J24 FLEET 61 City Island, NY
Notice of Race:
Fleet Captain - Philip Swanton - email: email@example.com
Roy set up a Google Group for us to use for fleet related contact, like Monday and Wed. night crew finders: http://groups.google.com/group/j24-fleet-61
Sat. Oct. 6, 2013 - Races 10, 11, 12 (Fall Series Ends)
With course was W4 for all 3 races, Trinity won the first race to clinch 1st overall for the Fall Series. Trouble won the day with two 2nds and a 1st to move up into 2nd overall. Jeepers, with a solid final day, just edges out Seven Seas for 3rd overall pending a protest in race 1. Panic Attack won the second race and was second best on this final day of racing.
See Race Results 2013 for finish results and link to Fall Series standings.
Sat. Sept. 29, 2013 - Races 7, 8, 9 (Fall Series)
Course was W4 for all 3 races with light easterlies between 65 and 110 degrees.
Sat. Sept. 22, 2013 - Races 4, 5, 6 (Fall Series)
Windy. Shifty. Lots of blown up blocks and halyards. Trinity again takes the day.
See Race Results 2013 for finish results and link to Fall Series standings.
Sat. Sept. 15, 2013 - Races 1, 2, 3 (Fall Series)
Honestly, it was as dificult for the committee as it was for all of you. Wildly shifty NW +/- 90 degrees and precious little of it. Leg 3 of the mecrcifully shortened race 2 saw boats coming up under spinnaker or close-hauled, depending where on the course they were. Hoping for better next week.
Wed. Sept. 4, 2013 - Races 16 (Summer Series Ends)
Race Committee set a W-4 course for the last Wednesday evening race of the season. The early setting sky was bright with a lot of sun, the wind was strong from the West, along with great warm temps. The RC used a drop mark North of the E-Mark. The breeze was strong and steady, but there was a lot of clocking West to NW. A slight right shift at the start gave Blondie, J Puddleduck, Surcease and Jeepers the best start on the right end of the start line at RC. The right side line starters would make it to the first windward mark ahead of all. Surcease, Blondie and Jeepers rounded tight to each other 1 through 3.
See Race Results 2013 for finish results and link to final Summer Series standings.
Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 - (Summer Series)
No wind -No race
Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 - Races 15 (Summer Series)
Nice wind, but not enough to allow for 6 legs, as R6 was shortened to R4 to get everybody in before the time limit (75 minutes - how many of you knew that?) and before dark. Nice moon, though.
Wed. Aug. 14, 2013 - Races 13 & 14 (Summer Series)
Another windy night (is it August?). With wind from the NW, course W4 headed the fleet twice around up Eastchester Bay to the inflatable mark, with Jeepers edging out Surcease at the downwind finish. The second race was only once around with Surcease now finishing first ahead of Jeepers.While Jeepers and Surcease each had a first and second, Blondie and Panic Attack each had a third and fourth place finish.
Wed. Aug. 7, 2013 - Races 11 & 12 (Summer Series)
A little more wind this week was no problem for Jeepers. Jeep and crew won both races as everything went well.
Wed. July 31, 2013 - Races 9 & 10 (Summer Series)
Two short races - down the bay to R and back. Blondie and Trouble finished 1-2 in both races. Heat Wave and Force G4 split 3rd place.
Wed. July 24, 2013 - Races 7 & 8 (Summer Series)
Wind 8-10 in a northerly, courses W2 then W4, with a timeout between to move a little farther away from the EBYRA fleet. Surcease took the night with a first and second, edging out Blondie with a first and third. Best start of the night: Blondie in race 2 (inches from the line at the gun).
Wed. July 17, 2013 - Races 5 & 6 (Summer Series)
Breeze SW at 6-8 kn. RC Francine and Watercolour crew set a courses of R4 and then R2. Panic Attack won the first race, leading all the way, but Surcease was the big winner of the night finishing 2nd in the first race and edging out Force G4 at the finish to win the second.
