None of the regular racers came this week, but we had the return of Phil and Augusto trying his first race, being also novice in Shields. Welcome Augusto.
Phil was the leader when crashed entering Triumphal in 1st race, sorry 😦
C2 Race Results:
1: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — 00:12:32
2: Augusto Kingsley IDAUGUST — 00:15:04
3: PhilOona Resident IDOONA — not Finished
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:12:20
Augusto Kingsley IDAUGUST — Start: 00:00:31 — Last lap: 00:14:33
PhilOona Resident IDOONA — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: not finished
In 2nd, thinking in Augusto, I warned the racers abot the sand banks east of Tromp Island, sugesting them to go west of it. Was Phil, who already made this course, who forgot about it and went aground 😛
C4 Race Results:
1: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — 00:18:21
2: PhilOona Resident IDOONA — 00:19:49
3: Augusto Kingsley IDAUGUST — 00:21:54
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:18:06
PhilOona Resident IDOONA — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:19:24
Augusto Kingsley IDAUGUST — Start: 00:00:51 — Last lap: 00:21:03
More pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7rveSU
With this, february rank finished as follow:
Uh oh, only 3 racers, including you. 😮 Of course not every week can be a record breaking one, but have you thought about maybe introducing another boat (I hear the IF is very much loved by the community) or another race format?
I remember I tried ultralong races back in the day. From Triumphal to Queequeg line in Dire Strait. But that didn’t help neither, as even less racers were up to it and most crashed along the way. But it was a good concept, as you could do two races on the same course: First a upwinds battle up to Dire Strait, second a fast downwind rush with spinnaker back to Triumphal. Dunno if the charts are still in the map giver at the line, probably not. And I’ve no idea if the lines can still be synched. It was possible with Hay Ah’s lines, no idea what they are using now.
What I’m trying to say is, give the racers some change of scenery from time to time. Maybe race around Kingpost or something. Make your races like touring, like cruises. That adds an adventure aspect to the same old racing.
Or just keep on doing what you’re doing, coz you’re doing it great. 🙂
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