Sun. September 10, 2017 - Races 1, 2, 3 (Fall Series Begins)
Jeepers, Trouble and Allegria each won a race, and Wow tied for second overall with two 2s on the first day of the Fall Series.
See Race Results for finishes and link to Fall Series standing.
Wed. September 6, 2017 - Race 15 (Summer Series Ends)
Surcease beats Heat Wave to the finish by a boatlength, finishing 1-2 for the night, in the final battle for second place overall. The Summer Series ends with Force G4 in first overall.
See Race Results for finishes and link to Summer Series final standing.
Wed. August 30, 2017 - Races 13 & 14 (Summer Series)
First race start time 7:05 (warning at 7pm). Course was W2. Wind was Northwest. Allegria finished first. Second race start time 7:25. Course was W4. Wind Northwest. Heat Wave first.
Wed. August 23, 2017 - Race 12 (Summer Series)
W6 in a NNW breeze that blew up pretty strong around the start and then got progressively lighter. Top three finishers were Surcease, Heat Wave, Force G4. Last boat finished just at sunset.
Wed. August 16, 2017 - Race 11 (Summer Series)
One of those not much wind/no wind races. "Not sure we should have even had this race, but there wasn't anything good on TV anyway." -Willie/RC. At least Surcease, Allegria, and Seven Seas raced well enough to finish 1-2-3.
Wed. August 9, 2017 - Races 9 & 10 (Summer Series)
Force G4 wins first race. Trouble wins the second.
Wed. August 2, 2017 - No Races
Wed. July 26, 2017 - Races 7 & 8 (Summer Series)
Surcease wins the first race as Allegria overtakes Force G4 downwind on the fourth and final leg for second place.
In the second race, Force G4 passed Surcease on leg five of a six leg race to finish first, with Surcease holding onto second over third place Seven Seas.
Thanks to Roy Smith for helping the Jeepers crew do a great job as RC.
Wed. July 19, 2017 - Races 5 & 6 (Summer Series)
Race 1 started on time at 1900. There was 7 to 8 knots of wind from South by Southeast clocking back and forth 20 degrees. All boats cleared the line and the fleet split left with 2 boats going right side of course. Force G4 was 1st to go around the Windward mark and lead the entire race to win.
Race 2 started at 19.44 and all boats cleared the line. 8 boats went left side course while 2 boats went right. The race was very close but on leg 3 the wind dropped a lot at the Windward mark splitting up the fleet. Force G4 went hard right on leg 4 on a flier for some breeze which paid off with another win in the now inconsistent wind.
Note: Race 2 has Heat Wave protesting Wow. - Robin C Ricca as RC PRO for Seven Seas.
Wed. July 12, 2017 - Races 3 & 4 (Summer Series)
Force G4 and crew win 2 races.
See Race Results for finishes.
Wed. July 5, 2017 - Races 1 & 2 (Summer Series Begins)
Jeepers wins first race. Heat Wave wins second race. Force G4 takes two 2nds.
Thanks to Paul Beaudin of Doyle Sails for a great job as RC.
Wed. June 28, 2017 - Races 12 & 13 (Spring Series Ends)
In the first race, NW course Z-4, Sursease, Force G4 and Watercolour got ahead early and finish 1-2-3. Sursease also finishes the Spring Series in 1st place.
After a wind shift and a new SW course I-4, Heat Wave won the second race and moved up to 2nd place in the final Spring Series standing.
Excellent work by RC Herman Cardona and the Wow crew.
See Race Results for finishes and link to Final Spring Series standing.
Wed. June 21, 2017 - Races 10 & 11 (Spring Series)
Surcease maintains first place with two wins.
Wed. June 14, 2017 - Races 8 & 9 (Spring Series)
Force G4 wins the first race. Heat Wave the second.
Wed. June 7, 2017 - Race 7 (Spring Series)
Surcease wins again!
Wed. May 31, 2017 - Races 5 & 6 (Spring Series)
Watercolour as RC went out with Lucky IV Committee Boat with a southerly breeze at about 8 knots. Seven J-24's came to the line. Course was set south of Cuban Ledge Marker with EBYRA Buoy ‘R’ chosen as windward mark. Wind was steady and slightly building to a later sometimes 12 knots, with a slight choppy water. At 7.00 pm, course for first Race was set as R-4 and racing began, with an altercation at the start line.
Second race R-2 began at 7:57 pm as some large brilliantly lit sunset cloud formations were building in the west. The wind held steady thru the race. We finished and made it back to the mooring area with lightning in the distant west.
Protest was filed in the first race from Heat Wave vs Seven Seas, who later withdrew.
-Francine Alheid and Watercolour crew with Sharynne Wilder.
See Race Results for finishes.
Wed. May 24, 2017 - Races 3 & 4 (Spring Series)
Seven Seas as RC went out early with a steady breeze from north at 40 degrees at 8 knots. Five J-24's came to the line. After RC set the W4 course at 6.45, a huge wind shift came through and at 7.00 pm RC was in no wind, so a postponement was blown. At 7.15 the wind returned to north at 40 degrees with 6-8 knots and Race 1 was started. Surcease won the start and lead at all marks to a 1st.
Race 2 started at north 40- 50 degrees. One boat fouled the start and was called back. As boats went upwind the breeze was now shifting and oscillating 40 to 80 degrees. Wind started to go down to 5 to 6 knots. RC had set a W4 course and all boats were able to finish the race with no problem, with Jeepers in first.
-Robin C Ricca for Seven Seas and Hideki H.
Wed. May 17, 2017 - Races 1 & 2 (Spring Series Begins)
Great evening for the first night of the 2017 season. Wind SSW around 9-10. First course a W4, then a W2 to get in before dark. Congratulations to Luigi for winning his first race out with Fleet 61.
Skippers Meeting - Thurs., April 27, 2017 - 7 PM