The month of April was a very busy sailing month for our racers. It seemed every weekend there was a race with perfect sailing conditions. There is one more Sailing Regatta in the month of May 7 & 8. This is a 2 day Regatta - Saturday 5/7 will be a two Buoy races and Sunday 5/8, will be a distance race. As standard procedures we will meet at Higel park at 11:00 am for captains' informational meetings and crew assignments.
The VSS race season is moving to a close as we enter the summer break. Green Flash races will be held every Tuesday evening.
This year our committees are putting together a very active calendar of events that unfortunately our snowbirds will miss.
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:
Race Results for the 2016 VSS VYC Shark's Tooth Cup
- Spars and Stripes
- Bella Mer
- Cool Betty
- Irish Wake
- Random Walk
To All Hands
Saturday March 5, 2016, VSS Buoy Race.
The first race was a pursuit start at 1300 hours, with a 6nm triangle windward leeward course.
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
To All VSS members
The buoy pursuit race for 2/6/16, started on schedule at 1:00, with Opalina being the first boat to start with Bella Mer, being second followed by Fruition, Flash then Reagan-e. The finish times are : 1st Fruition 2:13:32, 2nd Reagan-e 2:14:27, 3rd Bella Mer 2:20:47, 4th Flash 2:20:48, 5th Opalina 2:25:46.
Today was definitely not JAPSDIP, as there was nothing perfect about it nor was the Gulf paradise. It was cool (50 F at about 11:30 AM) with a heavy overcast and intermittent rain. The wind was from the NW around 10 knots at the start time of 1:00 PM, which steadily increased into the low 20s during the time we stayed out. Only five boats came out, Fruition, Raegan-e, Bella Mer, Opalina and Flash. The race was a pursuit style race on an 8.9 NM triangle, windward leeward course. We (Flash) started behind Opalina, Bella Mer and Fruition and in front of Raegan-e. It rained a bit before the start and periodically harder later, and we got quite cold, excepting Drew Gillett, who was properly prepared.
Windjammer Recap from John Lynch
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