RC-44 Regatta – September 15th 2016

From the left (in RC-44's): Cor, Dess, Burton with Pesha, Gail, and Beane.
On the dock: Joshua, Cat, Asami, Petra and Tessan. Picture courtesy of Petra.

From the left (in RC-44’s): Cor, Dess, Burton with Pesha, Gail, and Beane.
On the dock: Joshua, Cat, Asami, Petra and Tessan. Picture courtesy of Petra.

Fun, quick racing featured in this weeks North Sea RC-44 Regatta. We had a nice crowd turn out to spectate from the dock to witness some quick racing from the RC-44’s that turned up today. We also saw some great starts from the fleet as everyone’s efforts in practicing their pre-starts is paying off.

Race 1, on the North Sea Copacabana course, saw a nice start as Dess was across at 00:00:01, with Beane right on her stern at 00:00:04 and Cor right behind at 00:00:07. Dess’s pre-start practice is really bearing fruit. Gail was next across at 00:00:14 followed by Burton, with Pesha as crew, at 00:00:18. This order would hold for the duration of the race as Dess would take line honors. Beane would finish second, followed by Cor, Gail and Burton.

Race 2, a 3 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, saw another great start with Gail, in her second week of racing in The North Sea, crossing first at 00:00:01. Gail has also been practicing her pre-starts and that showed well in this race. Cor was next across at 00:00:03, with Beane right on his stern at 00:00:04. Burton, with Pesha as crew, was next across at 00:00:25. Dess, who just missed the start line on her first run across, circled around and was next at 00:01:18. Unfortunately, both Cor and Dess wound up crashing on the second lap of the race and recording DNF’s. Beane would go on to lead the fleet and ultimately take line honors, with Gail coming across second and Burton, with Pesha, coming across third.

More pictures, courtesy of Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW) 18 kts

Race 1: North Sea Copacabana
Race Results:
1: desspaa Resident ID063 — 00:14:49
2: beane Bade ID111 — 00:14:58
3: CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — 00:15:37
4: epinefri Resident ID202 — 00:18:59
5: BiBurton Resident ID044 — 00:20:19

Lap Times:
desspaa Resident ID063 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:14:48
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:54
CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:15:30
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:18:45
BiBurton Resident ID044 — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:20:01

Race 2: North Sea Short Loop (3 Laps)
Race Results:
1: beane Bade ID111 — 00:13:51
2: epinefri Resident ID202 — 00:16:03
3: BiBurton Resident ID044 — 00:16:41
4: CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — DNF
5: desspaa Resident ID063 — DNF

Lap Times:
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:04 — Lap 1: 00:04:43 — Lap 2: 00:04:33 — Last lap: 00:04:31
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:01 — Lap 1: 00:05:01 — Lap 2: 00:05:40 — Last lap: 00:05:21
BiBurton Resident ID044 — Start: 00:00:25 — Lap 1: 00:05:37 — Lap 2: 00:05:16 — Last lap: 00:05:23
CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — Start: 00:00:03 –DNF
desspaa Resident ID063 — Start: 00:01:18 –DNF


Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
beane Bade 2 1 3 1
desspaa Resident 1 4 5 2
epinefri Resident 4 2 6 3
CorSakov Sosa 3 4 7 4
BiBurton Resident 5 3 8 5

Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Beane (beane Bade), with Dess (desspaa Resident) second, and Gail (epinefri Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.



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