Race Day 38 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

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.

the fleet at the briefing

Amy, Rugger, Nicci, Aymalie, Ella, Lisa, Lucy and Moon started close together within 8sec. Only Ester and Erica were just a bit later.

the Start

The fleet started with full speed on the first downwind leg and reached Oprince race line close together with Amy leading the fleet.

the fleet reaching Oprince race line

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.

https://i.imgur.com/8Jp5JQ5.png
Lucy just before her foul against Aymalie
at buoy OE: 1. Lisa, 2. Amy, 3. Ella, 4. Moon
at buoy OE: 5. Nicci
at buoy OE: 6. Rugger, 7. Aymalie, 8. Erica, 9. Lucy
Nicci (flying) Rugger and Aymalie at the buoy CN and Erica and Lucy before the buoy CN (photo by Kaeda)

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.

at buoy CS: 1. Lisa, 2. Amy, 3. Moon, 4. Ella
at buoy CS: 4. Ella, 5. Nicci
at buoy CS: 6. Rugger, 7. Aymalie, 8. Lucy
at buoy CS: 9. Erica
at buoy CS: 10. Ester
Rugger, Aymalie, Lucy and Erica on the way to buoy ON (photo by Kaeda)

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.

Amy, Moon, Ella and Nicci on the upwind leg to buoy IN
behind them Lucy and Aymalie in their duel

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.

start of the duel between Erica and Ester
at buoy IN: 1. Lisa, 2. Amy

To buoy IN Ella tried a different line than Moon and reached buoy IN very close and before Moon.

at buoy IN part 1: 3. Ella, 4. 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.

at buoy IN part 2: 3. Moon, 4. Ella, 5. Nicci

Lucy could sail away from Aymalie and Ester could caught up with Erica on the long upwind to buoy IN.

at buoy IN: 6. Lucy
at buoy IN: 7. Aymalie, 8. Ester, 9. Erica

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.

Ella back on her boat and chasing the fleet (photo by Kaeda)
the finish: 1. Lisa
2. Amy
3. Moon

On the long downwind leg to the finish via buoy CS Lucy found a much faster line than Nicci and passed her.

4. Lucy

Ester found her turbo and sailed away from Aymalie and nearly caught up with Nicci.

5. Nicci, 6. Ester
7. Aymalie
8. Erica
9. Ella

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.

our after race party at the Tiki Bar went quite wild after this exciting race

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

Lap Times:
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)
Lisa-355(30)
Moon-256(30)
Lucy-199(30)
Ella-156(30)
Amy-139(24)
Rugger 138(30)
Nicci-137(30)
Reni-136(17)
Adeli-121(13)
Erin-99(21)
Jenna-65(7)
Nicole-60(9)
Viv-42(6)
Laured-34(9)
Balut-32(7)
Juicy-31(15)
Cilian-25(10)
Sea-21(8)
Erika-19(8)
Deacon-18(3)
Erica-16(7)
Victor-14(2)
Jessi-13(3)
Daenery-12(1)
Julie-9(2)
Sirius-7(1)
Mizi-7(2)
Mystiere-6(3)
Ester-5(1)
Hart-5(3)
Aymalie-4(1)
Massimo-4(1)
Liev-4(1)
Emileigh-4(2)
Flapio-4(3)
Esme-3(1)
Angus-3(2)
Alya-3(2)
Vlad-3(2)
Jay-2(1)
Delphine-2(1)
Shadow-1(1)
Rolo-1(1)
Cate-1(1)
Alvar-1(1)

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
Bianca

6 comments

  1. Let me add something about myself… St Aubrey B22 races are weekly events. In the week before every race I pratice the next race course at least 3 times every day.. This means at least 21 or more courses done trying different things and sometimes comparing myself to other racers who i may meet during my pratice .. When i do not pratice for hte B22, i test other courses in the same area with other boats.. What do I do in my spare time spent at St Aurbrey? I cruise alone or with friends .. around the courses again.. :))
    The day of the race i pratice the start many times preparing different strategies tht i may use in the real race start

    Of course all of this e gives me a good knowledge that i use during the race.

    Said that.. i woudl love to pratice on the course with someone else and so, if anybody want to pratice with me, .. it is easy to meet on the course every day , message me and we can pratice the next week course together

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