The race yesterday was quite chaotic but weather conditions were pretty ok. But let me try to start at the beginning.
Lisa, Porter, Jenn, Nicole, Lucy, Emileigh, Isa, Moon and Viv came to the race and tried the challenge of the South West wind with 18knots on our B25/B22 Course.
The start with that wind and the narrow Triumphal exit are a real challenge. I asked all sailors at the briefing to watch each others and sail fair there, because with our long course the race wont be won at the harbor exit but later on the course and thank you to all of them it went better than expected…
Out of the Harbor the first long upwind to buoy 2 via buoy 1 sorted the fleet a bit.
The mess started between buoy 1 and 2.
I know it from the history that cruises which cross racecourses give their cruisers a tip to be fair, respect the racers and if in doubt let them go first. If i would see a close race like this with so many nice colored boats i would even stop and watch them. But well as already in animal farm was said: Law 1: “all animals are equal, but some are more equal”. To be fair the race wasnt totally killed by the cruise but here and there some racers had a little unlucky meeting with some Cruisers. Lets hope that in next weeks it will settle and we can sail together in this area.
I was trying most of the first racehalf to motivate the cruisers to respect the racers and couldnt watch the race totally or could do many pictures.
After the first spinacker leg to the Roman boat the fleet kept quite close together, turned around the Roman boat and started the next long upwind leg.
After buoy 4 the fleet crossed again the cruise and i had lots of work again to try to keep the course clear. There were some more unlucky meetings between racers and cruisers, but in the end all reached buoy 5, tacked to the north and at buoy 6 to the west for the next Long upwind leg. The fleet was still close togetther and had some interesting duells on the way back to Dunai area. Isa passed the Lighthouse unfortunately on the wrong side and for that she got a 45sec time penalty (you will see in results).
The way through Dunai area to the finishline went without any more accidents. All could concentrate again on sailing and racing and did their best.
In the end we finished the race and i think it was besides the issues with some hittings an exciting race. Thank you very much for all your patience and i hope this will settle a bit in next weeks.
And here is the result from yesterday:
Race 3. 2020-07-14-TrYC Bandit 22LTE-SW18:
1: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — 00:29:41 12 points
2: Porter Tracy IDBS6C69 — 00:30:15 9 points
3: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:30:22 7 points
4: jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — 00:30:26 6 points
5: Nicole Myhre IDBS8754 — 00:30:45 5 points
6: isab DeCuir IDBS9B72 — 00:31:01 4 points
7: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — 00:31:13 3 points
8: Emileigh Starbrook IDBS65AE — 00:31:32 2 points
9: vivipezz Resident IDBS42D3 — not Finished 1 point
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:29:31
Porter Tracy IDBS6C69 — Start: 00:00:40 — Last lap: 00:29:35
isab DeCuir IDBS9B72 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:30:07 (45sec penalty for passing the Lighthouse (7) on wrong side)
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:30:16
jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:29:34
Nicole Myhre IDBS8754 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:30:37
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:30:39
Emileigh Starbrook IDBS65AE — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:31:15
vivipezz Resident IDBS42D3 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: not finished
Standing overall TrYC 2020 B22LTE Championchip (after 3 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Porter – 36 – 3
Lisa – 24 – 3
Moon – 20 – 3
Nicole – 19 – 3
Jenna – 19 – 3
Emileigh -15 – 3
Adeli – 13 – 2
Lucy – 11 – 3
Joris – 8 – 1
Isa – 5 – 2
Sea – 4 – 2
Julie – 4 – 2
Dream – 1 – 1
Viv – 1 – 1
Thank you very much joining me yesterday at the race and i hope you all will come back next week for another exciting 30min on our course.
hugs and kisses