Well, apparently I didn’t write a report for Aug 1, so this one will have to serve for both
A big wind day saw lots of close racing. Emily, Heidi and Stephanie set up a short course with a 20 minute target time, and we managed to get 4 races in (wow!) A significant shift to the right meant that the later races were not quite square to the wind, but it made for great racing. The cat (Tony/Annie) scored its first win of the season in Race 2, and the 29er showed what it could do with the spinnaker in the gusts, but the Albacores were the consistent winners. Dominic/Jeremy took the night with 1/2/1/1 finishes, with Ken/Frank S (2/4/2/2) following. Jean/Frank (Albacore) and Max (Laser) tied with 3/5/5/3 and 5/3/4/4 finishes respectively.
The first of 3 races saw big wind and waves, while the second and third were light-air races. The course was much more square than the previous week (great job, RC) and good close racing followed. Carla/Steve (Tasar) took the night with 3 1st place finishes, followed by Ken E/Norm with 3 2nd place finishes. Jason (Laser) scored 3/3/4 to round out 3rd place for the night.
Standings so far
The Summer Series 2 standing have Ken E (12 points) in the lead with Frank and Jean tied for second (23 points). Carla (26 points), Jason (28 points) are challenging Frank and Jean with a group of racers (Tony, Dominic, Jeremy) all at 35 points.
The Season has Ken E in a healthy lead (36 points) with Jason (63 points) and Dominic (83 points) the closest contenders.
Full results, as always, available on the racing page at http://kanatasailingclub.com/sailing/racing/
Well, the wind didn’t cooperate for 12-Mile-Island, and the very light air meant that we were forced to sail with a shortened course (many thanks to instructor Heidi for dropping a mark out by Pinhey’s Point to act as the “Island” for the day). The 11:00 start (monohulls) saw several boats out for more of a “float” than a sail, and it didn’t look like they had much of a head start by the time the Hobie 18 (12:00 start) was approaching.
The wind did pick up a bit (especially on the Quebec side of the river) as the day went on, and perhaps the course was shortened a little too much. The target time for the regatta is 4 hours for monohulls, and 3 hours for catamarans, but the first monohull completed the course after about 2.5 hours (Frank and Jean crossed the finish line at 1:26:07pm after an 11:00am start). Still, I’d rather have a fun 2.5 hour race than a boring 5 hour one…
Actually, the shortened course translated into a close race — all boats (including the cat) finished within a window of 22 minutes, and the adjusted times were even closer. Although Richard in the Laser finished about 10 minutes behind Norm and Monica in an Albacore, the adjusted times were less than 2 minutes apart. Similarly, the Tony and Ken E in the cat (1h 37m 42s elapsed time) were very close to Frank and Jean (2h 26m 07s ET).
The adjusted times (AT) are calculated by taking the elapsed time (ET) and multiplying by a handicapping factor called the Portsmouth Number (PN). The formula used is
AT = ET * (1000/PN)
Okay, now the moment you’ve been waiting for… remember, it’s the adjusted time that determines your placement…
|| Laser 196258
|| 2h 47m 20s
|| 2h 32m 48s
|| Albacore 8034
|| 2h 37m 58s
|| 2h 31m 10s
|| Albacore 8033
|| Robert B
|| Tom N
|| 2h 34m 17s
|| 2h 27m 38s
|| Albacore 7485
|| 2h 26m 07s
|| 2h 19m 49s
|| Hobie 18
|| Ken E
|| 1h 37m 42s
|| 2h 12m 56s
Congratulations to 2016 12-Mile-Island Regatta winners, Tony Hendrikx and Ken Eaves!
A special thank you goes out to Heidi who dropped the rounding mark early in the day, Annie and Emily for assisting on shore (and on the water) to make the day run smoothly, Robert for having the foresight to bring a few packages of bottled water for the sailors sitting in the sun, and Darren and Annie for pressure washing the upstairs deck on their duty day!
Registration for the 12-Mile-Island Regatta is now closed
The event will be held on Saturday July 16, 2016. Please see the Notice of Race (NoR) and Sailing Instructions (SIs, to be posted soon…) for event details, including how boat allocation will occur.
To register, enter the details of you and your team-mates below. If you’re a lone skipper looking for crew (or crew looking for a skipper, or someone willing to do either) then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to get you in touch with other sailors to form a team.
If you’re planning on sailing a club boat, we’ll work out who gets which hull the day of (i.e. of 4 teams all want Albacore 8033 then we’ll sort that out later… please see NoR/SIs for details).
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