Yesterday Izi, Sanja, Amy, Ester, Ella, Lucy and Vlad came to Saint Aubrey to join me in our windsurfing races on our normal courses with wind from the North and 25knots. Lucy crashed, but came back so all 8 finished in both races.
Vlad joined us the first time in this windsurfing race yesterday after he bought the board just a bit before the race. He is my first hero of the day, because he sailed very brave and finished both races.
My start timing was a disaster in the first race and i had to restart after all others. Izi, Sanja, Ester and Amy started best followed by Lucy, Ella, me and Vlad.
In front of me happened some nice duels in the first lap and i saw several position changes except Ester who stayed in front after her great start and saved that until the finish. I could only catch up in the first lap with the others and continued my chase.
At the first buoy CN in second lap i could pass Ella and Izi with a perfect turn and caught up on the following high speed part to buoy OE with Sanja and Lucy.
My preparation for the turn worked well and i could pass Lucy and Sanja at buoy OE. It looked as if Lucy hit the sim cross after buoy OE and fell back because her coming back took extra time.
The start of the second race was even more exciting than the first one. Izi, Lucy and Sanja started nearly in the same second, followed by two couples Ella and me and Amy and Ester and Vlad a bit later, but a lot better already than in his first race.
I could catch up with Lucy and Sanja on the way to the second buoy IS and with a better turn could pass them there. Ester had some technical issues and fell back a bit.
With start of the upwind leg to buoy ON i could pass Izi. Lucy and Sanja caught up with Izi and we all turned around buoy ON very close together. Behind us Amy and Ella were having a close duel which ended in a fotofinish later followed the whole time by Ester and Vlad.
With some better tacks i could manage to sail away a bit from Lucy, Izi and Sanja. Lucys bad luck yesterday was as it seemed another bad crossing or a second sim cross, but she came back and finished bravely.
Congrats to Ester (won 1. race) and Izi (won 2. race) for wining their first race yesterday and that is why they are my second heroes of the day.
Here are the results of yesterday:
33: 2021-04-29-St AR – SBR – 1-N25:
1: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:10:11-10points
2: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:10:19
3: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:10:21-7points
4: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:10:24-5points
5: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:10:26-4points
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:10:41-3points
7: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:12:07-2points
8: vlad708 Resident BSb48a – Race Time: 0:16:24-1point
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:04 – Lap 1: 0:05:00 – Last lap: 0:05:07
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:21 – Lap 1: 0:05:03 – Last lap: 0:04:55
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:11 – Last lap: 0:05:07
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:02 – Lap 1: 0:05:16 – Last lap: 0:05:06
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:13 – Lap 1: 0:05:08 – Last lap: 0:05:05
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:09 – Lap 1: 0:05:01 – Last lap: 0:05:31
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:06:10 – Last lap: 0:05:54
vlad708 Resident BSb48a – Start: 0:01:41 – Lap 1: 0:06:12 – Last lap: 0:08:31
34: 2021-04-29-St AR – SBR – 2-N25:
1: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:15:58
2: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:16:10-10points
3: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:16:15-7points
4: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:16:41-5points
5: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:16:42-4points
6: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:17:28-3points
7: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:17:33-2points
8: vlad708 Resident BSb48a – Race Time: 0:24:15-1point
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:15:48
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:16:08
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:16:12
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:16:28
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:16:33
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:17:14
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:17:31
vlad708 Resident BSb48a – Start: 0:00:30 – Last lap: 0:23:45
Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 34 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Exciting and close starts, exciting and fair duels and mostly sunny weather were the main points of yesterdays races. Lets hope we get a lot more of that in the future.
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all next week again with normal courses and then wind from the South.
hugs and kisses