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.
17 boats participated in one beautiful day of racing and one very wet one. On Saturday, long triangles were used for two twice around races with relatively steady 9 to 11 knot winds, except for a major change in direction during the second lap of the first race. This caused a delay while the course […]
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This week we were dealt a gale warning. While the skippers were consulting their auguries the wind at the Boat Haven, which had been increasing all afternoon, was light and unstable. Speed varied between 3 to 10 kts with occasional gusts, the direction varied 20 or more degrees either side of magnetic West. There was […]
During the day the wind was very light and variable, but by mid afternoon it became warm and sunny and the wind began to strengthen and settle on a steady direction. When the Committee Boat arrived on station to set up the course the wind was 8 -10 kts with a few small, short lulls […]
This week we had a dock start. The wind at the dock was very unstable, 6 – 8 kts. with long lulls to 3 kts and sharp gusts to 12+. The wind direction cycled between 250° and 290°M. The onset of rain did not change the wind.
The wind had been checked earlier at the […]
A little while after the start.
Blew Bird chasing Raven to the tower.
Boreas trying to pass Thatuna.
Eleven boats came out for a warm, sunny evening sail. The wind was a fairly steady 8 kts. and SITF (3.1nm.) provided a good W/L course. The wind built a little after the start […]
Ten boats came out for a beautiful evening of sailing. A tet was set near where “Y” would be for a windward mark and the tower was used for the leeward mark. With a steady NW wind there was hope of twice around, but the wind was diminishing before the first lap so the race […]
Boreas rounds the worlds largest windward mark.
Heading for city dock from the barge.
Race 2 offered several challenges both for the RC and the participants. 9 boats came out and all returned safely. Details inside.