Race Day 17 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

Lisa, Reni, Lucy, Ella, Nicci, Laured, Amy (with crew Ester), Erin, Moon, Rugger and Juicy came yesterday to race our normal course with wind from NE and 21knots again.
In these times you can have sunny weather conditions but never overall. There are always local showers. Laured crashed in the middle of the race, came back but didnt finish frustrated (understandable). Amy and Erin missed the start line because of lag at last sim crossing before the start line. And Amy gave up later because she had too much lag.
Short before the last buoy CS Nicci and Erin hit the dangerous cross there and crashed. For Nicci it seems to be her favourite cross and thats why i am thinking about of giving it the name “Nicci – Memorial Cross”.

the fleet at the briefing
Close up of sailors and boats (Juicy came too late for it) (video by Hakiria)

They all started a little later than normal, but all very close together (all within 10sec). Only Erin and Amy had their lag issues.

The Start (video by Hakiria)

They arrived close together at the first buoy CS and started their first long upwind leg to buoy OE.

The fleet turning around buoy CS (video by Hakiria)
and with a closer look at buoy CS

Lisa second after Moon at the first buoy CS tacked earlier than Moon to buoy OE and left his “battle area” to sail free. It worked pretty well, because she passed him on that leg.
Behind the two leaders Reni stayed longer on starboard tack and tried to force the others (all already on port tack) to give way and slow down a bit. But all could keep their courses and passed Reni by only a few inches. I didnt see that Reni changed her course a little to avoid a collision and so i decided all was clear.

the fleet on the way to buoy OE (video by Hakiria)
the fleet still quite close together at buoy OE. Only Lisa and Moon a bit more ahead

Going around buoy OE Nicci left fair enough room for Erin, but then she forgot to turn around the buoy herself for a bit and some more could pass her.

the fleet turning around buoy OE
Laured and Reni and Erin, Lucy and Rugger in their duels at buoy CN
Amy fighting her lag at the end of the fleet
Lisa first at buoy ON
followed by Moon
Reni could pass laured on the upwind leg to buoy ON
Rugger followed them
“the 4 musketeers: Erin, Ella, Nicci and Lucy at buoy ON
Amy could catch up with Juicy on the upwind leg to buoy ON
Lisa still far ahead at buoy OW
followed in a safe distance by Moon
and Reni
the 4 Musketeers (Lucy, Nicci, Erin and Ella) spread a bit on the way to buoy OW
followed by Juicy

Laured crashed unfortunately on the way to buoy OW and Amy gave up because of too much lag.

Laured at the end of the fleet after her crash
Lucy, Nicci and Erin at buoy IN followed by Ella a bit behind

Reni got some technical issues between buoy IN and IS and fell back behind Rugger. The rest of the fleet could manage to keep their positions into the finish. Only Nicci and Erin crashed by hitting the (“Nicci Memorial Cross”) just before last buoy CS.

The finish: 1. Lisa, 2. Moon, 3. Rugger, 4. Reni, 5. Lucy, 6. Ella and 7. Juicy (video by Hakiria)
the traditional after race beer at the marina (foto by Hakiria)

A quick summary could be: checkered race, means mostly sunny with local showers and exciting duels. The fleet comes closer together.

Here is the result of yesterday:

Race 17: 2021-05-04-ST AR- B22LTE-1 – NE21:

1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:28:02-11points
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:28:42-8points
3: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:29:38-6points
4: SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Race Time: 0:29:57-5points
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:30:29-4points
6: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:30:55-3points
7: juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Race Time: 0:31:16-2points
8: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Not Finished-1point
8: laured Cabassoun BSaa47 – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:27:50
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:28:31
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:18 – Last lap: 0:29:20
SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:29:47
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:30:20
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: 0:30:38
juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:31:00
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: Not Finished
laured Cabassoun BSaa47 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: Not Finished
Amy missed the start line because of lag and gave up because of too much lag for her
Erin missed the start llne because of lag and crashed probably by hitting a cross

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 17 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Rugger 61(17)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all next week again on our normal course with wind from South East and 21knots.

hugs and kisses

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