Race Day 21 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

Lisa, Ella, Amy (with crew Ester), Nicci, Lucy, Rugger (with crew Laugier), Flapio, Juicy and Moon came for our reversed B22 course and wind from NE and 21knots yesterday.
We had the rolling restarts of most of our race area, but that is no guarantee for 100% finishers. Juicy crashed before crossing the start line and Moon crashed in first half of the race and both didnt come back.

the fleet at the briefing
and with a closer look at sailors and their boats (video by Hakiria)

Nicci was too optimistic at the start and about 2.5sec over early. It took her a while to find a quite safe place to turn back to the line and restart her race. It cost her 2:30min, but she sailed fast, sailed second best lap time and finished 6th.
Lucy, Moon, Ella and Lisa started best, followed by Rugger, Amy and Flapio. Cilian started a bit later and as mentioned at the end Nicci with her restart.

the start (video by Hakiria)

The first leg with upwind was fast and the fleet reached the first buoy CS quite closer together. The following leg to buoy CN was an upwind leg and the sailors chose different routes like they mostly do on upwind legs.

the fleet turning around bupy CS (video by Hakiria)

Lisa could pass Moon on that leg and reached buoy CN first.
Here we lost Lucy. It looks like she sailed the normal course. There was no green buoy on reversed course with wind NE, reaching with jib, turning CCW and leaving with spin. I think that was the reason why she retired silently.

Lucy with a nice turn at the wrong buoy (video by Hakiria)
Lisa, Moon, Rugger, Ella and Amy at buoy CN

West of buoy CN some of the slower sailors still on their upwind leg met the faster ones already on the downwind leg.

some meetings of boats west of buoy CN (video by Hakiria)
Lisa first at buoy IN followed by Moon and Rugger
Amy and Ella behind the leaders at buoy IN
Cilian and Flapio in their duel at buoy IN

On the long upwind back to buoy ON we must have lost Moon.

Lisa far ahead at buoy ON
followed by Rugger, Amy, Ella,
and Flapio
Rugger, Ella and Amy in their duel to buoy OE and crossed by Flapio still on his leg to buoy CN (video by Hakiria)
Rugger, Ella and Amy reaching buoy OE
followed by Cilian
Lisa far ahead on her way to buoy CS (video by Hakiria)

On the following downwind leg to buoy CS Ella could pass Rugger and turned around buoy CS before him.

Ella and Rugger at buoy CS followed by Amy

Rugger and Ella had an exciting duel on the last upwind leg to the finish line which ended in a photo finish.

the finish: 1. Lisa, 2. Ella, 3. Rugger, 4. Amy, 5. Cilian, 6. Nicci
closer look at the photo finish of Ella and Rugger
Flapio finished 7.

Summary of the race: Congrats for a safe win to Lisa, a second place first time ever for Ella, second best lap time for Nicci after her messed up start, a new racer Flapio who finished bravely, lots of exciting duels along the course and a probably distracted Lucy at the briefing.

Here is the result from yesterday:

ace 21: 2021-06-01-ST AR- B22LTE-1 – REV – NE21:

1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:28:17-11points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:30:31-8points
3: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:30:31-6points
4: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:30:58-5points
5: Cilian McCullough BSf7a8 – Race Time: 0:31:13-4points
6: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:31:45-3points
7: Flapio Resident BS29ac – Race Time: 0:37:39-2points
8: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Not Finished-1point
8: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:28:10
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:30:27
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:30:19
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:30:45
Cilian McCullough BSf7a8 – Start: 0:00:40 – Last lap: 0:30:33
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:02:38 – Last lap: 0:29:07
Flapio Resident BS29ac – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:37:23
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: Not Finished
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 21 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Rugger 77(20)

Stay all safe and healthy and see you next week again on reversed course with wind from South West.

hugs and kisses

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