Lisa, Ella, Amy (with crew Ester), Erin, Lucy, Nicci, Erica, Jessi, Hart and Rugger came yesterday to our course 2 with wind from South West and 21knots. Izi helped me watching the racers and well we two were the only one who got disconnected. The sailors all finished and with mainly very smooth conditions. And fortunately Noe, who filmed out of her helicopter stayed online the whole time as well.
Rugger was a bit early at the start and had to slow down not to cross too early. Nicci, Erin, Ella, Amy and even Lisa took the chance to get a bit later to the line, but with a lot more speed and passed Rugger before the line and sailed away from him. Erica, Lucy and Jessi followed a bit later. Only Hart was still a bit struggling at the start and followed the fleet a lot later.
They all tried to find the best place in the herd on the first downwind leg to Oprince race line
Nicci took the advantage out of the best start and reached Oprince race line first but very close followed by Ella
Behind them Lisa, Erin, Amy and Rugger were trying to wind shadow each others and to change positions.
After Oprince Lisa passed Nicci with a better line to buoy CN and started an exciting upwind duel with Ella and could pass Ella in the end of that.
Besides the duell for the lead between Lisa and Ella two more groups found together: Lucy, Jessi and Erica a bit more North and Nicci, Erin, Amy and Rugger a bit more South and started inside these groups exciting duels.
On the following downwind leg to buoy OE Erica could pass Lucy and Erin caught up a lot with Nicci.
Because of that our race line is unidirectional with this course 2 i could allow all to cross the line, which can be a fast option on this course 2 with the wind South West… And all used this option.
Lisa sailed a bit away from Ella. But Ella stayed the whole race in chasing distance to Lisa and didn’t allow her for the rest of a race one little mistake. She was always prepared to catch up with Lisa.
Rugger had the 3 (4) beautiful women Erin, Nicci and Amy (and her crew Ester) in front of him and i bet he was highly motivated to catch up with them to see more of their Beauty.
In the meantime Lucy passed Erica again and Jessi fell back a bit after a mistake at buoy OE.
The following downwind leg to buoy ON showed the different lines of the sailors. Lisa stable in the lead, Erin could sail away from Nicci and Amy and could catch up more with Ella. Rugger and Amy caught up with Nicci and she became the “meat part” in that “sailor burger” at buoy ON chased already closely by Lucy who i bet wanted a bite as well.
On the very long upwind leg to nearly buoy IN Lisa kept her lead safely and Ella tried to keep Erin safely behind her as well.
Rugger started to catch up with Amy and Lucy with Nicci. A bit behind Erica and Jessi had their private little duel.
Now my important moment in this race came. I got disconnected and had to find the fleet back. I was quite fast with that and found them again after they just had passed buoy IS and aimed Degrand Island.
Around buoy OW Amy and Rugger caught up very close with Erin and started to pass her on the way to buoy CS.
I found Hart far behind the fleet, but still bravely sailing her best on the course.
While i watched the exciting triel of Erin, Amy and Rugger Lisa finished first and won this race.
I understated her speed on the last downwind and missed her finish picture only by a couple of seconds and could catch only Ella on second place.
On the final leg between buoy CS and the finish line Amy, Rugger and Erin had an exciting triel with full speed and spin and Erin passed Rugger just less than 100mm before the finish line by wind shadowing him classically.
Well… doing a summary of this race isn’t really possible. The only thing i can say is “WOW, what a race!!!”
Congrats to Lisa for her win and all others for awesome sailing and racing. Any million thanks for the help of Noe and her videos and Izi and her additional eyse.
Here is the result from yesterday:
Race 38 2021-10-05-ST AR-B22LTE-2- SW21:
1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:31:44-13points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:32:02-10points
3: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:32:56-8points
4: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Race Time: 0:32:58-7points
5: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:33:00-6points
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:33:08-5points
7: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:33:16-4points
8: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Race Time: 0:34:10-3points
9: jessikalne Resident BS327f – Race Time: 0:35:00-2points
10: Hart Flatley BSf36b – Race Time: 0:39:17-1point
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:31:33
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:31:57
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:32:47
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:32:53
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:32:51
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: 0:32:51
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:33:12
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:33:59
jessikalne Resident BS327f – Start: 0:00:25 – Last lap: 0:34:35
Hart Flatley BSf36b – Start: 0:01:13 – Last lap: 0:38:04
Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 38 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all again next week on the same course and with wind from North West and 21knots.
hugs and kisses