Windsurfing Race Day 24 with Sea Boss Rider at Saint Aubrey

It was on of these crazy race days yesterday. SL conditions were really rough with crashes , unsits and turning sailors around in both races. Pretty weird after Tuesday when all 11 B22 finished smoothly.
Sanja, Lucy, Ester, Izi, Ella and Amy joined me yesterday on our courses 1 and 2 with South wind and 25knots.

the fleet at the briefing
and a close look at sailors and their windsurfers (video by Hakiria)

The start of the first race was one crazy part of this race day. Sanja fouled Izi before the start line. Izi capsized and couldn’t start again and went back to the Marina.
My start was at 0:00, but the messages looked very weird:

[2021/06/17 13:33:50] StartLine1.1Fb5 : 1 SECONDS to the start
[2021/06/17 13:33:51] StartLine1.1Fb5 shouts: Bianca IDBSeb40 starts at time 0:00:00
[2021/06/17 13:33:51] StartLine1.1Fb5 : RACE STARTED

the picture shows “over early” but the line didn’t register it… as i said crazy race day

All including me were confused but there was no message “over early” and so i think i started this time exact at 00:00.
All others followed me within 8sec. But my best start ever didn’t help me at all. After the race line all felt suddenly as if i will be disconnected soon. No command reached the board and i slowly got led into Ella. No chance to avoid the hit. We got hooked together and no one of us could get away. Ella capsized and i went on waiting for my grey screen. But suddenly i had control back, far of the course and i could only sail behind the the leading 4.

The start of the first race (video by Hakiria)

On the second leg Sanja was first leading and followed by Ester and Lucy. Short after this she did her penalty for her start foul and fell back behind me.

the second leg to buoy OE (video by Hakiria)

At the end of first lap Lucy passed Ester right after the line and the two started an exciting duel.
Shortly behind that Sanja chased me . Amy crashed in the meantime and Ella followed the fleet.

End of first lap and the duel between Lucy and Ester (video by Hakiria)

Lucy saved her lead until the finish. Sanja and i started to chase Ester. I could pass her at the last buoy and sail a little bit away. Ester managed to stay in front of Sanja and Ella caught up a bit with us.

The finish of first race: 1. Lucy, me, 2. Ester, 3. Sanja, 4. Ella

The start of the second race opened a chapter 2 in our crazy race day: I realised early i would be “over early” and turned around. But Amy and Izi hoped until the end… without a happy end. They had to come back and start again.

the crazy “over earlies”
Start of second race (video by Hakiria)

Ella, Ester, Lucy and Sanja took the advantage and started an exciting duel for the lead and i stayed in my “Popcorn position” this time to watch them all the way until buoy CN when we all started the downwind leg to buoy OE. Sanja and Lucy decided to go earlier to the east and Ester, Ella and i went first North West.

different strategies for the downwind leg /video by Hakiria)

I caught up already with Ella and Ester on the first half of the downwind leg and started the same then with Lucy and Sanja.
I thought passing a cross by 20m with a windsurfer should be enough. But not on a crazy race day. It pulled me off and turned my windsurfer to the opposite direction. That was the end of my successful chase and i sailed after them again.
Sanja and Lucy saved their leads to the finish. Ester followed them. Izi and i could pass Ella on the upwind and the final leg and Amy after her restart and again with some more sl issues finished at the end.

The finish of second race: 1. Sanja, 2. Lucy, 3. Ester, me, 4. Izi, 5.Ella, 6. Amy

But even with all the crazy issues yesterday we saw awesome duels and changing positions again.
Congrats to the winners Lucy and Sanja.

waiting already for the beer (photo by Hakiria)
and a long YAY when it came (photo by Hakiria)

Here are the results from yesterday:

47: 2021-06-17-St AR – SBR – 1 – S25:

1: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:09:57-8points
2: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:10:08
3: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:10:09-5points
4: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:10:13-3points
5: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:10:29-2points
6: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:03 – Last lap: 0:04:51
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:00 – Lap 1: 0:05:17 – Last lap: 0:04:51
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:06 – Lap 1: 0:04:59 – Last lap: 0:05:04
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:18 – Last lap: 0:04:52
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:32 – Last lap: 0:04:54
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:08 – Lap 1: Not Finished

48: 2021-06-17-St AR – SBR – 2 – S25:

1: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:16:10-9points
2: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:16:35-6points
3: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:17:03-4points
4: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:17:07
5: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:17:32-3points
6: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:17:51-2points
7: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:18:18-1point

Lap Times:
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:16:05
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:16:31
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: 0:17:03
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:16:46
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:01:21 – Last lap: 0:16:11
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:17:50
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:37 – Last lap: 0:17:41

Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 48 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)

Stay all safe and healthy and see you next week on our reversed courses 4 and 3 with North East wind and 25knots.

hugs and kisses


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