Sorry for being a bit late with this report, but my motherboard died on Wednesday evening, the nice repair guy gave me a used and slower one for Thursday while the ordered new parts were on their way and i could at least host this race. The PC was too slow to race myself and so i just watched it. On Friday and Saturday my PC was fixed and i thought it would work like before…just faster. But well my SAM Broadcaster didnt work anymore and i had to switch to Mixxx, which means learning all tricks new and loosing all my playlists from about 5-6 years djing… and some other little things. But now i am on a quite good way again and hope during the next week all will be perfect again.
But enough complaining about me… Lets talk about the races. Sanja, Lucy, Amy, Ester, Ella and Yumiko came for our new reversed courses 4 and 3 with wind from south west and 25 knots. Yumiko and Lucy crashed in first race and all finished in second race. So we can say summer day with little local showers.
The start was a bit slower than normal, but all started quite quick after the start to chase the one in front of them.
Sanja and Ella had the fastest lines to buoy IS and passed Lucy who had the best start. Yumiko, Amy and Ester chased them.
Sanja could sail away a bit more from Ella and defended her lead until the finish. Yumiko and Lucy crashed near buoy IS and i only saw their boards sailing on their own into Degrand.
Ester was caught lately a lot in rl and was busy with her work. So she couldnt practice on the new courses. She told us during the race that she was a bit lost. I could watch that because she did some wider turns and some unnecessary longer routes between the buoys.
First time on this course with this wind and all need to find their fastest routes. So no more position changes until the finish.
The start of race 2 is a little mean, because pretty quick after the start line you need to tack to the north to get the right direction for buoy ON. As you can see Sanja practiced this start a bit more than the others. She took very quick the lead in the race and stayed in front very confident. Behind her we got quite some exciting duels and some position changes on the zig zag course to buoy OW.
On the long high speed part to buoy OW Lucy could sail a bit away from Amy and Ester and Ella was catching up with them at buoy OW after passing Yumiko.
Around Degrand island and up to buoy IN Ella could pass Amy and Ester.
On the tricky leg back to buoy CS Ella overdid her chase a bit and tested the water temperature. Amy and Ester could pass her again and Yumiko caught up with her very close.
For the rest of the race to the finish all kept their positions.
Congrats to Sanja for her two wins and to all others for sailing bravely these new courses.
After the race we all went around the corner to our new after race Tiki bar.
New courses and new winds will need a couple of more races for all to get more used to it, but then i think they will be as exciting as the other high speed courses we already have.
Here are the results from Thursday:
51: 2021-07-01-St AR – SBR – 4 – REV – SW25:
1: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:12:27-8points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:12:56-5points
3: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:13:13-3points
4: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:14:40-2points
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Not Finished-1point
5 yumiko Sideways BS7454 – Not Finished-1point
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:12:16
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:12:48
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:12:52
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: 0:14:23
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: Not Finished
yumiko Sideways BS7454 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: Not Finished
52: 2021-07-01-St AR – SBR – 3 – REV – SW25:
1: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:17:21-9points
2: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:18:48-6points
3: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:19:04-4points
4: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:19:41-3points
5: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:19:58-2points
6: yumiko Sideways BS7454 – Race Time: 0:20:02-1point
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:17:19
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:18:27
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: 0:18:49
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:19:35
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:19:49
yumiko Sideways BS7454 – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: 0:19:47
Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 52 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and see you next week again on our reversed courses 1 and 2 with wind from north and 25knots.
hugs and kisses