Wed. July 10, 2013 - Races 3 & 4 (Summer Series)
Breeze was W so RC set a course to E4 across the bay for gusty first race and then a longer E6 for second. Blondie won the first. Heat Wave won the second.
Wed. July 3, 2013 - Races 1 & 2 (Summer Series Begins)
Breeze was S-SW tonight around 8 kts so RC set a course for R4 just before the rain started in. Great night to be on a RC boat with a cabin! Jeepers was launched and took an early lead, with Ska and Panic Attack following. Somewhere on leg 2-3 the heavens opened up, and a deluge ensued drenching crew and reducing visibility to zero. And out of the white out, Jeepers emerged half a leg in front of the fleet, a crushing win, followed by Ska and Surcease. Then the sun came out and we were all treated to a full rainbow. But that was not the end of the rain. RC set a course for R2 and started Race 2 promptly at 8:00 pm while it was still dry out. Surcease took the lead and stayed there, followed by Ska and Force G4, and the rain started again. Winners for the night were Surcease (3-1) and Ska (2-2), but everyone was happy to go in and get dry!!!
Wed. June 26, 2013 - Races 13 & 14 (Spring Series Ends)
Blondie wins first race to clinch 1st overall for Spring Series. Surcease wins the second to finish the series winning four of the last six races after not competing most of the Spring.
See Race Results 2013 for finish results and link to Spring Series final standings.
Wed. June 19, 2013 - Races 11 & 12 (Spring Series)
It was a tough night on Eastchester Bay. The RC set up for the Easterly breeze only to have it go Southeasterly just as we were ready to start the sequence. We set up again and were able to get 2 short races off. Surcease won the first. J Puddleduck stayed in front and won the second. Thanks to everyone for their patience while we worked things out. -- Alan R./RC Heat Wave
Wed. June 12, 2013 - Races 9 & 10 (Spring Series)
Great breeze tonight N-NW 8-12 kts down from 30 kts earlier in the day. Nine J24s came out to play, RC set a W4 course in the northwest corner of the bay with help from Heat Wave. No OCSs tonight with the first boats crossing the line 5 sec after the gun. Half the fleet went right and half went left with Panic, Trouble & Surcease rounding the top mark out in front. Surcease found better breeze on the right and brought home their first bullet on their first night out!
Wed. June 5, 2013 - Races 7 & 8 (Spring Series)
Trouble and Blondie each had a first and a second. Heat Wave took third in the first race. Force G4 finished third in the second.
Wed. May 29, 2013 - Races 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
Almost everyone turned up for a light air night. The kind of night where you can go from first at the windward mark to almost last at the downwind finish. Blondie and Heat Wave each had a win, and Trouble had the best overall night with two 2nds.
Wed. May 22, 2013 - Races 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
Blondie extends their win streak to three by taking the first race. Force G4 breaks the streak by winning the night's second race.
Wed. May 15, 2013 - Races 1 & 2 (Spring Series Begins)
Good evening to start a new year. A small but competitive turnout. Blondie wins both races with Panic Attack and Heat Wave taking turns challenging in each race.
Spring Skippers Fleet Meeting: Tues., April 16, 2013, 7:00 PM at City Island YC
Fleet 61 Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation
Like last year we are having a pot luck dinner.
Sun. October 7, 2012 - Fall Series Day 3 - Race 7, 8, 9
Shifty!!!!!! Congratulations Jeepers! Jeepers, Trinity, and Surcease go 1-2-3 for the day and finish 1-2-3 for the Series.
See Race Results 2012 for finish results and link to final Fall Series standings.
Sun. September 30, 2012 - Fall Series Day 2 - Race 4, 5, 6
A tricky day on the water for Eben and the Race Committee team and for the sevn boats that took part. As we drifted out to the race area we wondered if we would get any races, let alone hope for three. Wind shifts of 40, 80, 120, 63 you name degrees, most of which took place between races and resulted in hold periods until the wind settled into something close to a steady direction. Oh and then there was the storm which made for a dramatic race 2 reaching sprint to and from the W mark in strong gusts. Jeepers caried the day with great starts and two wins and a second.
