Race Day 5 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey in 2022

Lisa, Ella, Izi, Liev, Jack (with crew Dora), Erica, Rugger (with crew Rosa), Nicci, Laure, Erin, Diana, Lucy, Flapio and Moon came yesterday for our B22 course 2 and wind from North East and 21 knots. The conditions were actually quite smooth after the rolling restarts. Only Nicci got disconnected and sent home naked, Flapio disappeared without a word and Liev lost his boat sometime in the beginning

from left: Lisa, Ella, Izi, Liev, Jack (with crew Dora), Erica, Rugger (with crew Rosa), Nicci, Laure, Erin, Diana, Lucy, Flapio and Moon

Sorry i got distracted right in the moment of the start by an IM with an important question from a sailor and missed its beginning. So you can only see how fair and disciplined the start of 14 boats went. Well done everyone!

Ther start

The start yesterday wasnt as close as we had it in the past already. With 14 boats the lag can can cause boats out of control and then it could be a mess. And so it was best for all that the sailors started a little bit more carefully.
Jack, Izi and Nicci started in the first wave, Liev, Erica, Lisa, Laure, Erin, and Ella in the second wave and Flapio, Moon and Lucy in the third wave. Diana followed in her first race with us at the end a bit later.

Jack and Izi took the advantage out of their starts and began their long distance duel for the lead right after the start. Lisa caught up slowly with the two. The rest of the fleet got slowly sorted on the first leg.

Jack and Izi leading the fleet on the first leg
at Osprey Race Line: 1. Jack, 2. Izi, 3. Lisa
at Osprey Race Line: 4. Erin, 5. Ella, 6. Moon, Nicci, Laure, Erica, Liev, Rugger, Lucy i really cant say definetely

On the following downwind leg Lisa caught up with Izi and both were chasing Jack. We lost Liev and Flapio during this leg unfortunately.

at buoy CN: 1. Jack, 2. Izi, 3. Lisa
at buoy CN: 4. Erin, 5. Ella, 6. Moon, 7. Lucy, 8. Laure, 9. Nicci, 10. Rugger,
11. Erica
12. Diana

The sailors kept their positions on the upwind leg to buoy OE.

the leading 3 Musketeers at buoy OE: Jack, Izi and Lisa
followed by the next 3 Mustketeers Erin, Ella and Moon
followed by the next 3 Mustketeers Lucy, Laure
and Rugger and the duel of Nici and Erica at the end

On the following downwind leg to buoy CN Izi could pass Jack. Lisa got pulled off the boat and needed quite a bit time to get back on it again. In that time Ella, Erin, Moon, and Lucy passed her and she started her comeback. Nicci didnt have such a luck, got disconnected and logged in back home naked only with her cap on her head and some joked after the race it could have been worse and she could have been logged in on Time Square.

The leg between buoy CN and ON is a quite long upwind leg with 2-3 tacks and we saw again the different strategies of earlier or later tacks.
Izi defended her lead against Jack successfully.

Izi in front of Jack at buoy ON

Ella and Moon passed Erin

at buoy ON: 3. Ella, 4. Moon, 5. Erin, 6. Lucy

and Lisa chased Lucy.

at buoy ON: 7. Lisa, 8. Rugger
at buoy ON: 9. Laure and 10. Erica

The long speed part with either spin or code fore sail from buoy ON via buoy CN, IN, IS, OW to buoy CS had a couple of great and exciting duels and some bad luck with position changes as well. It could be a race story itself.

at buoy IN: Izi still leading and Jack still chasing her
followed by Ella

Izi hit buoy IS and needed to do nearly a full slow 360 to get back on the track. In this time Jack and Ella could pass her.
Lucy, Lisa and Erin passed Moon and Erica and Laure passed Rugger.

at buoy IS: 4. Erin, 5. Lisa, 6. Lucy, 7. Moon
at buoy IS: 8 Erica, 9. Laure

After buoy OW Lisa and Lucy passed Erin. Moon did the same a bit later with Erin.
The duels and position changes were a lot more exciting to watch than i can describe them here.

The Finish: 1. Jack
The Finish: 2. Ella
The Finish: 3. Izi
The Finish: 4. Lisa
The Finish: 5. Lucy
The Finish: 6. Moon
The Finish: 7. Erin
The Finish: 8. Erica
The Finish: 9. Laure
The Finish: 10. Rugger
The Finish: 11. Diana

Congrats to Jack for his first win. Congrats to all for disciplined and fair sailing and for exciting duels along the whole course. I smiled big when i saw the number of boats at the start and i was a bit concerned about the lag as well. But fortunately it wasnt that bad and we saw a quite smooth start and race.

the after race party at our Tiki Bar

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 5: 2022-02-01-ST AR- B22LTE-2 -NE21

1: Jackal Hotaling IDBSd6aa – Race Time: 0:31:24-15points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Race Time: 0:31:32-12points
3: Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Race Time: 0:31:54-10points
4: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Race Time: 0:32:10-9points
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Race Time: 0:32:35-8points
6: moonglownight Resident IDBSbf2e – Race Time: 0:33:03-7points
7: clairehunt Resident IDBSfe0f – Race Time: 0:33:14-6points
8: EricaMusashi Resident IDBSaf13 – Race Time: 0:33:26-5points
9: laured Cabassoun IDBSaa47 – Race Time: 0:33:42-4points
10: ruggeromare Resident IDBSf78d – Race Time: 0:34:00-3points
11: Dianafra Allen IDBSeb7a – Race Time: 0:39:15-2points
12: Nicci Neox IDBSa594 – Not Finished-1point
12: LivBariough Resident IDBSd9ba – Not Finished-1point
12: Flapio Resident IDBS29ac – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Jackal Hotaling IDBSd6aa – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:31:23
eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Start: 0:00:18 – Last lap: 0:31:14
Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:31:50
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:32:00
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Start: 0:00:34 – Last lap: 0:32:01
moonglownight Resident IDBSbf2e – Start: 0:00:30 – Last lap: 0:32:33
clairehunt Resident IDBSfe0f – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:33:00
EricaMusashi Resident IDBSaf13 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:33:16
laured Cabassoun IDBSaa47 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:33:29
ruggeromare Resident IDBSf78d – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: 0:33:45
Dianafra Allen IDBSeb7a – Start: 0:01:19 – Last lap: 0:37:56
Nicci Neox IDBSa594 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: Not Finished
LivBariough Resident IDBSd9ba – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: Not Finished
Flapio Resident IDBS29ac – Start: 0:00:26 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2022 B22LTE Championship (after 5 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Lisa-64(5)
Jack-44(5)
Ella-41(5)
Izi-39(4)
Lucy-31(5)
Rugger-26(5)
Moon-20(5)
Aymalie-19(2)
Liev-18(4)
Nicci-16(5)
Erica-15(5)
Ester-9(2)
Erin-7(2)
Laure-4(1)
Diana-2(1)
Flapio-1(1)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all back next week on the same course but then with wind from South East and 21 knots.

Hugs and kisses
Bianca

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