The forecast was for winds SSE about 6 mph during the afternoon and there was minimal tidal change. The RC had designed courses suitable for winds with Northerly or Southerly Components and winds forming first in the Bay or outside the Bay. Mark A was to be set so the fleet could cross the Bay after a start to the South rather than gather in front of the departing 12:30 Ferry.
Viewed from the hill on Sims Way in late morning, the bay showed little sign of wind so the RC visited the beach at Pt Hudson and found a light but building SSE wind outside the bay. On return to the Dock (late because of difficulty parking due to the Film Festival) it was apparent the SSE wind had started to fill the bay.
Course SMTCDIYHTBF (17 nm.) was set and the fleet started with 9 kts. of wind from 150ºM. This was apparently the best wind of the day as most of the boats needed two hours to reach T at the 6 mile mark (partly due to an unpredicted strong ebb in the vicinity of B). The wind at the Dock dropped to 5 – 6 kts (same direction) during this time. The boats coming from T to C brought lighter wind with them.
It was obvious that changes to the course were needed if the fleet was to meet the time limit. Mark H and the return to Mark B were dropped from the course. While this only shortened course by 3 miles, the impact was much greater as there appeared to be little wind towards H and the strong currents in light wind at B were avoided. Two boats dropped out after the course change due to unfamiliarity with the marks and symbols.
The wind at the dock changed to 2.5 kts from 190ºM and then 3 kts from 220º as boats looped around DIYT (one boat missed D) to finish. There was more wind out in the Bay than at the dock until after the leaders had rounded T. Then they brought the dying breeze with them halfway to the finish and had to claw the rest of the way.
Distance Race Series 2019
Tour-de-Bay Race Results
Information is provisional and subject to modification.
Results saved: Sun. Sept 22. 2019 4:34:01 PM PDT
Start Date/Time = Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:35:00.0, Length (nm) = 13.95
|1||542||Kuma San||Lynes, John. Heumann, Jim||198||2||16:06:38.0||00:46:02.1||02:45:35.9||00:00:00.0||1.0|
|2||C 36||Norma Mae||Arsulich, James||160||3||16:17:45.0||00:37:12.0||03:05:33.0||00:19:57.1||2.0|
|TLE||39954||Andiamo||?, ?||184||TLE||No Time||00:42:46.8||No Time||No Time||TLE||4.0|
|DNF||1106||Kolus||?, ?||198||DNF||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNF||7.0T|
|DNF||1254||Jaunty||?, ?||198||DNF||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNF||7.0T|
|DNC||549||Knot Raven||Bolling, Brian||198||DNC||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||643||Owl||Dunning, Dale||198||DNC||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||944||Mabuhay||Barron, Greg||198||DNC||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||1069||Magic Bus||Dunlap, Piper||198||DNC||No Time||00:46:02.1||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||7019||Pacifica||Jones, Doug||123||DNC||No Time||00:28:35.8||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||226||Martha||Schn Martha Foundation||111||DNC||No Time||00:25:48.4||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||18944||Sir Isaac||Bailey, John||93||DNC||No Time||00:21:37.3||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
|DNC||CS||Cloud Splitter||Osterberg, Stig||-48||DNC||No Time||-00:11:09.6||No Time||No Time||DNC||15.0T|
Distance Series 2019 – Final Standings
Three races scored
|Pos||Sail||Boat||Skipper||Bush Point||McCurdy Point||Tour-de-Bay||Total
|1||18944||Sir Isaac||Bailey, John||1||10/DNF||15/DNC||26.00||1|
|2||C 36||Norma Mae||Arsulich, James||15/DNC||10/DNF||2||27.00||2|
|3T||549||Knot Raven||Bolling, Brian||5/DNF||10/DNF||15/DNC||30.00T||3T|
|3T||1069||Magic Bus||Dunlap, Piper||5/DNF||10/DNF||15/DNC||30.00T||3T|
|6||542||Kuma San||Lynes, John. Heumann, Jim||15/DNC||15/DNC||1||31.00||6|
|11T||CS||Cloud Splitter||Osterberg, Stig||15/DNC||10/DNF||15/DNC||40.00T||11T|
|11T||226||Martha||Schooner Martha Foundation||15/DNC||10/DNF||15/DNC||40.00T||11T|
|(1)||Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2017-2020|
|(2)||RRS A9 (Series Longer than a Regatta) is in effect.|
|(3)||Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1|
Information is provisional and subject to modification
Principal Race Officer: Dave B