Sun. September 23, 2012 - Fall Series Day 1 - Race 1, 2, 3
10 boat turnout with plenty of wind and sun for first day of Fall Series.
Wed. September 5, 2012 - Race 11 (Summer Series Ends)
Light wind but filling in. 6 short legs with windward mark inflatible "W".
See Race Results 2012 for finish results and link to final Summer Series standings.
Wed. August 29, 2012 - Race 10 (Summer Series)
Light easterly going south, course B2, lucky to finish 2 legs. One more week and the season is over!
Wed. August 22, 2012 - Race 8 & 9 (Summer Series)
A nice, totally unexpected ~12 kt southerly, with Panic Attack, Blondie and Heat Wave taking top 3 in both races.
Wed. August 15, 2012 - No Race
Wed. August 8, 2012 - Race 6 & 7 (Summer Series)
Wind - S-SW, 5-7 kts. Race 1 was course R4. Race 2 a shorter R2 with wind on the lighter side. Jeepers wins both races..
Wed. August 1, 2012 - Race 5 (Summer Series)
We only got one race off, in a light and fluky southwesterly. Course was R2, with a big right shift happening just before the start, leading to a pile-up at the boat end. Panic Attack, Heat Wave, Jeepers, and Force G4 headed left. Blondie and Ska dug in to the right side, looking for something which apparently didn't materialize. Panic Attack led around the windward mark, followed by Heat Wave and Blondie in port-tack close reach to the finish.
Wed. July 25, 2012 - Race 3 &4 (Summer Series)
A beautiful, sunny evening, but spotty wind. Heat Wave had no problems with two wins, finishing with strong downwind finishes and overtaking Force G4 in the 2nd race in the final few boat lengths.
Wed. July 18, 2012 - No Race
Wed. July 11, 2012 - Race 1 & 2 (Summer Series Begins)
Mother nature continues to serve up week after week of perfect sailing weather.
Wind was 10 kts, oscillating over about a 30 degree range centered on 180. We set up an inflatable about halfway between B and R, figuring we'd switch to
one of those if things moved too much. We chased shifts for a while then
decided the pin was as good as it was going to get and started a sequence.
Unfortunately, things went left and we ended up with a pileup at the boat end.
The good news is we finally figured out how to keep Trouble from camping out at
the port end of the line :-)
Wed. June 27, 2012 - Race 13 & 14 (Spring Series Ends)
A breezy and sunny evening for the final races of the Spring Series. Trouble wins the night with two bullets, but Panic Attack holds on over Blondie for first overall in the final series standings.
See Race Results 2012 for finish results and link to Spring Series final standings.
Wed. June 20, 2012 - Race 11 & 12 (Spring Series)
The oven door opened and Summer arrived on a flukey NW wind of 4-10K. Happy Summer. After Jeep recovered the windward mark from the smokers, racing went off with out a hitch.
Wed. June 13, 2012 - Race 9 & 10 (Spring Series)
Wind was blowing fairly steady from the E so RC set up a 4 leg course to C for Race 1 and the same again for Race 2.
Wed. June 6, 2012 - Race 7 & 8 (Spring Series)
Jeeper and Blondie each win a race, but Panic Attackhas best overall evening.
Wed. May 30, 2012 - Race 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
9 boats with a fair 6 knots south wind.
Wed. May 23, 2012 - Race 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
Another great night, especially for Panic Attack with two wins. With the wind from the south, the first race was nice W4. Second race had shorter legs to C mark, but with a fifth leg upwind finish.
Wed. May 16, 2012 - Race 1 & 2 (Spring Series Begins)
Great participation (7 boats) for the first race of the season. The night belonged to Blondie, Panic Attack, and Heatwave, collectively taking all the podium finishes in both races. Wind was 8-12 kts out of the SSW.
