Windsurfing Race Day 9 with Sea Boss Rider at TrYC

At todays race we were only 4. Lucy was back after a little break. Now after all the crashing of the last week Laured takes a little break. Viv and Adeli were caught by the rl demon.

First we did the Course TrYC Sea Boss Rider and then TrYC Sea Boss Rider reversed with wind north and 21knots.

I was at the beginning a bit concerned only one Course could be boring after some time, but it seems as if the Course has a good route so race situations can give us every week some little interesting differences and even knowing the Course can make sailors do why ever a wrong turn. This happened to Lucy in first race at wp9 when she was nicely on second place. Nicole tried to catch Sanja after a sleepy start, but Sanja championed her place successful.

In second race Lucy unfortunately crashed and couldnt continue. Sanja came back after a disconnect crash, found her board again and finished her race.

This time the lower number of sailors and the number of crashes prohibited exciting Duells during the race, but i am sure we will have more in the coming weeks again.

Here are the results:

Race 17. 2020-05-07-TrYC Sea Boss Rider-N21

1: TgBianca Resident IDBSEB40 — 00:11:35
2: SanjaSH Resident IDBS5FAD — 00:12:39 6 points
3: Nicole Myhre IDBS8754 — 00:12:58 3 points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — 00:10:58 1 Point

Lap Times:
TgBianca Resident IDBSEB40 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:11:33
SanjaSH Resident IDBS5FAD — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:12:32
Nicole Myhre IDBS8754 — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:12:36
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: DSQ, missed wp9

Race 18. 2020-05-07-TrYC Sea Boss Rider-reversed-N21

1: TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — 00:12:08
2: Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — 00:14:27                                 6 points
3: SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — 00:20:25                         3 points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis   IDBS3536 — not Finished      1 point

Lap Times:
TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — Start: 00:00:12  —  Last lap: 00:11:56
Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — Start: 00:00:02  —  Last lap: 00:14:25
SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — Start: 00:00:55  —  Last lap: 00:19:30
LucyInTheSky Afarensis   IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:09  —  Last lap: not finished


Standing overall TrYC 2020 Sea Boss Rider Championchip (after 18 races):
Sailors                  points              number of races
Viv                          51                           11
Sanja                      51                           18
Lucy                       45                           14
Moon                      34                            6
Nicole                     34                           10
Adeli                       30                            8
Laured                    14                            8
Genara                      2                            2


I hope i will see you all and maybe some more healthy back next week for more exciting fun


hugs and kisses



  1. “only one Course could be boring after some time”

    LOL. Since the early 1900s sailors in all countries and all kinds of boats and windsurfboards are/were using the “Olympic Triangle” for races. It’s really not the versatility and scenic quality of courses that make races exciting.

    The “Oly” is kinda perfect, since it has everything:
    Start upwinds, beat up to upwind marker, then 2 reach/broad reach legs, beating upwinds again, downwinds, upwinds again to the finish.

    It’s also good, since it’s easy and fast to lay out the buoys. In RL where you always have changing wind conditions, you can adjust the markers in a couple minutes between the heats. Only then you can guarantee the important straight upwinds start.


  2. i dont care about strict upwind starts. We have always both on our race days.

    It wasnt easy to make an exciting Course for it in that area formed like a T.

    But well sl isnt rl and people get bored quite fast in this world. Thats why i was a bit concerned. But it seems as if it works well as it is and i am pleased with that.

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    • “i dont care about strict upwind starts.”

      It’s the only way to avoid crowds of racers amassing on the preferred side of the line. I don’t know of any races in RL handling it any different, apart from touristy races, round islands or following geographical natural courses. But even in those most race committees lay down a dedicated upwind startline where the fleet can sort itself out on a first leg, before going on the long journey.

      “It wasnt easy to make an exciting Course for it in that area formed like a T.”

      That, for me, was the easiest and made for the most exciting races. Very technical, meticulous course, once back n forth east/west, then up n down north/south, makes for nice marker fights and tight sailing in the restricted space of the Dunai sims. That course almost reminds one of the modern America’s Cup course layout, no?
      And you can have races without ever getting into the – sometimes laggy – Bingo Strait and avoid your fleet getting wiped out by the crash monster. 🙂


      • In most races here in sl i have seen that 60-75% of the Racer try to start at one Corner, even with upwind starts. So i am honest, i am lazy and do one Course, use that reversed as well and then 2-4 different winds. That includes then upwind and downwind starts and they work mostly well, because sailors spread more along the line.

        The Windsurfer Need a wind 90° to the main direction of the Course. Only then you can lean out and have most fun Surfing at the Edge to go Swimming and be fastest. Ist a bit different to sailboats. Thats why our Course is mainly west-east and winds are North or South.

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        • “60-75% of the Racer try to start at one Corner”

          Of course they do. They wanna start with ROW so they don’t need to alter course when some airhead interloper crosses their course.

          “The Windsurfer Need a wind 90° to the main direction of the Course.”

          Because it’s more fun that way. But those boards aren’t made to have fun but are serious race engines. And races are decided on upwinds courses. For surfers as well as for sailors. That’s why nobody in their right mind uses those RSX boards or whatever they’re called. We only used llight funboards, for having fun in the surf and jumping and freestyle riding. Well, today only old people still surf, the majority is kitesurfing now.


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