WNRS Results

Wind: SSW at 6 to 12, average 9 kts
Temp: 78 F, Baro: 29.88”
Current: last of flood, ebb North Hill 17:35
Course: sf-N-I-s/f-N-s/f, Race Length: 6.2 nm
Crew: Brian, Adam, Josh & RW

I had hoped to start near the RC, yet due to a last minute sheet issue we ended up nearer the pin, trailing Jolly Mon & Zallee.  Jolly Mon had a problem with Liquid Foundation which we were able to able to avoid by falling off some directly after the start.

I miss-calculated the current due to a bad data input to our spreadsheet. Had we anticipated the earlier ebb we may have tucked in on the northeast side of North Dumpling on the first leg as we did on the second upwind. 

We had a good rounding and set at North Hill and chose to continue with the spinnaker following the jibe at Intrepid. Some boats were not able to do so.  Following a timely douse, we continued on port then a series of tacks to work up the northeast of North Dumpling, then across the channel towards South Dumpling for a close port/starboard encounter with Ticker.  After tacking to starboard along the west shore of South Dumpling, we skipped over a couple rocks inside the can prior to tacking for the N2.

Following a good set of the chute, we had a good run down to the finish.  

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Wind: SW at 4 to 8, average 6 kts
Temp: 79 F, Baro: 30.12”
Current: last of ebb, flood North Hill 18:25
Course: sf-DM-s/f*2, Race Length: 4.4 nm
Crew: Brian, Adam, Josh & RW

Dying wind on the last downwind, from an average of 8 kts on the first downwind to 5.5 kts on the last.

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Wind: SW at 4 to 10, average 6 kts
Temp: 72 F, Baro: 30.04”
Current: last of flood, ebb North Hill 18:35
Course: sf-N-I-s/f-N-s/f, Race Length: 6.7 nm
Crew: Brian, Adam, Dan & RW

The RC chose a long course this evening, upwind for a port rounding of the North Hill bell, then a spinnaker reach for  a jibe at Intrepid to the s/f then up to North Hill & back. We were the most windward boat at the start near the RC, yet after a couple minutes were forced to tack by Jolly Mon on our lee.  After a couple minutes we were back on starboard towards the channel between the Dumplings.  We had a good rounding and set for the reach to Intrepid where Brian lowered the pole for the tighter reach to the leeward mark.
On the second upwind we chose to go west of North Dumpling as the wind began to die as did our position in the fleet.

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We have only a recording of the first leg as the power was accidently turned off a following the first rounding of North Hill.

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Race Abandoned - No Wind
Mid-season Party a Success! 

Wind: SW at 0 to 6, average 3.4 kts
Temp: 70 F, Baro: 29.86”
Current: last of flood, ebb North Hill 18:55
Course: sf-DM-s/f, Race Length: 2.1 nm
Crew: Brian, Adam, Dan & RW

Following a fifty minute delay, the RC finally got a start off.  We had what looked to be good start half way down the line leading Cosmic, Jolly Mon & Sans Souci, when either Zallee or Merganser forced Gimlet head to wind and on to port turning Cosmic & ourselves into sandwich meat between Jolly Mon & Gimlet. After squeezing out above Gimlet, we hung onto heavily favored starboard with Sans Souci ahead & to windward, while Cosmic, Zallee & Jolly Mon tacked early on.  Finally tacking to port we found ourselves on a long gradually lifted tack to the mark.  Zallee was first to round, and we ducked Jolly Mon to round slightly ahead of Merganser & Cosmic. 

Following the rounding, we should have jibed for northing then rather than later downwind with little to no wind.   Many boats maintained a fresh starboard jibe then did not have the wind to work northward against the current at the finish and subsequently withdrew.

At around 1945 hours & five minutes of effort we abandoned our port jibe attempt (not able to fly the chute), yet with the current wind on starboard jib, we could.  It retrospect we should have persevered on port.  At some point early in the last half to the run Sans Souci worked their way northward which we did not observe allowing them to approach on a fresh reach to cross finish well ahead as we were making our port positioning jibe for the finish at 1952 hours to cross at 1958 trailing by nearly 4 minutes. We were fortunate to finish as many did not.

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