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
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