Izi, Sanja, Amy, Ester, Ella, Lucy and Elfie joined me yesterday in our windsurfing races on our reversed courses 1 and 2 with wind from the South and 25knots.
During the practicing hours at St Aubrey with different boats on different courses we found several sims in our area offline or were going offline suddenly.
We haven’t had restarts in this area for 2 weeks now and so i made a list of all water sims of our windsurfing area and asked in LL support chat to restart them and they restarted all 19 sims for me.
All finished in first race. Elfie didnt see the start line (disconnect before) and Ester got pulled off her board in second race and didn’t finish.
The start of the first race saw Ella over early and then restarting and Lucy struggling at the end of the fleet. Sanja, Izi and me started close together followed a little later by Amy, Elfie and Ester.
I could pass Izi at the first buoy OE, caught up with Sanja on the last leg of lap 1 and passed her on the race line. Amy passed Izi on the last leg and finished first lap before Izi. And Lucy started her chase at the end of the fleet.
After buoy OE in second lap all started the high speed part of course 1. Sanja passed me again and Izi passed Amy again. Elfie and Ella were racing side by side and Lucy came closer meter by meter.
I could pass Sanja again on the last leg, Amy chased Izi hard and was the whole time close to Izi’s neck. At the end Elfie could manage to stay in front of Ella and Lucy passed Ella nearly on the finish line (both finished in same second).
Summary: EXCITING DUELS and nice weather
Hakiria said before the race start that her wind lights aren’t working and her screen is just black. So i didn’t know if she could do her awesome videos again, stopped shortly after the finish line and tried to catch at least some of the racers. I guess it was a bit too short after the race line and so Amy had to jump over me.
When you followed the race reports of last weeks you might have noticed that the fleet grew together a lot and so all tried to start at the limit already.
That can be risky as you saw before in first race: Ella was over early. And it got even worse in second race. Amy (1sec) and Sanja (less than 1sec) were over early. Sanja noticed it a bit later turned around and started 3min behind the fleet again. Amy didnt notice it and continued until the end. Thats why i had to disqualify her after doing an awesome race.
The group stayed close together until the first bouy OE and spread slowly on the way to buoy ON. From then on it was like a string of close pearls until the finish. All tried hard to catch up with the one in front of them, but no one did really a mistake and so they finished all one after another.
Congrats to Sanja and Izi for their wins.
All were still excited after the races and some even asked for more than one beer to cool down and their movements got a little uncontrolled touch.
Summary of yesterday can be short: awesome raceday
And here are the results from yesterday:
39: 2021-05-20-St AR – SBR – 1 – REV -S25:
1: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:09:50
2: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:09:55-10points
3: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:10:01-7points
4: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:10:03-5points
5: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:10:20-4points
6: Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Race Time: 0:10:54-3points
7: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:10:58-2points
8: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:10:58-1point
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:05 – Lap 1: 0:04:51 – Last lap: 0:04:54
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:04:54 – Last lap: 0:04:58
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:05 – Last lap: 0:04:53
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:09 – Lap 1: 0:04:55 – Last lap: 0:04:59
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:12 – Lap 1: 0:05:06 – Last lap: 0:05:02
Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Start: 0:00:17 – Lap 1: 0:05:16 – Last lap: 0:05:21
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:33 – Lap 1: 0:05:10 – Last lap: 0:05:15
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:42 – Lap 1: 0:05:20 – Last lap: 0:04:56
40: 2021-05-20-St AR – SBR – 2 – REV -S25:
1: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:15:37
2: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:15:51-8points
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:16:44-5points
4: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:16:52-3points
5: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:19:30-2points
6: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Not Finished-1point
DSQ: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Not Finished
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:15:36
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:15:48
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:16:36
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:23 – Last lap: 0:16:29
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:03:17 – Last lap: 0:16:13
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: Not Finished
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:16:44 – Last lap: Not Finished-overearly and not restarted
Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 40 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and don’t forget we will see you all next week on our new courses 4 and 3 with wind from North East with 25 knots (better get some practice before).
hugs and kisses