Today's distance race was a 9.1 nm pursuit counter clock triangle race. It seemed that the first mark Tom had moved somewhat to the NE .5 nm from the given course. This was corrected by the 1st boat to round Tom , was Opalina Lou Salhhany which helped the rest of the fleet to adjust to Toms .5 correction. The winds were 15 to 18 knots out of the east south east with some clouds and sun with a light chop. The final results were:
Please look at the final official results for the fall and winter racing season. Listed below is the A racing fleet and B cruiser fleets results.
Fleet Racing Captain
Today's distance race was a perfect day in paradise.
We had 6 boats out 3 racers and 3 cruisers
1st Reagan e finish time 15:27:52,
2nd Flash finish time 15:34:45,
3rd Fruition finish time 15:35:20.
1st Opalina finish time 16:11:04,
2nd Irish Wake finish time 16:12:14,
3rd Joy finish time 16:17:00.
This was a 9 Nm triangle course and in a counter clock direction at 13:00 hours. It was sunny all day, with light easterly winds for the start. The winds shifted from SE to
SW by the time all boats finished at 16:12:14.
VSS, Fleet Captain Racing
1st in was Reagan e 15:45:06, 2nd in was Flash 15:27:23, 3rd in Fruition 16:08:07.
The B class was just coming to the second mark at 16:25:00 when it was decided that they would not make the 17:00:00 finish time so the race committee made a decision to cancel the race due to the light air and declared that the B class boats would be scored at their present positions at that time. 1st was Bella Mer, 2nd Irish Wake, 3rd Opalina, 4th Sabbatical, DNF Joy steering problem, DNF Random Walk time factor.
VSS Fleet racing
Race instructions have been posted and available for download.
VSS 21 November Distance Race abandoned due to lack of wind.
What a perfect day for sailing. Winds were from the east north east at 10 to 12 knots with sunny clear skies.
We had 8 boats out for the VSS Distance Pursuit Race, this was a 9 nm triangle counter clockwise course. This was also the first time our committee boat was used to monitor the race.
What a wonderful addition to our racing program.
On the committee boat helping with the racing procedures were, Johnathan Philllps, Ken Nolan and Norm Sooy. This was my first experience being able to monitor and view all our Venice racers from the start-finish mark and it was very exciting.
Hope to see all our Venice Racers on Halloween Oct 31st for the VSS Buoy race.
Today was pretty much JAPSDIP! Sunny with decorative cumulous clouds and a 7-9 knot SW shifting to NW breeze. The race was the usual 9 nm equilateral triangle with a pursuit start, marks to starboard. Only five boats made it out and we started in the middle, after the start times for Irish Wake and Fruition and before Lulu and Raegan-e.
Today was again JAPSDIP, with winds from the South at 10 knots in the beginning and dropping somewhat and backing a bit to SSE as the race went on. We used the big, mostly virtual, nine nm triangle, going around it counterclockwise. It was a pursuit race, with the slower boats starting early and the faster ones later.