Shields@Noon in TrYC – March 3rd, 2018

A great day in Triumphal! If last week we had only 2 racers, now we could see 8 boats starting 2nd race – Yayyy.

Mark haven’t race for a long time and forgot how to ID and get race wind in Shields, once told how to, showed that he keep the hand in the Shields, being competitive. Jodie (epinefri), I’ve met her training with her Shields near Farragut, and tried her first race with it and made a great job. Well done Jodie.

Moon/Mark had a more than close finish in this race. Exciting!

H3 Race Results:
1: xPaulx Paine IDXP1 — 00:07:48
2: LaliaCasau Resident IDLC02 — 00:07:59
3: moonglownight Resident IDMOON — 00:08:08
4: markdrummond Resident IDMARK — 00:08:08
5: epinefri Resident IDJH86 — 00:09:08
6: RIZLER Rodex IDRIZ6 — 00:09:41

Lap Times:
xPaulx Paine IDXP1 — Start: 00:00:09 — Lap 1: 00:03:16 — Lap 2: 00:04:23
LaliaCasau Resident IDLC02 — Start: 00:00:05 — Lap 1: 00:03:35 — Lap 2: 00:04:19
moonglownight Resident IDMOON — Start: 00:00:19 — Lap 1: 00:03:27 — Lap 2: 00:04:22
markdrummond Resident IDMARK — Start: 00:00:04 — Lap 1: 00:03:15 — Lap 2: 00:04:49
epinefri Resident IDJH86 — Start: 00:00:10 — Lap 1: 00:04:14 — Lap 2: 00:04:44
RIZLER Rodex IDRIZ6 — Start: 00:00:38 — Lap 1: 00:03:50 — Lap 2: 00:05:13

In 2nd race, Phil and Gryfin joined us. Gryfin forgot to ID his boat, and knowing this moored before finish. Lalia and Moon were not lucky, crashing during the course. Anyway, we could see some good fightings during the race.

X1 Race Results:
1: xPaulx Paine IDXP1 — 00:21:26
2: PhilOona Resident IDOONA — 00:21:43
3: markdrummond Resident IDMARK — 00:21:52
4: epinefri Resident IDJH86 — 00:22:48
5: RIZLER Rodex IDRIZ6 — 00:25:17
6: moonglownight Resident IDMOON — not Finished
7: LaliaCasau Resident IDLC02 — not Finished

Lap Times:
xPaulx Paine IDXP1 — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: 00:20:53
PhilOona Resident IDOONA — Start: 00:00:46 — Last lap: 00:20:57
markdrummond Resident IDMARK — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:21:49
epinefri Resident IDJH86 — Start: 00:00:39 — Last lap: 00:22:09
RIZLER Rodex IDRIZ6 — Start: 00:00:49 — Last lap: 00:24:28
moonglownight Resident IDMOON — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: not finished
LaliaCasau Resident IDLC02 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: not finished

More pics:

Partial March ranking:


  1. 8 (in words: oito) boats! WHOA!
    Lucy that is bombastic! Really really cool.
    Just too bad they can’t remember how to ID their boats or forget to ID their boats at all. What kind of racers are those people?
    Maybe if you remind them of the ID stuff and how to set racewind with your race announcement? Like just a quick reminder … oh, and tell them they’ve gotta be at the line, like, 15 or 10 minutes before the first start. I remember I did that sometimes when I was RD. That way everybody has enough time to get set up without interfering with the proceedings. And they can ask questions and read the manual or you can show them how to set up their boats. It’s really relaxed and not as stressy as when they pop in 2 minutes before the countdown and then develop problems.

    And most important: Tell them once they have IDd their boats, to immediately take a copy back into inventory. So they always have a race-ready boat handy when they need it. And you won’t have to show them every week, again and again, how it’s done. 🙂

    Oh, and when they are early, they also have time to practise the start a couple times before things get serious. If you’re nice you can do a couple practice starts before the real one. When I see the start times in your results lists, it’s really really sad. Sometimes they are crossing the line a minute late. A whole fukn minute!!! That’s a lot of time in a 5 minutes race. =^.^= Look at Mark for example: With a start at 3 secs he was the only sailor with a halfways decent start in the whole fleet. The others weren’t even close at the time he crossed the line. What’s wrong with people? Back when the sailing community was at their most active, not even Mark would have stood a chance. When the clock strikes 0:00:00 you start! You’re not 100 meters off, not even 20 meters behind. Clock strikes zero = you start! I remember I sometimes started early due to miscalculating my speed and being too nervous. But when that happened I turned around and recrossed the line in less than 30 seconds. But of your fleet most racers only started at 39 secs and 46 secs and so on. 😦

    People, if you start that late it’s not a race. 😮

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  2. LOL, I don’t know how many times I explained them all this about ID. Maybe that “take an IDed copy back to inventory, so in next you will have an IDed copy in inventory” part is too complicated for some 😛

    On starting time, I do agree with you. Funny is that Paul and Moon are regular racers, I met them in the seas almost everyday. Moon is a special case: when he is fast in the start, is usually barging.

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    On other stuff that you mentioned in other posts. That clear water only shows sea bottom in high angles, near the surface, water reflexions hazes it 😉


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