WNRS Results

Wind: SSW Average 8,5 kts, 5 to 12
Current: flood North Hill 1410 
Start: west of GLP 24 
Course 4, (s/f-N-s/f)*2 , 0.8 at 195
Race Length: 2.8 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian, Dan & RW


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Wind: WSW Average 11.5 kts, gust 16
Current: ebb North Hill 1320 
Start: west of GLP 24 
Course 4, (s/f-N-s/f)*2 , 1.4 at 210
Race Length: 5.2 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian, Dan & RW

Again we failed to return after taking a clearing tack. 

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Wind: WSW Average 11.5 kts, gust 16
Current: ebb North Hill 1425 
Start: west of GLP 24 
Course 4, s/f-WMK-s/f, 1.1 at 255
Race Length: 4.3 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian, Dan & RW

We had a descent start near the committee boat slightly ahead of Jolly Mon with Merganser to our lee, though JM had a bit more speed on at the gun. Eventually as Jolly Mon began stretching out to windward of us, we took a port tack to get out of their exhaust.

Instead of a short port tack for clear air we chose to continue for a while. Shortly thereafter Jolly Mon tacked to cover us, and after extending a good bit Cosmic tacked to cover JM.  Our rounding & hoist was smooth with a jibe to port a couple of minutes later.

Cosmic & Jolly Mon rounded the leeward mark well ahead and continued out on port. Our windward douse was smooth a little short of the mark, with a good roundup to port in a lot of traffic, so we chose for a short starboard for clear air but again continued out on the clearing tack rather than return to our previous tack.
Cosmic & Jolly Mon extended far enough on port to weather west of Seaflower on a long starboard to the windward mark. We benefited somewhat in the current lee on the east side of Seaflower and had a good set at the rounding of the mark, with a jibe to port sooner this time.  I don’t believe we could have done anything significantly different either downwind; maybe jibed sooner to port on the first.

Left side favored on the first upwind, though the right appeared favored on the second evidently from the performance of the leaders. On the downwind, we failed to discuss our strategy for the next upwind. We should be much more hesitant about continuing on the clearing tack without very good cause.

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Wind: S 10 and diminishing
Current: flood North Hill 1520 
GON: 79 to 75f, Wind S/SSW 10-5, Baro 29.82
Start: west of GLP 24
Course 4, s/f-N-s/f
Race Length: 6.0 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian, Dan & RW

A typical Wednesday evening with a dying wind.
Off hand, only thing I can think of- is we should tacked to port sooner on the second upwind. We delayed, tacked too close to North dumpling and missed the current boost in the channel we benefited from on the second lap.

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Wind: S 7 to 16 kts, gusts 20
Current: ebb North Hill 1425 
GON: 79 to 75f, Wind SSW/SW 15-7, G18 Baro 30.23
Start: west of GLP 24
Course 4, s/f-N-s/f
Race Length: 6.0 nm
Crew: Brian, Dan, Josh & RW

On the motor out with the #1 heavy on the deck , we were on the fence as to the #3 jib till along the south shore of Groton Long Point where we were seeing mid-teens with an occasional gust of 18.  Rigging the main then the blade put us uncomfortably close to the start, but got sorted out in the nick of time approaching the committee on port, flopping to starboard at the gun to be windward of the class but down somewhat on speed.  It was a long starboard, yet we were higher than all the boats ahead to our lee and eventually pulled abeam of Merganser and Sans Souci well to our lee.

Gimlet led the class and chose the Dumplings’ channel, while Sans Souci, Merganser, Jolly Mon and ourselves chose east of Flat Hammock the north shore of Fishers. Jolly Mon was the first to tack and crossed us towards mid-Hammock and we followed while they put in a reef. We then took another starboard out to clear the southern tip of the Hammock prior to a port for North Hill bell.  For some reason Jolly Mon continued well south (overstanding immensely) towards the FI shore prior to their port tack.  

We rounded the mark shortly after Gimlet for a good set to sail the Dumplings’ channel with the current. I overstood slightly for the jibe, though worked back up for a smooth windward douse short of the leeward mark. 

We rounded behind Gimlet with Jolly Mon close behind.  JM was first to tack as we extended a short while in the lesser current.  On this second upwind I often wished for the #1 Hvy as JM pulled ahead.  Nearing the Hammock, Jolly Mon crossed ahead to sail the south side of the Dumplings’ channel, while we opted for the north side of the southern channel along Fishers again.  On this and the previous long port towards the North Hill bell we were slightly overstood (even more so this time), yet the smoother water and less current appeared to be an advantage as Jolly Mon had not gained any, to round just ahead of us.

We ended up with a wrap on the bearway hoist which took a minute or more to sort out, delaying our port jibe (now heavily favored) to the finish.

Two Wednesdays in a row with very fresh ‘winds’

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