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
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
PTSA White Cap Series Race 5
Sixteen boats (the most this year, so far) came out to enjoy a warm sunny evening. Satch Yarbrough provided Stepn Annie as the committee boat (thanks Satch). The wind was a fairly steady 8 kts. but it varied from 300 deg which would make Y-G a windward-leeward course and 270 deg , a windward-leeward for Y-T, so the committee guessed wrongly and set SYTF. The forecast predicted the wind strengthening so we set twice around. Instead the wind softened and the usual hole developed near the tower and three boats were unable to finish within the time limit.
Most boats were early at the start line and were observed desperately trying to slow down. Dorado avoided being OCS by millimeters. Annie Too relearned the hard way that we cross the SF line at the end of each lap of a multilap course.
This week we welcomed Aura ( Ward Fey) from Deer Harbor to join us. Unfortunately Aura was one of the boats that ran out of time (not very hospitable!).
The golf handicap results are included again. Based on last week’s G handicap results – Rowdy, Annie Too and Kolus each gained 10 sec., Raven and Coco Solo each gained 5 sec.
continue reading » White Cap 2013 Race 5
Photo by Craig Wester
This week we were fortunate to have a committee boat (YEA!), Jon Kaplan’s Ramble. Thanks Jon! With Ramble between the I and T marks we could set a windward-leeward twice around course. The wind was about 12 kts gusting to 18 or so, pretty ideal conditions. Many boats ran the line for the start and it got crowded at the pin. Silent Way was forced over early but apparently didn’t hear the recall.
An erroneous PHRF rating for Martha has been corrected. Everyone should check the ratings we are using in case other errors exist.
Once again the regular results are followed by the “Golf Handicap” results. Based on last weeks race Raven and Thatuna each added 10 secs. and Sirocco and Second wind each added 5. Overall standings for the series will be calculated when the series is over.
continue reading » White Cap 2013 Race 4
Doug and Ann out in RAVEN on another blustery evening looking good and going fast. Photo by Wendy Feltham.
This week nine boats came out to enjoy a warmer evening than the past two races. The wind was from the west and hovered around 18 – 20 kts. which made for a fast race, everyone finishing within an hour. The course was SITBF. The ‘D’ mark would have been included but it was accidentally left on the dock.
Once again we include a second set of results for this race using the golf handicap. Based on last week’s results Raven and Second Wind each gain 10 seconds while Thatuna and Sirocco each gain 5.
continue reading » White Cap 2013 Race 3 Results