Windsurfing Race Day 37 with Sea Boss Rider at Saint Aubrey yesterday

Sanja, Izi, Ella, Lucy, Amy and Ester joined me yesterday on our courses 4 and 3 with wind from North East and 25knots. Sanja told me some hours before the race that there are sims not really behaving and i went into the support chat and asked them to restart our whole area (28 sims), which they did a bit more than 2 hours before the race. Our conditions were like a fresh sunny morning during the race. Amy’s crash in the second race was unfortunately a disconnect after hitting a cross.

the fleet at the briefing

We don’t have the new courses very long yet and they need a different start routine and timing. But when you look into the result lists you see how good all did in both races with the starts already. Race 1: all 7 withing 7sec and Race 2: first 6 within 5sec and only Amy a little later.
The new courses have found every week another victim who chooses a little wrong turn at a buoy. Yesterday it were in first race Izi and in second race me. And with the speed and skills of the others it always means “chasing the fleet”

Ella and me on the first leg to buoy CS

The fleet was close together nearly the whole race. Izi was on a little detour but joined the fleet at the second buoy. I could pass Ella at the second buoy IS with a better turn and defended my lead into the finish. But i can tell you it is hard work. These girls are fast and merciless hunters.

Ella, Amy, Sanja (not on the photo), Lucy and Izi chasing me on the downwind leg to buoy CS

Amy close behind Ella fell back because her wind compass didn’t move the USB function to next way point and she had to do it manually, which happened too late, because she noticed it too late. Izi passed Lucy on her chase after her detour and the 4 (Sanja, Ella, Izi and Lucy) kept me the whole time on my toes.

Ella, Sanja, Izi and Lucy chasing me on the final leg

The finish: me, 1. Sanja, 2. Ella, 3. Izi, 4. Lucy. But they were all so close behind me that i had no time for their finish pictures and got only one of Amy and Ester.

Amy finished 5th
Ester finished 6th

The race 2 started very similar to race 1 and Izi, Ella, Sanja and me were side by side on the way to buoy CN.
Don’t ask me why i wanted to pass buoy CN on the wrong side but i did and realized it after i saw the others pass it on the other side. Well i had to sail back and sail around on the right side.
But now all were gone. Only Lucy was just close behind me. I started my chase for the rest of the fleet.
On the leg to buoy IN i was a little too optimistic with the distance to a cross and it pulled me off. My board was still sailingdirection buoy IN. I had to tp back on it and i noticed that it would pass buoy IN as well on the wrong side, but clicking the arrow keys only rotated my cam. So i had to moor and start again to reset the steering. In the meantime Lucy passed me at buoy IN. So i had a new aim for my chase: Lucy and Ester.
Sanja, Izi, Ella and Amy had an exciting close race. But then Amy hit a cross as well and wasnt as lucky as i was and got disconnected instead. Ella made some little mistakes with the turns and Sanja and Izi could sail away from her. The two stayed close together until the finish line.
I could pass Lucy near buoy CN and later Ester at buoy ON.

chasing Lucy and Ester on the leg to buoy CN

The finish of race 2: 1. Sanja, 2. Izi, 3. Ella and me

Lucy finished 4th and Ester 5th just short behind me

Congrats to Sanja for her 2 wins and all the others, who get more and more comfortable with the new courses.

our after race party at our Tiki Bar

The new courses become slowly as exciting as the old ones and we will see in the future a lot more of our exciting races.

Here are the results from yesterday:

73: 2021-09-16-St AR – SBR – 4 – NE25

1: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:12:29
2: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:12:34-9points
3: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:12:36-6points
4: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:12:42-4points
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:12:45-3points
6: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:13:17-2points
7: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:13:47-1point

Lap Times:
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:12:26
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:12:32
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:12:35
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:12:39
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:12:38
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:13:10
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:13:42

74: 2021-09-16-St AR – SBR – 3 – NE25

1: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:17:32-9points
2: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:17:37-6points
3: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:18:10-4points
4: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:18:53
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:19:07-3points
6: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:19:18-2points
7: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:17:27
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:17:36
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:18:08
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:18:51
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:19:04
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:19:13
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 74 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Sanja-472(55)
Lucy-266(55)
Izi-237(38)
Ella-217(55)
Adeli-207(30)
Ester-196(55)
Amy-144(53)
Orsii-78(14)
Larry-63(16)
Walt-53(8)
Erika-35(14)
Laured-22(9)
Alya/Elfie-18(8)
Justin-10(6)
Yumiko-8(6)
Jay-3(2)
Rowan-3(2)
Viv-2(1)
Vlad-2(2)
Riz-2(2)
Natalie-1(1)

Stay all safe and healthy and see you all back next week on the same courses 4 and 3, but with wind from South West and 25 knots.

hugs and kisses
Bianca

6 comments

  1. In first race I’ve let everyone pass me, one by one, in 2nd leg. From then on all I could do was watch the leaders fighting and take a few close views of them. (video below)

    In minimap, each racer is colored as below:

    Bianca – red
    Amy (Montserrat) – cyan
    Ella (eleanorvelvet) – green
    Izi – white
    Sanja – yellow
    Ester (citacg) – purple

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