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 […]
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.
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. […]
Many of us woke to a hailstorm with one big clap of thunder and almost rolled over. Fortunately 30+ skippers showed up for the Skipper’s Meeting, and 26 boats ended up participating on the water. While the course was being set the NW wind was averaging 11 knots with gusts to 18. […]
For the final race of the series, and of the season, we were greeted by almost ideal winds. Before the start wind velocity was around 13 kt. with short gusts above 16 kts. and longish lulls below 9kts. The direction was fairly steady at 140°M ±10°. The course set was SGIF (W/L, 3 1/4 nm.) […]
There was little wind when the CB left the Boat Haven but in the Bay, away from shore, there was a light Northeasterly. This is normally an unstable wind direction so course SCFLF (2 nm. – “L” was 1/4 mi SW of the Boat Haven entrance) was set to allow shortening course if the […]
There were gale warnings in the strait and the forecasts for the bay all said winds in the 20’s with gusts in the 30’s. So, although the wind in the Boat Haven was only 12 – 14 kts., the mandated consensus meeting at the CB attracted representatives from six boats. It was eventually decided to […]
After three less than stellar showings by the wind, this week the conditions were almost ideal. Wind was 14 – 15 kts. from 140 degM with small gusts and lulls of long duration from the same direction. As the wind improved, so did the turnout, fourteen boats hit the line this week. Course SGYF was […]
With the temporary indisposition of the regular PRO, Joe Daubenberger generously volunteered to run this week’s race by setting up the course from the CB then running a “Barcott” start from the water.
The 20 – 25 kt. winds of the previous night died rapidly during the morning until, by race time the only stable, […]
Last week Race 1 was abandoned after a false start and an hour and a half delay waiting for the intermittent light breeze to stabilize while slowly shifting from SE to NW. This week the forecast was for conditions to be similar for Race 2. In defiance of the forecast, the wind before the start […]