Lucy, Izi, Lisa, Ella and Sanja joined me yesterday on our new course St AR – SBR – 5 with wind from North East and 21knots. The conditions were smooth, but the disconnect devil caught Sanja. She could come back and finish the race but fell back to the end of the fleet after leading the race at second buoy ON.
Our new course 5 is different to our others. While courses 1 and 2 are the high speed courses and courses 3 and 4 more the middle speed courses with more options of choosing routes is course 5 a long one (approx 31-34min). Exact tacking, fast and good tacking and fine tuning on the speed are the main points now. So i think its a good addition to the others.
Sanja started as usual nearly perfect. Izi, Lucy, Ella, Lisa and me started a bit later but all really close together.
Sanja took alone the route first to the East after buoy CN while we others went first North.
Sanja arrived first at buoy ON followed by Izi who passed me on the upwind leg. Ella, Lisa and Lucy followed only a bit later.
Poor Sanja got disconnected a bit later still leading the race and fell back to the end after she came back.
Izi took the lead now and she defended it until the finish line. I dont know how it was for her. But for me it was an exciting race to follow her. Trying my best i could catch up sometimes and come closer, but then she stroke back and found on some legs a little more speed again and sailed a bit more away again. The distance between us variied all the time between 45-55m.
Ella, Lisa and Lucy had a triel behind me. After Lisa caught a corner and resat to reset her cam she passed Ella on the long upwind leg with more speed. She was now a little in front of Ella and defended bravely her lead against Ella into the finsh. It was about the same as Izi did with me.
Lucy followed the two in popcorn position and the three were all close together.
Sanja was far behind the fleet and i had no chance to get a racing picture from her.
The finish: 1. Izi (sorry no picture) and then me
Congrats to Izi for winning the first race in 2022 on our new course 5.
The new course 5 didnt have many position changes, but still exciting duels. The most important points on this course are to tack perfect and to find the best speed on the different legs. North East was the first wind we used and 3 other winds (SE, SW and NE) will follow in the next 3 weeks. Then we can say if this course is really a good addition to our 4 other courses.
Here is the result from yesterday:
01: 2022-01-06-St AR – SBR – 5 – NE21:
1: Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Race Time: 0:31:40-8points
2: TgBianca Resident IDBSeb40 – Race Time: 0:31:48
3: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Race Time: 0:32:10-5points
4: eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Race Time: 0:32:19-3points
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Race Time: 0:32:56-2points
6: SanjaSH Resident IDBS5fad – Race Time: 0:34:12-1point
Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:31:29
TgBianca Resident IDBSeb40 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:31:38
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:31:57
eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:32:05
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:32:45
SanjaSH Resident IDBS5fad – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:34:09
I expect about 70 races over the year and i plan to count the best 55 results for our 2022 SBR Championship.
Standing overall St AR 2022 SeaBossRider Championship (after 1 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you next week again on the same course with wind from South East and 21knots.
Hugs and kisses