Saturday, July 16, 2011

Race 1
Winds: SW (198 avg), avg 5.5 kts, gusts 9, lulls 3
Weather: Sunny, Temp 79 F; Current: ebb - North Hill 1210
Start/Finish: between Horseshoe & Vixen
Course: s/f–WM–LM-WM s/f; Distance: 6.0 nm
Shrouds: +0,+0,+0

Race 2
Winds: S (181 avg), avg 7.7 kts, 4-10 kts, gusts 12, lulls 3
Weather: Sunny, Temp 79 F;
Current: ebb - North Hill 1210
Start/Finish: between Horseshoe & Vixen
Course: s/f–WM–LM-WM s/f; Distance: 5.0 nm
Shrouds: +0,+1,+1

With the wind slowly backing all day, port was the favored tack for both races.  Yet the smart move and had I been alert to the back, would have been to take a starboard hitch to the east on both starts & leeward roundings taking advantage of fresher air on the left.  Other than that, I can think of little we could have done better in these relatively light conditions, with an adverse current on the windward legs.  Our Pfactor average regarding TgtBS was in the mid-nineties all day.

Thanks to all the folks that chipped in to assist the SeTherin crew in supporting Hospice, especially the following honorable crew: 
  Kevin & Erin Gentile
  John Nauer
  John & Meghan Kranyak
  Patricia Margarido  
  Melanie Folcik
  Susan Thibeault
  Carmen Macca
  Ferenc Osvald 
 
Link to crew photo
Euphoria (5th) & Salud (3rd) photo

Salud - 3rd Place
SeTherin - 4th Place
Euphoria - 5th Place

Greg's Report

Link to Race 1 chart
Link to Race 2 chart
Link to  Results

Interestingly, in the last race only a minute 12 seconds separated 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th places. Finishing in 4th, we were 29 seconds out of second and only 6 seconds behind Salud in 3rd.