ECSA Results

Wind: SE & "variable" at 0 to 8, average 3.5 kts
Temp: 80 F, Baro: 30.28 to 30.22”
Current: ebb North Hill 08:00, RP 08:25; Flood Napatree 14:20
Course #2, CCW; Race Length: 10 nm
Shortened at Lords
Crew: Brian, Adam, Seth, & RW

 

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ink to chart of the west shore of Fishers Island 
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Race 1
Wind: NW at 4 to 12, average 8 kts
Temp: 81 F, Baro: 29.97”
Current: ebbing North Hill 12:50
Course: sf-DM-s/f*2; 130 at 1.3 nm; Race Length: 4.4 nm
Crew: Brian, Josh, Daphne, & RW

Race 1 chart
Results 
Race 1

Race 2
Wind: NW at 8 to 14, average 10.5 kts
Temp: 80 F, Baro: 29.95”
Current: ebbing North Hill 12:50
Course: sf-DM-s/f*2; 150 at 1.1 nm; Race Length: 4.4 nm
Crew: Brian, Josh, Daphne, & RW

Race 2 chart
Results 
Race 2

 Photo of Brian & RW

 Wind: SW at 4 to 9, average 6 kts
Temp: 85 F, Baro: 30.03”
Current:  ebbing North Hill 09:10
Course: s/f west of Horseshore, 2 races 200 degrees, 1.2 & 1.3 nm
Crew: Brian, Bob Fagan & RW

Lot of chop, too little wind.

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Crew photo

 

On Monday, September 14th, I disassembled all but the lowering of the mast. On Tuesday, Brian met me at the dock around 1400 and we finished up, then floated the boat onto the trailer and SeTherin was in the backyard on Mark Drive by 1830 hours.   

This was the first time we pulled the boat up the ramp from the water with the Murano, and it lacks the umph of the old '95 Ford Explorer :)

59th Annual Round the Island Race
Wind: NE, E & SE 7 to 9

Average Wind: 115 at 8.2 kts, Baro 30.26" Temp 72 F
Current: flood Race Pt: 1143, Race: 1208
Start & Finish: West Harbor
Course: counter-clockwise
Race Length: 14.55 nm
Crew: Brian, Daphne & RW

A counter-clockwise course (downwind start) was announced about 15-minutes prior to the first warning  There being only three of us, I decided to start sans genoa, run up the line under just the main and pop the chute near the committee boat where the current was least. The majority of the class favored the pin end, while Jolly Mon to our starboard was the only boat nearer the committee boat.

We favored the shallower water near Flat Hammock & South Dumpling more so than the other boats
then gave a wide berth to the buoy at North Hill avoiding the stiff current there and remained offshore of the North Hill bluff. There may have greater pressure had we gone even farther out.

Transitioning to the genoa at Race Point, we hardened up a bit and continued out on port for nearly five-minutes, prior to a short tack to starboard to access things- saw a big park-up along the shore west of Wilderness Point, little wind, a discouraging course over the ground (COG)  and white caps far offshore.

LooneyTunes had passed us about half way down the west shore well above Silver Eel and rounded Race Point a few minutes ahead of us.  We now had caught up as they passed a couple boat lengths in front of us headed offshore on port.  So we tacked to continue offshore for another 20-minutes gaining confidence in the greater wind, and even more so about halfway out when we discovered a lift in our COG.  After a bit over an hour on starboard and nearing the end of the island we began an incremental bear-off for Lords. 

At the MOA the angle was too tight for hoisting the chute so we kept it wide and set in the bear-off for Can-7 and jibed shortly thereafter.  The run to the finish became a spinnaker reach with Brian on the pole and Daphne doing a superb job of trimming often exceeding 6 knots- a Gorgeous Day, Fun Time! 

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