Yesterday Lisa, Amy, Lucy, Nicci, Ester (with crew Monica), Aymalie, Erica, Ella, Moon and Rugger came for our course 2 and wind from North West and 21knots. The sims behaved and only Rugger didn’t see the finish line, because of a disconnect i think.
Amy, Rugger, Nicci, Aymalie, Ella, Lisa, Lucy and Moon started close together within 8sec. Only Ester and Erica were just a bit later.
The fleet started with full speed on the first downwind leg and reached Oprince race line close together with Amy leading the fleet.
Amy, Nicci and Moon sailed after Oprince the more northern line to buoy CN while the rest of the fleet tacked earlier to the west and sailed more South on the upwind leg to buoy CN.
Amy and Moon reached buoy CN on starboard, while Ella and Lisa met them there after their tack to the north on port tack. Ella could avoid a contact with Amy by steering around her just in time and didn’t hit Lisa who was at her side already.
That was very close but well done.
Lucy didnt have the same luck or timing with Aymalie, hit her and did her 360 right after buoy CN.
After buoy CN Amy, Moon, Lisa and Ella started the downwind leg to buoy OE very close together. Lisa chose around buoy CN a little wider circle and ended up north of the 3 others on the downwind leg with free wind and could pass the others.
Once Lisa had passed all and was leading the race she could sail her speed and saved her lead with the routine of a St Aubrey champion into the finish. But behind her Amy, Moon and Ella started an exciting “triel” with Nicci chasing the 3 in her popcorn postion only a bit behind.
The two reach legs to buoy ON and CN “organized” the “triel” Amy, Moon and Ella a bit and they started the upwind leg to buoy IN nicely lined up and watched by Nicci. We lost on one of these two reach legs Rugger unfortunately.
Ester in her first race in her very new B22LTE sailed most of the time at the end of the fleet. But after buoy CN she started to catch up with Erica.
To buoy IN Ella tried a different line than Moon and reached buoy IN very close and before Moon.
But Ella had to sail a wider and slower 180° circle around buoy IN and Moon arrived buoy IN with the higher speed and could pass Ella there again on the inside and Nicci still in her popcorn position could watch all.
Lucy could sail away from Aymalie and Ester could caught up with Erica on the long upwind to buoy IN.
Somewhere between buoy IS and OW SL pulled Ella off the boat and it took her a while to find her boat and get back on it. This was sadly the end of that really exciting “triel”. The rest of the fleet passed poor Ella while she tried to get back on her boat.
On the long downwind leg to the finish via buoy CS Lucy found a much faster line than Nicci and passed her.
Ester found her turbo and sailed away from Aymalie and nearly caught up with Nicci.
Congrats to Lisa for her win.
And before someone asks again why Lisa wins nearly all races i will explain her race from yesterday. She knows this area, the courses and her boat very well and she sailed in the first quarter of the race very patient and clever, waited for her chance and took it in the right moment. After that she was gone and defended her lead without making any mistakes until the finish line.
Congrats to Aymalie and Ester who sailed the first time with us in a for them new boat.
Here is the result from yesterday:
Race 39 2021-10-12-ST AR-B22LTE-2- NW21:
1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:33:43-13points
2: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:34:10-10points
3: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:34:25-8points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:35:50-7points
5: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:36:21-6points
6: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:36:25-5points
7: Aymalie Resident BS336d – Race Time: 0:36:55-4points
8: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Race Time: 0:37:29-3points
9: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:37:44-2points
10: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Not Finished-1point
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:33:33
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:34:05
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:34:12
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:35:39
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:36:15
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:19 – Last lap: 0:36:06
Aymalie Resident BS336d – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:36:49
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:37:08
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:37:37
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: Not Finished
Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 39 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and i hope to see you all back next week on our reversed course 1 with wind from North East and 21knots.
Hugs and kisses