Fall Nightcap Series 2019 – Races 1 – 4.

 

PTSA Fall Nightcap Series 2019

Standings – Four Races Sailed

Sail #

Boat Name

Skipper Name

Race 1 10/12/19

Race 2 10/12/19

Race 3 10/12/19

Race 4 10/12/19

Total Points Position
1190 Raven Blackbird Associates

1

[4]

1

1

3

1

642 Owl Dunning, Dale

2

[5]

2

3

7

2

242 Dorado Daubenberger, Joe

4

1

[5]

4

9T

3

1069 Magic Bus Dunlap, Piper Ginther, Dan [5]

3

4

2

9T

4

1006 Possum Daubenberger, Hans [6]

2

3

6

11

5

542 Kuma San Lynes, John Huemann,Jim

3

[6]

6

5

14

6

944 Mabuhay Barron, Greg 7 [9] 7 DNS 8 21 7
1177 Falcon Nikles, Roland [8]

7

8

7

22

8

332 Coco Solo Carey, John

9

8

[11]

DNS

8

25

9

448 Tzieu! Walker, Scott

10

[11]

9

DNS

8

27

10

243 Caveat Bolling, Doug [11]

10

10

DNF

8

28

11

Results subject to change until Final. [ ] Denotes Throwout.

By |2019-10-15T21:07:21-07:00October 13th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Too Little Wind For Second of the Whitecap Series

A dock start was set up as a CB was unavailable. A delayed start was anticipated due to the Kinetic Skulpture race passing the dock. This was immaterial as boats trying to sail to windward on any wafts that drifted by could not stem the current. After an hour, AP was replaced by N in surrender.

The possibility of scheduling make-up races is under consideration.

 

By |2019-10-06T11:42:49-07:00October 6th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Too Much Wind For The First Race of the Nightcap Series

Five boats left Boat Haven for the race course on Saturday in a stiff breeze. By the time they got out to the committee boat the wind had picked up.  By the time the race was about to start the wind picked up some more.  Five boats decided not to race after all.  Thanks to Dave, the race committee, and Piper for braving the elements to get the committee boat out and anchored, and the course set, only to have to reverse the process and head back into the marina.

It was windy

By |2019-10-03T13:59:57-07:00September 29th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Distance Series 2019 – Tour-de-Bay Race & Final Standings

Dave sets the course

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.

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By |2019-10-03T13:56:07-07:00September 22nd, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

NWMC Wooden Boat Festival 2019 – Sailing Races Results

26’ & Under 2019 Results

A beautiful afternoon for sailing! 13 boats participated in 9ish knots of steady breeze.

Of the participants who were in the festival:

1 Obsession
2 Murrelet
3 Lady Jane
4 Ghita
5 Havhesten
6 Min Dejlise Pika
7 Quin Que

Across the line finishes (race started at 13:00:00):

1 Raven 03:09:52 PM
2 Coco Solo 03:11:44 PM
3 Tempest 03:14:20 PM
4 Hakoom 03:18:11 PM
5 Obsession 03:18:18 PM
6 Murrelet 03:18:46 PM
7 Lady Jane 03:19:54 PM
8 Ghita 03:20:40 PM
9 Havhesten 03:28:18 PM
10 Min Dejlise Pika 03:38:42 PM
11 Quin Que 03:47:10 PM

Chesuki and Ellie were DSQ

Schooner Cup 2019 Results

After a short delay to accommodate a wind shift, the 15 boats got off to a very good start. Then the wind slacked and became quite fluky, and the struggle was on to finish. Two marks were removed to shorten the course as much as possible. Sir Isaac managed to stay where there was some breeze and had a comfortable win.

Finish order for Festival Schooners:

1

Sir Isaac

2

Martha

3

Wind Gypsy

4

Adventuress

5

Nevermore

6

Lavengro

7

Ceridwen

All finishers (approx. 2.5 mi. course, start time 15:11:00)

1 Sir Isaac 04:01:09 PM
2 Martha 04:18:26 PM
3 Alcyone 04:25:02 PM
4 Prudence 04:32:03 PM
5 Wind Gypsy 04:38:03 PM
6 Betsy D 04:38:21 PM
7 Toadstool 04:39:58 PM
8 Adventuress 04:47:21 PM
9 Nevermore 04:56:39 PM
10 Lavengro 04:57:12 PM
11 Ceridwen 04:57:26 PM

Mycia & Grail were DSQ.

Zodiac was DNF

Ariel of Victoria participated though she is not a schooner.

Her finish time was 16:27:16.

By |2019-09-09T23:49:36-07:00September 9th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Thunderbird Dog Days Series -2019 – Races 8, 9, 10 and Final Standings.

For the finale of the Dog Days Series we persisted with course SWOLF and managed to run three races.  The wind was NW 7 – 8 kts. with no sharp gusts. Steady for the first two races, it faded during the third race leaving the fleet parked before the leeward mark for a while, then slowly rebuilding enough for them to claw their way to the finish.

This week we were visited by Murrelet and Jackoroe. They were offered, and accepted, a start after the Thunderbirds. They did not impede the ‘birds on the course. Murrelet finished ahead of Jackoroe.

Last week’s erroneous throwouts have been recognized and corrected in this report. (more…)

By |2019-09-03T11:20:31-07:00August 29th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Results

This, the fourth memorial of Ted and his contributions to the North West sailing community, was probably the most successful so far. Especially in terms of number of participating boats (11 anchored in the kelp and one on the beach), enthusiasm around the rum keg which was over filled (Sparkle’s entry fee was accidentally donated to Davy Jones during disembarkation) and definitely in terms of cooperating breezes. Sparkle and Pacifica maintained their perfect attendance record.

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By |2019-08-27T23:19:33-07:00August 25th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Thunderbird August Dog Days Series 2019 – Races 6 & 7

This week we continued setting the course away from shore and using the offset mark. Course SWOLF was again about 2 nm. long. This week the wind was more than generous. For the start of the first race the wind was NW 9 – 12 kts. with occasional sharp gusts to 15+. For the start of the second race it had risen to 12 – 15 kts. with the gusts more frequent and longer. It held a steady direction but continued to rise, a gust of 20 kts was measured towards the end. The offer of a third start was wisely declined. (more…)

By |2019-08-25T21:40:39-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Thunderbird August Dog Days Series 2019 – Races 4 & 5, Standings

This week we took advantage of a generous breeze, NW 7 – 9kts., to extend the very short courses of the last series. Also, as practice for the upcoming Thunderbird West Coast Regional Championships, an offset mark was set. Course SWOLF (~2nm.) was set in the bay, away from shore effects. Two races were completed. The wind began to die towards the end of the second race so a third race was not attempted. (more…)

By |2019-08-25T20:54:12-07:00August 15th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

PTSA Thunderbird August Dog Days Series 2019 – Races 1,2,3 & Standings

Due to the Race Committee’s failure to sync reality with the calendar and the published race schedule, an earlier version of this report erroneously referred to races 9, 10, 11 of the Cat’s Paw series. In fact last Wednesday’s races were #1, #2, & #3 of the Dog Days Series. Sorry for any confusion that was created in others.

Once again a steady, moderate, NW breeze allowed for three races (plus a false start – just for practice). As a break from rounding the pin, course SILF (1.1 nm.) was set. The CB was positioned such that leg 1 was 50% longer than leg 3. Boats completed the course in 20 – 25 mins. (more…)

By |2019-08-12T03:09:36-07:00August 8th, 2019|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments