Yesterday was our last official B22LTE race for our Saint Abrey Championship 2021 and Aymalie, Ella, Amy, Lucy, Erica, Nicci, Lilita, Rugger and Jack (with crew Dora) came for our reversed course 2 with wind from North West and 21knots.
The rolling restarts earlier gave us mostly good conditions. Lilita crashed sometimes in the race, Nicci got pulled off the boat, sent to the Lighthouse and fell back to the end of the fleet and Rugger was once turned around by more than 90° during a crossing and lost his second place.
Amy arrived a little early at the start line and had to luff to avoid to be over early. She was successful with that and started perfectly at 00:00, but Aymalie started just 1sec behind her with full speed and used her more speed to pass Amy on the next 100m. Nicci followed both just a bit. Behind the first 3 Ella, Lucy, Erica and Jack followed. Erica chose the south line which let her look she is as fast as the others but she had to sail a longer way and fell slowly back. Rugger followed the fleet and Lilita in her first race started far behind all.
Because of the private sims around the open water and the mainly north west direction of the “Degrand Channel” forced the sailors to tack several times and they did all their own way. That let them meet several times on the way and they crossed their ways several time. But all happened fair and without any accidents.
Aymalie kept her lead from the first leg and turned around buoy OW first.
The leg to buoy IN is a fully downwind leg around the southern side of Degrand Island. Ella and Rugger found on that a faster line than Lucy and passed her.
The leg after buoy IN to buoy CN around the private sims is another downwind leg with different options of gibing. Jack on portack crossed Lucy on starboard tack and forced her to gibe to avoid a contact. For that he got a penalty which he did later.
From buoy CN to buoy CS via buoy ON is mainly sailed with code and as i explained already in last blogs some try to use the spin as well. On those legs Rugger could pass Amy and Ella could catch up close with Amy. Amy and Ella started now an exciting duel all the way to the finish.
Jack did his penalty later and that is the reason why he could defend his lead against Lucy.
After buoy CS Rugger lost his control and the boat was sent on a south course by SL and could turn only a lot later to the east. But with that bad luck he fell back after Jack.
On the downwind leg from buoy CS to buoy OE Lucy caught up very much with Jack.
Jack did his penalty finally after buoy OE and Lucy passed him there. A little after that Jack lost his crew Dora during a crossing and had to moor to reset his cam. Rugger could pass him there again.
On the upwind leg to buoy CN Ella found the faster line and passed Amy.
Congrats to Aymalie for her win of the race and sorry for some bad luck that hit Nicci and Rugger during the race.
Here is the result from yesterday:
Race 46 2021-12-07-ST AR-B22LTE-2 – REV – NW21:
1: Aymalie Resident BS336d – Race Time: 0:33:59-12points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:34:40-9points
3: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:34:46-7points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:35:00-6points
5: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:35:52-5points
6: Jackal Hotaling BSd6aa – Race Time: 0:36:01-4points
7: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Race Time: 0:36:50-3points
8: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:38:00 (edited by Race director)-2points
9: lilita Cifuentes BS0bf7 – Not Finished-1point
Aymalie Resident BS336d – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:33:58
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:34:31
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: 0:34:46
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:34:51
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:22 – Last lap: 0:35:30
Jackal Hotaling BSd6aa – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:35:50
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:36:41
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 00:37:57 (edited by Race director)
lilita Cifuentes BS0bf7 – Start: 0:01:09 – Last lap: Not Finished
And the final result of the Saint Aubrey B22LTE Championship 2021:
Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 46 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all for our fun team relay race with the B22LTE next Tuesday at Saint Aubrey. Watch the notices in sailing groups in next days for more information.
hugs and kisses