Windsurfing Race Day 43 with Sea Boss Rider at Saint Aubrey yesterday

Izi, Sanja, Lucy, Ella, Elfie and LeC joined me yesterday on our reversed courses 1 and 2 with wind from North and 25knots. Good conditions yesterday and all finished both races.

the fleet at the briefing

Our course 1 is a simple triangle and we sail two laps on it. I sounds boring, but you need to find the last 0,1 knot on it and keep the windsurfer at its highest speed, need to do perfect turns around the buoys and need a good start. That makes this course so exciting.
Elfie and LeC won the start, but they didn’t start with the highest speed. So Ella, Izi, Sanja and i could pass them already on the first leg. Only Lucy started a lot later.

Ella, Izi and Sanja in front of me on the first leg in lap 1

After buoy OE on the long high speed leg to buoy CN in the first lap Izi and Sanja switched on their turbo and passed Ella.

Izi and Sanja in front, chased by Ella and watched by me

Izi and Sanja sailed both at highest speeds and Izi found the little bit more and sailed away from Sanja specially in the second lap and won the race. Ella chased the two and defended her lead against me successful.
Lucy passed Elfie after her sleepy start on the final leg of lap 1 and started chasing LeC. She could pass him later in lap 2. LeC said later he could hear the curses Lucy in her witch outfit threw on him while catching up slowly with him.

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

Lucy finished 4.
LeC finished 5.
Elfie finished 6.

The fleet stayed a lot more together after the start of race 2. No one overslept the start this time.

short after start of race 2

The turn around the first buoy OE was very crowded, but very fair. Sanja chose afterwards the very risky line to cut the corner of the airport sim. That is faster when you don’t have lag there, but can let you fall back if you get caught by the lag. We others took the safer route and sailed around that corner.

Ella, Lucy, Izi and me on the “safer” route

The risk paid off for Sanja and she took the lead in the following upwind leg. We others tacked differently to reach buoy ON. Izi found the fastest line and passed Lucy and Ella.

the upwind leg to buoy ON

On the following downwind Sanja tried a different line again. But this time it didn’t pay of and Izi caught up with her slowly. Lucy was chasing the two, Ella was chasing Lucy and i was chasing Ella. Elfie had passed LeC in my back.

nice line up on the downwind leg to buoy CN

After buoy CN the highspeed legs follow. First to buoy OE, then the long one to buoy IS via buoy CN and then back to the finish line via buoy CS.
Izi switched on her turbo again on the long leg to buoy IS and passed Sanja, but on the final legs Sanja stroke back and caught up with Izi again. Izi could save her very little lead against Sanja until the finish line – 1sec.
I started to catch up with Ella on the long leg to buoy IS and could pass her between buoy IS and CS.
Now Lucy waited in front of me. I could catch up with her slowly, but she did the same with me as Izi did with Sanja and saved 1sec against me on the finish line. Awesome duels at highest windsurfing speed.
Elfie distanced this time LeC.

The finish: 1. Izi, 2. Sanja, 3. Lucy, me, 4. Ella

Elfie finished 5.
LeC finished 6.

Congrats to Izi for her two wins and thank you all for very exciting and fair duels in both races. Congrats to LeC for his first races with us and welcome back Elfie to our races.

after race party at our Tiki Bar

Here are the results from yesterday:

85: 2021-10-28-St AR – SBR – 1 – REV – N25
Race Results:
1: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:09:38-9points
2: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:09:46-6points
3: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:09:49-4points
4: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:09:53
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:10:12-3points
6: Chninkel Revestel BSc303 – Race Time: 0:10:24-2points
7: Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Race Time: 0:10:39-1points

Lap Times:
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:05 – Lap 1: 0:04:49 – Last lap: 0:04:44
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:06 – Lap 1: 0:04:50 – Last lap: 0:04:50
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:04 – Lap 1: 0:04:54 – Last lap: 0:04:51
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:07 – Lap 1: 0:04:56 – Last lap: 0:04:50
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:21 – Lap 1: 0:05:00 – Last lap: 0:04:51
Chninkel Revestel BSc303 – Start: 0:00:03 – Lap 1: 0:05:11 – Last lap: 0:05:10
Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Start: 0:00:02 – Lap 1: 0:05:25 – Last lap: 0:05:12

86: 2021-10-28-St AR – SBR – 2 – REV – N25
Race Results:
1: Izi Shinohara BS188a – Race Time: 0:16:00-9points
2: SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Race Time: 0:16:01-6points
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:16:15-4points
4: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:16:16
5: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:16:19-3points
6: Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Race Time: 0:17:10-2points
7: Chninkel Revestel BSc303 – Race Time: 0:18:48-1point

Lap Times:
Izi Shinohara BS188a – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:15:49
SanjaSH Resident BS5fad – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:15:59
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:16:06
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:16:04
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:16:11
Elfie Bluebird BSf6b4 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:17:00
Chninkel Revestel BSc303 – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: 0:18:48

Standing overall St AR 2021 SeaBossRider Championship (after 86 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all beck next week on the same courses, but then with wind from the South and 25knots.

hugs and kisses


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