Yesterday Lisa, Amy, Erin, Lucy, Jessi, Nicci, Mizi, Ella, Erica, Hart, Moon, Rugger and Angus came to our B22 race on our new course 2 with wind from South East and 21knots. LL restarted all our 29 sims 3 hours before the race and caused smooth conditions. Hart hit a corner and crashed and Ella got disconnected. But both came back, found their boats and finished.
We got the latest version of Lalia’s race line and it worked very well. When you looked at the older blogs you might have noticed that the timer numbers changed their color during the prestart (yellow 1min before start, orange 30sec before start, red 10sec before start and green with start). With this new version the line does the same and its a lot better to see and calculate for the racers.
Lisa and Ella had the best timing at the start, followed by a first triel Moon, Rugger and Erin, then Nicci, a second triel Lucy, Mizi and Amy, then Jessi and the third triel Hart, Erica and Angus.
Lisa and Ella took the advantage of the best starts and were on the first leg already a little in the lead. The others started to find their place in the string of pearls.
The map shows clearly 2 dots at Oprince race line and all… well nearly all did it right. Only Nicci turned a bit too early, made an extra circle around the second race line buoy and got nearly passed by all others. She started an exciting chase after that.
On the following downwind leg a couple of fighting couples found together. Lisa and Ella for the lead. Moon and Amy for third place, Erin and Rugger, Jessi and Mizi in the middle of the fleet.
The last crossing before buoy OE stopped the duel between Lisa and Ella, because LL decided to disconnect Ella. It took her a while to come back, to find her boat and to continue the race. I was really looking forward to an exciting duel between Lisa and Ella for the first place. But now Lisa was safe in the lead and kept that until the finish line.
Nicci after her mistake at Oprince, Hart after her 4-way-cross crash, Ella after her disconnect and Angus followed the fleet.
The very long leg to buoy OW via ON, CN and IN are high speed legs. I watched the boats having their duels close together and all with mostly spin up. It was awesome to watch and such a nice view that i totally forgot to take a picture of that.
All tried hard to catch up with the boat in front of them and to defend their lead to the boat behind them. The result was no one made a big mistake and they kept nearly all their positions with Lisa far in the front of all. Only Moon and Amy passed Erin and sailed a bit away from her.
After buoy OW followed the long upwind part back to the finish line with lots of open water between the private sims around and lots of options to tack earlier or later for different routes and to try to catch up with others. The fleet looked a bit like busy ants finding their way back home.
Congrats to Lisa for her win. Shame that SL stopped the exciting duel with Ella so early. Congrats to Ella and Hart who didn’t give up after their crashes and finished bravely. And congrats to all others for awesome sailing and for exciting and fair duels.
Here is the result from yesterday:
Race 37 2021-09-28-ST AR-B22LTE-2- SE21:
1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:33:21-16points
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:34:23-13points
3: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:34:36-11points
4: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Race Time: 0:35:09-10points
5: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:35:22-9points
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:35:44-8points
7: jessikalne Resident BS327f – Race Time: 0:36:08-7points
8: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:36:40-6points
9: Mizogoi Resident BSca61 – Race Time: 0:36:41-5points
10: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:36:59-4points
11: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Race Time: 0:37:38-3points
12: Angus Finlayson BS35ee – Race Time: 0:46:23-2points
13: Hart Flatley BSf36b – Race Time: 0:50:02-1point
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:33:13
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:34:09
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:27 – Last lap: 0:34:09
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:18 – Last lap: 0:34:51
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:35:06
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:26 – Last lap: 0:35:18
jessikalne Resident BS327f – Start: 0:00:38 – Last lap: 0:35:30
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:36:24
Mizogoi Resident BSca61 – Start: 0:00:27 – Last lap: 0:36:14
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:36:51
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:01:22 – Last lap: 0:36:16
Angus Finlayson BS35ee – Start: 0:01:28 – Last lap: 0:44:55
Hart Flatley BSf36b – Start: 0:01:17 – Last lap: 0:48:45
Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 37 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all next week again on the same course, but then with wind from South West and 21knots.
hugs and kisses