series Race 6 Photos