Spring Skippers Fleet Meeting was held Sat., April 14, 2012
2012 Fleet Membership/Dues Form, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are posted (see left menu).
Highlights For 2012:
Fleet 61 hosted the J24 Northeast Regionals on Sept. 17 & 18, 2011
Sun. October 16, 2011 - Races 5, 6 & 7 (Fall Series Ends)
Another beautiful October Sunday, except for the heavy wind from the west. All courses W4. Trinity wins 2 of 3 races, but Panic Attack finishes first overall to end the Fall Series.
Sun. October 9, 2011 - Race 4 (Fall Series)
Seven boats showed up for a hot October afternoon, but only enough wind to finish one race. Congratulations Surcease.
Sun. October 2, 2011 - Races 1, 2 & 3 (Fall Series Begins)
With all courses W4 in stronger than expected wind from the south, Ska wins 2 of 3 races to begin the Fall Series. A good turnout of seven boats enjoyed a beautiful October afternoon.
Wed. September 7, 2011 - Race 15 (Summer Series Ends)
Force G4 wins the final Wed. night race. With a course of W4 and the wind from the east, Force G4 led at every mark and held off challenges from Ska and Blondie to win.
Wed. August 31, 2011 - Race 14 (Summer Series)
Race started at 19:06. Wind speed 6-7 knots. Course was W-4, 10 boats, clean start. Most boats started at the pin. Jeepers took an early lead, led at the first windward mark, and held on all the way. The breeze held on the first down wind leg at 6-7 knots, where Force G4 moved up slightly into 2nd place and stayed there the final two legs, holding off Blondie and Surcease at the finish.
Wed. August 24, 2011 - Race 13 (Summer Series)
After some issues with the RC boat having to return to its mooring after not being able to clear the mooring field, Paul stepped in and offered Lou Lou as RC boat. An unorthodox line was set with Lou Lou on her mooring. Course R 4 with each leg about 1.6 nm long. After about a 15 minute postponement, the first and only race got underway in strong southerly winds with 3 foot waves (Records appear to show gusts to 23 knots). 9 boats got a clean start. It took about 23 minutes for the first boat to reach the windward mark and another 12 minutes to get back to the leeward mark. As the boats set off up the second beat darkness set in. By now three boats had retired. The remaining 6 boats found and rounded the windward mark and found the RC and finished. Overall race time for the winner about 70 minutes, with 6th place less than 5 minutes behind. Good practice for the NE Regionals. We saw one broach under spinnaker and know that another boat shredded its spinnaker. Well done to Jeepers on a challenging night.
Wed. August 17, 2011 - Race 11 & 12 (Summer Series)
After much confusion at the start, Surcease easlily won the first race, but the battle was for 2nd place. Force G4 edged out Blondie and Panic Attack, all only seconds apart in the downwind finish.
Wed. August 10, 2011 - Race 9 & 10 (Summer Series)
West winds prevailed for Races 9 & 10, so RC set a course to E for both races - once around, then twice around. Surcease wins the night with two 1sts, followed by Force G4 (2 & 5) and Heat Wave (3 & 4) with 7 pts. each.
Wed. August 3, 2011 - Race 7 & 8 (Summer Series)
Yes. Two races in the rain. See Race Results 2011 for finish results and link to Summer Series standings.
Wed. July 27, 2011 - Race 5 & 6 (Summer Series)
Wed. July 20, 2011 - Race 3 & 4 (Summer Series)
Wed. July 13, 2011 - Race 1 & 2 (Summer Series begins)
The first race was an adventure with winds gusting to 25. Panic Attack won the first race, but took a tumble (literally) in the second. Surcease finished second, then won the next race.
Wed. July 6, 2011 - Race 9 & 10 (Spring Series ends)
A significant backing wind shift before the start of the first race left the pin end heavily favored and put a port tack upwind and starboard tack downwind bias in the first two legs of the race. The wind veered and the next two legs were a bit more balanced. The second race had a more even start. Leeward mark roundings in both races had some close competition with boats working to get the inside overlap. Wind was moderate from the west and the fleet was treated to a beautiful sunset. Course was to E with the committee set up on the edge of the mooring field to maximize the race distance. Windshifts of up to 20 degrees (apart from the first start) were recorded. Surcease II won the night with a first and second. Trinity was RC. Thanks to Lloyd for the generous use of Grace as RC boar and to Dana, Brendan and Nancy for running the races.
