After one week off the B22 race is back at Saint Aubrey. Lisa, Ella, Nicci, Erica, Lucy, Sea, Hart, Erin, Amy, Moon and Rugger came yesterday for our reversed course 2 and wind from South East and 21knots.
The rolling restarts let behave the sims pretty ok.
Last year when we started at the old TrYC the Topless Cruise of Cryptic ran a lot of times into our race without any care. I tried to ask her several times to mention our race to her cruisers and ask for let the racers pass, but she said starboard has ROW and they have to manage that themselves. She knew best that the suggested cruise wind was different to the race wind we used and she never answered my question which is the right starboard tack then in that moment.
Now we race at Corsica. Far away from all the routes they used so far. But she uploaded a new one on Sunday which led the cruisers all the way from Degrand channel around Degrand island parallel to the same route for our racers. With their 30min earlier start and our time to reach the Degrand area we ran full speed into the late cruisers.
And as last year i bet she didn’t mention our race again and asked only for fair sailing between the cruisers:
“Finally, let’s be nice to each other! No ramming, no blocking, no forcing people off their course. Keep a safe distance from boats in front, and slow down if needed.” (copied from Cryptic’s notecard)
The number of bigger boats sailing parallel to us increased the lag for all very much around Degrand island, which isn’t really a big problem there for cruising, but it make racing hard when you are in exciting duels. Fortunately only one accident happened, when a motorboat rammed the leading Moon. It slowed him down a little, but didn’t do really much damage. Two sailors reacted on our calls of a running race, slowed down fair and let the racers pass. Thank you very much for that.
Noe crashed unfortunately and i have only a short start video:
Nicci, Erica, Moon, Sea and Rugger had the best starts and Moon found the best line and speed at the start. He used that to get the lead right after the start on the way to buoy CS. Behind the first 5 a group of Lucy, Ella, Lisa and Erin made a second starting group. Amy and Hart started 30sec later.
The leg from buoy CS around Degrand island to buoy OW has lots of options to choose the right route for the fastest way with spin and some gibing. So you can see the fleet spreading out a bit.
Shortly after buoy CS Lisa fouled Erica with a too close gibe in front of her and got a penalty for that, which she did later.
I have marked the wreck south east of Degrand Island on the race map, but unfortunately Sea found it and got stuck there for some seconds with her keel and Moon had his meeting with the motorboat a little north of buoy IS.
Moon’s lead looked pretty safe at buoy IN. The next 6 boats were still very close together at buoy IN. Sea after her bad luck at the wreck started to chase Erica.
In the end of the next video you see one of the really fair cruisers who slowed down and let the racers pass. Thank you very much for that.
In the meantime Lisa took the lead of the chasers and caught up slowly with Rugger and poor Amy got caught by extreme lag, couldn’t steer anymore and gave up.
The leg from buoy CN to CS via buoy ON gives you the option to sail it with code or spin, because the angle to the wind is at the lower limit of spin and the upper limit of code. With code the boat is a lot more stable on its course and keeps the speed more constant and with spin it is sometimes faster but with the nose deep in the water the boat dances more and speed varies a lot more. Its just a question how sensible you can steer it with your fingers…
Moon used the spin option and nearly all others the code option. Lisa passed Rugger before bouy CS and aimed now for Moon.
If you missed Hart so far in this report. She sailed behind the fleet and you can see her reaching buoy CN at the end of the next video and the beginning of the following video.
Now a really exciting duel between the king of match racing duels – Moon and our B22 speed Queen Lisa started:
Moon defended his lead against Lisa on the upwind leg to bouy OE and Rugger watched them in his popcorn position. Behind the first 3 some exciting duels were running: Lucy and Erin, Ella and Nicci and Erica and Sea.
Lisa held the pressure on Moon very high and somewhere around buoy CN Moon’s defending broke down and Lisa passed him and was now leading the last upwind leg to the Oprince race line.
Lisa could sail away from Moon who had now Rugger in his neck and had to defend his second place against Rugger. Lucy did a 360 for a foul against Erin which i actually didnt see (thank you for that Lucy, very fair). Ella, Nicci and Erica passed Lucy doing her 360 and Erin crashed shortly after that unfortunately.
We saw yesterday awesome and exciting duels and position changes.
Congrats to Lisa for her win of that race. All the ones who are saying Lisa is only sailing in front and that is is easy then to win.
Yesterday you could watch her real skills with this boat.
1. she started in the second half of the fleet
2. she had to do a 360 in the middle of the race
and she passed them all and still won with a safe lead of 20sec.
Sorry i forgot a photo of our after race party at the Tiki Bar.
Here is the result from yesterday:
Race 44 2021-11-23-ST AR-B22LTE-2 – REV – SE21:
1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:35:17-13points
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:35:37-10points
3: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:35:43-8points
4: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:36:13-7points
5: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:36:19-6points
6: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Race Time: 0:36:36-5points
7: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:36:40-4points
8: filax Carter BS71ec – Race Time: 0:36:55-3points
9: Hart Flatley BSf36b – Race Time: 0:44:42-2points
10: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Not Finished-1point
10: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Not Finished-1point
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:35:01
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:35:32
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:35:33
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:35:57
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:36:18
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:36:31
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:36:30
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:36:48
Hart Flatley BSf36b – Start: 0:00:42 – Last lap: 0:44:00
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:18 – Last lap: Not Finished
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:42 – Last lap: Not Finished
Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 44 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you next week again on the same course but then with wind from South West and 21 knots.
hugs and kisses