Classic Mariner’s Regatta, 2018 – Results

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 was rotated almost 90 deg. before race two.  The 8 to 10 knot wind (announced by an enormous thunderclap) was steady on Sunday, but so was the rain. As Stig pointed out, “That was very wet rain.”

Lucky Star accepted a handicap reduction to join the A fleet, and still had a good performance. Some controversy over Hakoom’s finish on Sunday is discussed after the results.

Thanks to Barb Trailer & Co. the food, beverages, and camaraderie were excellent. Gravenstein was an excellent and accommodating Committee Boat, and the crew of Martha J were speedy and responsive.

This year over half the boats were from quite a way out of town.  Thank you all for making the effort and helping to make the CMR a success once again.

 

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By |2018-06-04T15:51:35+00:00June 4th, 2018|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Classic Mariner’s Regatta

Bertram adjusts the pole. CMR 2015. Photo by Ace Spragg, NW Maritime Center.

Bertram adjusts the pole. CMR 2015. Photo by Ace Spragg, NW Maritime Center.

Only 13 boats participated in this year’s CMR.  It has been suggested that better promotion is needed.

The first course was set in a NE breeze around 7 knots.  As conditions began to deteriorate, it was decided to shorten the course for classes B and Schooners.  With a northerly breeze near town and a southerly breeze on the south side of the Bay, a windless whole formed near Boat Haven and it was feared that no boats would be able to finish in the 2 hour limit.  Fortunately, a NW breeze saved the day and all but two boats finished.

The second race was on that NW wind around 8 to 10, and all boats still participating finished easily.

The long Sunday race went off well despite your’s truly (Myron) setting two marks early in the morning that went away!  One was near Buoy 2, which then became the number 2 mark and the other was the tet near the Fort that was replaced by the one mark still in place–the orange fender.  Annie Too made a great move to go into the inlet while other boats stayed west of the mark.  She had a very significant lead when re-rounding #2 and going back into the Bay, but as the winds weakened, Sparkle took command and factored out a minute ahead of Annie Too.  Classes A and B finished so close together that there was no need to announce any time limits after the first boat of each class finished.

Overall, a beautiful weekend to race.  Thanks to all participants and the many folks who made the event possible.

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By |2015-06-08T19:05:27+00:00June 7th, 2015|Racing on the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Classic Mariners Regatta Results

Lovely weekend well spent for the boats that came out for the 2014 edition of the Classic Mariners Regatta. All the classes saw close racing and in more than one there was a one point difference between first and second, and one more point between second and third.

We had good conditions, if a bit spotty on Sunday for the longer race.  27 boats participated.  Because there were only three 6 Meter entries and only 4 T-birds, they got the first start together (though scored as separate classes). There was only one schooner that didn’t want to sail in A class (think MARTHA and LUCKY STAR) so they raced with the B class.  Thus there were 4 starts for 5 classes.

The “inshore” class was a bit problematic since we had two planning dinghies (TRUDY and CHARM) and two non-planning inshore boats (FETCH and FREYA).

The RC Committee’s Choice award was a hard call.  There were no examples of exemplary sportsmanship or mind bending strategies.  We thought about DORADO, since with Daubie’s influence they give a cheer to the RC after every race.  We considered SPARKLE, since they gave a beer to one of the mark boats (and placed first in every A race).  Finally we chose FREYA–excellent sailing, fun attitude and an all woman crew.

In the end, SASKIA II took home first in the Six Meter class by one point over ST. FRANCIS V. SPARKLE, who has been strong all year, took home first in PHRF A. and MYRICA got first in PHRF B by one point over VITO DUMAS (followed by AURA, one point behind for third). No surprise in T-Birds where DORADO was the winner, and CHARM won the inshore class.

There was also a memorial flag this year for Don Haviland, one of the PTSA’s founders and a long time wooden boat stalwart.  It will be at his memorial service. Full results follow the break.

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By |2014-06-10T16:36:54+00:00June 10th, 2014|Racing on the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation, Wood boats|0 Comments