Wind at start was very unstable, 2 to 8 kts oscillating between 210 deg & 300 deg., 12 kt gusts from 240 deg. Course set SDYTYDF (5.3 nm). From S to Y very gusty and variable, from Y to T apparently softer and steadier. After T the fleets crossed a wind-line into stronger wind (12 – 14 kts at the dock) apparently from the general direction of Y. The return from Y to the finish was an exciting reach, on the edge of control, with the building wind gusting over 20 kts.
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Bush Point Race – Addendum to PTSA Sailing Instructions
SCHEDULE – Saturday July 1st. The Warning signal will be at 10:00 hrs on City Dock.
RULES – As in 2017 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races except as amended herein.
COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round mark “SC” to port (its 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). This information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs after the finish to firstname.lastname@example.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.
It was a beautiful day on the water, with a few sunburns. Steady winds until a shift at the last race, but we got off 6 races and I think everyone was done by that time.
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The Southbound race Saturday afternoon started with a light Northwesterly which only got lighter and more variable. In the end the time limit was extended as two boats were within five minutes of the line and the last had already retired.
The start of the Northbound race on Sunday was delayed half an hour waiting for a light Northerly breeze to enter the bay. The ebb increased the apparent wind and all boats finished well within the time limit.
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