Spring Whitecap Series – 2018. Race 8 and Final Standings

Just results, comments later.

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Spring Whitecap Series 2018 – Race 7 Results and Standings

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 […]

Spring Whitecap Series 2018 – Race 6 Results and Standings

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 […]

Spring Whitecap Series 2018 – Race 5 Results and Standings

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 […]

Distance Series, Port-to-Port Race Results

Eight boats came out on a warm and sunny weekend for this popular, two race, overnight party. The races are part of the Distance Series. The Saturday race had the potential for congestion with the PTYC Opening Day parade and the massed finish of the STYC Race to the Straits pursuit race. These proved to […]

Spring Whitecap Series – 2018 – Race 4 Results

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 […]

Spring Whitecap Series – 2018 – Race 3

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 […]

2018 – Distance Race Series – McCurdy Point Race

It was a cool, but not rainy, race with better than expected winds. Four boats came out and everyone finished in under three hours. Owl was first across the line with an impressive performance beating the three much bigger boats. Next distance race is Port to Port from PT to Port Ludlow with an overnight […]

Spring Whitecap Race 2

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.

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Spring Whitecap Series – 2018, Race 1 Results

Seven boats braved the steady rain to find 8 – 10 kt. winds at City Dock, with little gusting. The Wind Direction was unusual at 085°M. Marks Y and T would have provided a W/L course but, in consideration of the still early sunset, a shorter course (SATAF – 3¼ n.m.) was set. […]