The Tour-de-Bay was the fourth and final race of the Distance series.
The course set was SBHGIYTBF, 11.9 nm. The start, from City Dock, was delayed by half an hour for lack of wind. For the early part of the race there was good wind East of a line from Point Hudson to Indian Island […]
The TOUR-de-BAY Distance Race is this Sunday, July 29 th.
This race provides a challenging change from short W/L courses.
An approximately 15 nm. course, depending on wind, set inside the bay.
With multiple legs varying from .5 to 3 nm., using all points of sail, […]
When the CB reached the starting area the wind was a patchy 3 – 5 kts. from 330° M, making IG a good W/L course, but before the line could be set the wind veered to 360°. This made C a good windward mark but there was not a corresponding leeward mark as the spare […]
Strong winds and a building chop provided excitement and challenge. The wind was varying around Westerly and climbing from 12 kts. when the CB left the Boat Haven. SYTF was set as a good windward/leeward course, with the first leg kept short so the starting area was in smoother water. The wind continued to climb […]
Just results, commentary later.
The weather forecast models for race day were in unusual agreement – wind 6 kts increasing to 7 at 16:00 (vast overestimate) – wind direction SE ish at 11:00 backing to N ish by 16:00 (unfortunately, accurate) – occasional light showers (the occasion was most of the regatta and they were not light).
This year […]
The Committee Boat left the Boat Haven with a light Northwesterly and set the S/F line between I and T. Once set it was noticed that the wind increased a little and changed direction. The CB raised anchor twice to reset a square line but by start time was about back where it began. The […]
The original hope for the evening was to have enough of our regular wind to run two races to make up for last week’s cancellation. Aeolus laughed!
The Committee Boat left the marina with the normal light Northwesterly breeze but beyond the breakwater the air was very light and confused as to direction. While waiting […]
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We had a very good race. SYTF was pretty darn close to spot on with the wind direction. About 7 knots at the start and over 10 at the finish. 10 boats came out for an all Thunderbird event. We had a general recall at the first try so the start time was 18:25.