Race Day 3 with B22LTE at TrYC

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…

The fleet sorting for Triumphal Harbor exit

Out of the Harbor the first long upwind to buoy 2 via buoy 1 sorted the fleet a bit.

fleet heading south after TrYC Harbor
Fleet passing buoy 1

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.

surrounding the Roman boat
doing the Long upwind leg westwards

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.

last zigzag part north of the finishline

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

Lap Times:
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.

Stay safe

hugs and kisses
Bianca

16 comments

  1. “the race wont be won at the harbor exit but later on the course”
    Old SL wisdom says “They who win the start win the race!”

    Unfortunate with the cruise. 😐 Do you know what group it was? Can’t be LCC, they only have cruises on Tues (USA) and Sun (€uro). Maybe become member of that group in question, or ask the cruise leader/group owner to send out a warning in group notice before the cruise.

    Does the SLCG still exist? They are always happy to support sailors during official events with security and will keep the course clean of intruders. 🙂

    Where was Orca? I was ready to race with you but … believe it or not, in addition to harsher lockdown rules, our public electricity supplier Eskom, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to introduce loadshedding measures again. So I was without elektropower/interwebz during the race time. 😦

    Next week I can hopefully join you lot.

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    • Yes, the pics do look a bit strange, like the boats were glued on or sumfink. I guess Bianca forgot to activate atmospheric rendering and shadows … or sumfink. But then she’s often racing with the group, and in that case we try to sail as light as possible and try not to overburden our komputahz.

      I once had SL destroying a rather expensive Asus laptop, which I had put on full eyecandy and very wide drawing distance and the craziest windlight settings. Cluelessly I cooked that thing. 😦

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  2. positions changes on our long course all the time…for example, Lisa left 5th the harbor and won, Porter left harbor nearly last and got second…
    Well i havent called the name of the cruise on purpose, but be sure they know who was meant. I can tell you the whole story inworld if you like to know it.I tried to report this without any polemic, because i hope we find a way to sail here together and dont fight a Little war About who is more important…

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  3. I was among the victims of the cruise: what can a poor little B22 do against a 110’ long Pacha?
    Stop, regroup, restart… however I had lost between 1 and 2 sims on the fleet then…. yet, I managed to catch up, only to retire after missing the penultimate mark (i think, not sure).

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    • It’s always easier and less laggy to sail in empty sims than in close proximity of other racers or cruisers. That’s how you could catch up so easily. In both cases I always try to get away from the fleet as far as possible. Don’t let their scriptload fuk with me.That’s why in the past you saw Orca either dilly-dallying somewhere behind the peloton or finishing minutes before the second boat. Nothing much in between.

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    • One of the Cruisers apologised yesterday after i sent out the link of this blog in sl sailing groups. No one told them that there is a race going on and be sure they knew it. Two weeks before 25min before our race they complained that we have the race parallel to their cruise and we should respect them because they were there first.
      Build your own opinion about this strange behavior.
      I am not really a friend of SLCG but why not asking the guys from the base near TrYC to help us keeping the course clear.

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      • “Build your own opinion about this strange behavior.”

        It’s the group sailing out of Woodfall, right? Nice peoples. Are they starting at the same location every week? Sounds boring but, yes, they had the slot first. :/

        “I am not really a friend of SLCG”
        Of course not, the real life USCG is part of the military, like our Bundesgrenzschutz is part of the Polizei. And as peaceloving and naturally Anti-American Gerwimmin, we don’t like the SLCG either. 🙂 But they have their uses. In this case of conflicting interests between two official sailing groups I guess you won’t need them but maybe a conference with the cruiser group is advisable.

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        • We have unfortunately only 7 days a week and quite limited timeslot to get most people together and they have a cruise and we have a race, so two different things which should work parallel if they just give their cruisers a hint to sail around the Racers or stop and watch the cool race for some minutes…

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          • Mhm, agreed.
            Idea: Send their cruise director a friendly notecard, ask for cooperation … and include charts of the racecourses which could conflict with their cruise.

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            • You can be sure they know about our cruise and they know our Course and they complained about both already 20min before the first race. I can try this but shall we bet it wont make a difference?

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    • I know that Pacha was a pain in the middle of our fleet and i am sorry it caught you Viv. I tried to keep the course clear best i could but when cruisers with a big boat without knowing and maybe some lag as well meet a close and fast race they might be overcharged. I dont really blame the cruisers but the cruise organisers for that mess.

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