Wed. June 29, 2011 - Race 7 & 8 (Spring Series)
Heat Wave! Heat Wave! With two wins they take over first place. Good wind from the NW held up. Both races course W4.
Wed. June 22, 2011 - No Race (Spring Series)
No Wind = No Racing
Wed. June 15, 2011 - No Race (Spring Series)
Wed. June 8, 2011 - Race 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
Surcease shoots two bullets! Ten boats showed up in the heat, but the light wind from the SW held up. First race course R4. Second R2.
Wed. June 1, 2011 - Race 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
A threatening forecast may have limited the turnout to 7 boats, but gave way to a beautiful night of racing. Both races started from near Big Tom and headed to the R mark, twice around. The first start was almost perfect, with most of the boats lined up and charging the line. The lead changes several times. The top three finishers tangled together down the final downwind stretch with trouble surging ahead as the outside windward boat to finish first over Heat Wave and Panic Attack.
Wed. May 25, 2011 - Race 1 & 2 (Spring Series)
Beautiful first night and a strong early season turnout with 7 boats. Standard SW wind at about 5-10 with a longer course of C to R. The first start got away clean with the new Panic Attack, ex Express, showing excellent speed and charging into the lead at the first mark. Giving it up by splitting on the downwind and taking a third. Trouble came out of the other corner to take it, followed by Heatwave.
Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 - Fall Series Day 4: Races 10, 11, 12 (Series Ends)
Surcease wins the first two races of the day, clinching first for the series, before helping out by setting a windward mark for the final race. Great finish for that third race, with Ska screaming in from the left on the downwind finish to pass three boats and take first. Force G4 did a slam starboard jibe on Don't Panic and Trinity to take second with all three boats overlapped almost evenly at the finish. A great way, on a great October day, to end a great season for Fleet 61.
Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 - Fall Series Day 3: Races 7, 8, 9
Another wonderful fall day of sailing for Fleet 61. Wind started out from the northeast at about 20 kts and gradually shifted to the east at about the same speed. Thanks to Tony Sklarew for bringing out Alviento to run the committee for us. We did three races, C4, D6, and D4. Everybody elected to go with the 100% jibs.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 - Fall Series Day 2: Races 4, 5, 6
Trouble, Trinity and Surcease each get a win on Day 2.
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 - Fall Series Day 1: Races 1, 2, 3
Surcease the boat to beat in Fall Series after three firsts on Day 1.
Wed. September 8, 2010 - Race 16 (Summer Series Ends)
Really nice breeze tonight with north winds oscillating 15 degrees from the Hutch to CI bridge. Trinty did it just right winning the start and leading the way the whole race. Great job keeping the boat flat and really moving. Winds pretty steady at 18-20 knts. with occasional gusts to 25-30. We wanted to provide the longest race possible and still finish in day light. But never expected a 4 leg race from near Big to to the 2nd Cuban ledge mark to be completed in under 30 minutes. Great racing all. -Jeep
Wed. September 1, 2010 - Race 15 (Summer Series)
Blondie holds off Force G4 down the final leg.
Wed. August 25, 2010 - Race 14 (Summer Series)
Surcease over Force G4, who held off Don't Panic at the finish for top three finishers of nine racers.
Wed. August 18, 2010 - Race 12 & 13 (Summer Series)
Jeepers, Trinity and J Puddleduck all had top 3 finishes in both races.
Wed. August 11, 2010 - Race 10 & 11 (Summer Series)
1st race Wind 180-185 @8K Course R4. 2nd race Course R2.
Wed. August 4, 2010 - Race 8 & 9 (Summer Series)
Jeepers wins first race of the night. Force G4 wins the second race.
