Saturday - 08/18/12
Crew: Brian, Seth & RW
Wind: NE 2 to 6, avg 5 kts
Weather: OVC, light rain & drizzle, 65F, Baro 29.88
Current: ebb 1145 NH
Start: 1 nm SSW of Seaflower
Course: s/f-WMK2-LMK-WMK2-s/f, Distance: 5.8 nm
Shrouds: at Base

The RC dilly-dallied and did not start the race until 1220 waiting for the wind to fill.  When the wind is out of the north, it does not fill what have is what you got.
The start was excellent, and we had a good first leg to a windward mark off the airport, but slowed somewhat at the mark by the overtaking larger boats of the next class. Had we favored the right side on the first windward leg, we may have faired better, as I believe the wind had clocked by the time we got to the mark.

We rounded in quick set & jibe and felt real good for the first half of the run until the wind began dying. We recouped some of the loss as we were able to fetch the second windward mark without a tack, as th ewind had clocked significantly. Yet, three to four minutes short of the mark, the wind died again, making the final run to the finish quite painful.

Anatomy of a DFL

Link to chart
Link to results

PS: Other than Jolly Mon placing 3rd & Stealth not competing, the results nearly replicate the scratch sheet.

1 Ursa Minor              Reichart    Evelyn 25             148   01:32:46 01:26:23
2 Checkered Demon  O'Connell   Holland T/2         162   01:36:32 01:28:08
3 Jolly Mon                Loveday    C&C Redwing 30  195  01:41:47 01:28:48
4 Swiss Cheese           Maxwell     J24                       171  01:40:17 01:30:24
5 Wunder Dog           Mortensen  J24                      171  01:40:39 01:30:44
6 BLind Monkey         Scaduto     J22                      186  01:54:17 01:40:56
7 Se Therin                Magner      Catalina 22           273  02:15:30 01:47:01
   Stealth                    Greenfield  Evelyn 26 OD       174 DNC