ECSA Results

Crew: Dan, Seth & RW
Course: 1.42 nm at 170, 3 laps. Lords C7 windward mark, Distance: 8.36nm
Current: ebbing; Flood began 1255 at Napatree
Wind: SE 5 to 16, avg 10.5 kts; 100 to 210 degrees
Weather: 75 F, DP 71, Baro 29.92, cloudy

·     I was discombobulated with the current and remained on starboard following the start (the unfavored tack) for what I thought was current relief. The ebb would not begin for another two hours or more.

The remainder of the race was smooth; good boat handling by Dan & Seth.

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Saturday – 07/21/12       
Crew: Brian, Bob & RW
Winds: SE 8 kts, occasional gust to 11, Baro 30.08" Temp 74F
Current: ebb - North Hill 1252
Start/Finish: a mile west of Seaflower
Race 1: Course: s/f- DM(125 at 1.30)-s/f * 2
Distance: 5.3 nm
Race 2: Course: s/f-DM(125 at 1.30)-s/f - DM(150 at 1.8)-s/f
Distance: 6.4 nm
Shrouds: @ 8 kt setting

For both races, We favored the starboard tack on both laps, as did the majority of the fleet. In the first race, both windward rounding’s & sets went smoothly, and we felt good about our performance as evidenced later in the results with a second place.

Crew: Brian, Monica & RW
Winds: SW at 7 kts, Baro 29.82" Temp 84F
Weather: clear,
Current: ebb - 0902 North Hill, ebb all day
Start/Finish:  Vixen Starting Area
Course: s/f–Y–E–V–R–s/f; Distance: 9 nm
Shrouds: +0,+1,+1

We had a reasonable start on starboard then tacked to port at first opportunity towards Pine Island to work out on starboard along Black Ledge. I felt encouraged by our beat to the windward mark when caught and passed a couple of the trailing Ensigns.

On the spinnaker reach down toward Silver Eel we passed another Ensign.  Out ahead I saw the two leading Ensigns (Bonanza & ) had dropped their spinnakers and were beating into the mark. All our competition had already jibed around the mark and escaped  prior to the wind change.

Crew: Seth, Bob & RW
Spinnaker Class
Winds: SW at 10 kts
Weather: clear, Baro: 29.94, 78 F
Current: flood - 0925,ebb - 1446 North Hill
Start/Finish: GLP Starting Area
Course: s/f–DM–L-DM-s/f
WMK Bearing 235 at 1.5, Course Dist: 9.0 nm
Shrouds: +1,+3,+2

This is the second year for this event, Sails Up 4 Cancer, and the entries are still on small side. There were only three classes, Non-spinnaker, Spinnaker & Ensign.  I was not able to make the skippers' meeting Saturday night, and the RC did not have the race instructions nor scratch sheet available. So we had to piece together the race particulars.


A few minutes prior to the start, they did start handing out the RI's, sans SS's.
We started near the committee boat windward of the big boats, though had to tack to port for clear air anyhow. I thought the beat to the windward mark went fairly well.  We positioned ourselves starboard layline just long enough for Bob and Seth to set up for the launch.

64th Commodore's Trophy Race - 09/11/2011

Current: ebb – 1036 North Hill
Crew: Brian, Seth & RW
Winds: ESE, avg 10 kts, gusts 18, lulls 4
Weather: sunny, occasional clouds

Start/Finish: just south of Vixen

Start time: 1115; Finish: 1426; ET: 191 minutes
Course: s/f-IR-SE-CR-V-IR-s/f; Distance: Distance – 14.4 nm
Shrouds: Base - +4, +7, +3.5; dropped to +3, +6, +3 on last windward leg


Again as in years past, our class start followed the Ensigns by five minutes. Following a clean start (in the upper third of line) at the gun, we continued on starboard towards the shore. Short of Bluff Point, a tack to port took us across Gnat’s stern. We then continued offshore anticipating a more favorable current in the deeper water; and mistakenly overstood just a bit for our starboard into Intrepid, requiring us to bear off slightly. Closing on Intrepid, I noticed Arabesque, Ursa Minor, Plain Vanilla & Gnat had pulled farther ahead than I had anticipated, causing me to think there may have been more wind nearer their shore route. 

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