Wed. July 28, 2010 - Race 6 & 7 (Summer Series)
Fleet 61 completed two races, each 4 legs with “R” as the windward mark. Winds of about 8 to 15 knots, relatively steady in direction (15 degree oscillations were reported) from SW, with the stronger breeze in the first race. The fleet split in both races with some opting to head for shore on the right to get out of the current and others going left or more middle to get more breeze. Race one start saw boats holding back a little at the start, while for race two was a more competitive start with most boats within 2 feet of the line at the gun. The night belonged to Surcease, Blondie and Heatwave who filled the top three in both races. The most significant gain was by Blondie in Race 1 who went from 5th at the first leeward rounding to finish 3rd, otherwise most boats held their first rounding positions.
Wed. July 21, 2010 - Race 5 (Summer Series)
RC Blondie set out with Robin & Carl Ricca on Joe Blow V from HYC at 6:00 pm facing a SW breeze of 8 kts, dropped weather mark, pin and anchor for starting line south of C mark. By 6:30 breeze had clocked right to NW and postponement called. RC pulled up anchor and pin, contacted EBYRA RC to discuss NW courses, and both fleets set a course to the E mark. AP down at 7:15 pm with course E4 posted just in time for breeze to go NE 15-17 kts, and 2nd postponement called. RC pulled up anchor and pin again, and set a course to the C mark, as did EBYRA. AP down at 7:30 pm with course set for C6.
Wed. July 14, 2010 - Race 3 & 4 (Summer Series)
What started out as a gloom-and-doom weather forecast in the early afternoon
turned into a nice evening for sailing. The clouds parted and we had a solid
6-8 kt NE breeze by the time the RC got set up. We originally set an inflatable
for the windward mark with a wind axis of about 040, but by the time the start
rolled around, the wind settled in to the right so we went with B4 and half mile
Wed. July 7, 2010 - Race 1 & 2 (Summer Series Begins)
Beautiful night. Light breeze. Southerly shifting to Southwesterly. +/- 10 knots. Course R4: 4 legs to Weir Creek and back, twice around. First time around completed in 30 minutes. Second time around the wind diminished a little. Time for second time around was 40 minutes. Winds diminishing a little then reviving.
Wed. June 30, 2010 - Race 12 & 13 (Spring Series Ends)
Surcease again! And again!
Wed. June 23, 2010 - Race 10 & 11 (Spring Series)
Another great night for Surcease with 2 wins!
Wed. June 16, 2010 - Race 8 & 9 (Spring Series)
Don't Panic roars in from the right to sneak in for the win over Force G4 in the first race. Surcease wins the second race, and a strong finish from the right by Watercolour this time takes 2nd over Force G4. However, Force G4 was the overall leader for the night and takes over first place in the Spring Series standings.
Wed. June 9, 2010 - Race 7 (Spring Series)
The real sailors on Jeepers, Trinity, Blondie and Force G4 showed up to race in the rain. Otherwise it was a great night for a race with a relatively steady wind from the south.
Wed. June 2, 2010 - Race 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
Courses were R4 and a shorter R4, winds out of the SW around 10 kts and easing during second race. RC: Force G4.
A full night of racing, finishing just before dark.
Wed. May 26, 2010 - Race 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
Courses were E4 and E2, winds out of the WNW 4-6 kts and squirrely. RC: Wow.
Wed. May 19, 2010 - Race 1 & 2 (Spring Series)
Just because we elected Blondie fleet capt. doesn't mean she gets to finish first all the time. Congrats on really good racing.
Race #1: Blondie, Force G4, Heatwave, Wow, Trouble
Highlights For 2010:
FALL SERIES ENDS - See: Final Overall Results (corrected 10/14/09)
We will have a Awards/Fall party/meeting in mid November - more to follow.
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 - Day 4 (Fall Series Ends)
A Great 2009 Season ends with a windy day.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 - Day 3 (Fall Series)
Five boats showed up for week 3. Early morning rain and heavy overcast gave way to bright sunshine by noon, but no wind. The RC opted for an on-short postponement and finally got going around 2:00.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 - Day 2 (Fall Series)
Surcease again! And again!
