The RD was much too busy fixing his hair (as usual), but thanks to Serena we got our first pic of the STAR fleet ready to go at The Sail & Chill Club. Eight boats (three of them crewed so eleven sailors!) was a good turnout for our Sunday races and we had some extremely competitive racing.
With the southerly winds blowing us quickly out of Triumphal to the first mark (less than one sim from the start line), we had the great spectacle of all seven boats arriving at the first turn almost together. Amazingly they all got around the tight turn, amazingly because a touch of lag wasn’t exactly making things easy for them.
Despite that bit of lag, both races were very successful with Moonglow & Sherry claiming the first win, only to lose what looked like a second win when Daenerys overtook them downwind in the second race. But of course, Moon and Sherry were “handicapped” by the crewed handicap so after the races were over there was a tense few moments while the RD crunched some numbers (‘Sailwave’ is a great piece of software for adjusting times for handicap) and came up with the result…
Feel the tension?…
Congrats then to the winner!!!
|7th||Bianca||1.000||8.0 DNF||8.0 DNC||16.0||16.0|
Yes, hearty congratulations to Daenerys who put up a great solo performance to keep the crewed duo of Moonglow and Sherry at bay.
Congrats to Angelic as well for claiming third overall – she hadn’t raced anything for a year and a half since she last raced with us at SLIFF, and only bought the STAR a few hours before the event. She’s one to watch as she gets to grips with her new toy – she’s definitely asking all the right questions, sounding extremely competitive and hungry for victory already!