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 - Day 1 (Fall Series Begins)
Surcease the boat to beat in Fall Series.
Wed. Sept. 9, 2009 - Race 5 (Late-Summer Series Ends)
We had a great last night. the forecast improved, East wind, 6-8 knots, course D4, Force G4 Race Committee.
Wed. Sept. 2, 2009 - Race 4 (Late-Summer Series)
Francine and Watercolour crew did a great job of supplying a beautiful night for the second to last Wednesday night of the late summer series and the year.
Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 - Race 3 (Late-Summer Series)
It is all Trouble! Course: E6 - RC: Don't Panic ( Roy Smith & Kevin Sailor)
Wed. Aug. 19, 2009 - Race 2 (Late-Summer Series)
Force G4 beats out Blondie for the win. Course: R4 - Wind: 5kts/150 - RC: Express.
Wed. Aug. 12, 2009 - Race 1 (Late-Summer Series begins)
Finally a Race after 2 weeks of 'no race sailed.'
Wed. July 22, 2009 - Race 8 (End of Early-Summer Series)
Fantastic sailing was the theme for the final race of the Early Summer Series. 12 Boats showed to find a nice 10 knot southerly.
Wed. July 15, 2009 - Race 6 & 7 (Early-Summer Series)
WOW - Express streak broken!
Wed. July 8, 2009 - Race 4 & 5 (Early-Summer Series)
Trouble comes within inches of breaking the Express winning streak. Trouble got of to a great start in a shifty 10-15 knot Northerly. The course was short, keeping the racing very close and action packed. Trouble lead at the first mark with several boats right behind. Express rounded midpack but jibed quickly to take advantage of a strong inside lane moving to second at the bottom mark. Trouble held on, but was overlapped with Express on the the last turn and Express again gain the edge with a fast jibe to the boat end of the line.
Wed. July 1, 2009 - Race 3 (Early-Summer Series)
Hank and the Wow team did a great job of dealing with an unsettled breeze to get a very good race in last night. Wind was ENE between 6-12 knots. The first start was a general recall. The next start went off clean but the wind shifted 40 degrees right before the gun and Hank did the right thing and call the fleet back rather than just sail 4 reaches. The RC was moved and we restarted right into another general. The following start got off with only an individual recall, I think, Blondie and Puddleduck.
Wed. June 24, 2009 - Race 1 & 2 (Early-Summer Series Begins)
What a surprise. At 5 PM I would have bet the races would be called for no wind but at 6:30 an northerly started and continued to build all evening.
Wed. June 17, 2009 - Race 7 & 8 (Spring Series Ends)
Spring Series came to an end last night with 2 great races in a, not so typical, south/southeasterly, 8 knot breeze. 9 Boats showed up with Alias dropping out after the first race with a chainplate failure. Competition was tight with many boats focusing in on their close competitors for the series overall.
Wed. June 10, 2009 - Race 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
Fun shifty easterly keep 11 Js amused for 2 fun and tight races. Express is showing no letting up this spring, with a new set of wheels, to lead both races start to finish. Big battles were to be had close behind for the runner up spots. Wow posted the next best showing with a 2,3, followed by Surcease with a 2,5.
Wed. June 3, 2009 - No Races
No wind - No races
Wed. May 27, 2009 - Race 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
Express did RC last night and we had another great early turnout. 9 boats showed in damp and foggy conditions, but a nice 8-10 knot easterly. Course was set in the north bay, a slightly different area than usual. Wind phased between 80-100 degrees and velocity was up and down with the shifts. Race 1 had Wow in good form leading all the way around. Jeepers made a good comeback to second after trailing early on. Trouble was 3rd.
Wed. May 20, 2009 - Race 1 & 2 (Spring Series Begins)
We had great wind and a great turnout for the season opener. Robin Ricca, Francine Alheid and Jeff Goldfarb were a crack RC and set a very nice course sailed in a southerly 12-14 with gusts to 20 in the first race.