TMS Star Racing Aug 12, 2022

Congratulations to Fanny with her win in the first race. Moon crashed just over halfway thru. A lot of ships but most stayed very much out of the way. We do appreciate them very much!
Fanny swept the next two for a clean victory. Gin was ably crewed by Justin (Stevell) today.

Thank you all for coming to race today! Hope to see you next Friday or on Tuesday if not before.
AND Thank you to those who moved from the racers way or de-rezzed their ships. A minute’s delay makes a big difference to enjoyment on the Blake Sea.


Race 1, Course 308
Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Race Time: 0:14:11
2: GinPhx Resident BS350b – Race Time: 0:14:30
3: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Not Finished

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:14:03
GinPhx Resident BS350b – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: 0:14:15
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: Not Finished


Great Beginning: https://i.gyazo.com/449243c20f6275e189c03fdc705d61ee.jpg

Race 2, Course 306
Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Race Time: 0:13:37
2: GinPhx Resident BS350b – Race Time: 0:14:12

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:13:33
GinPhx Resident BS350b – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:14:03

Lovely end: https://i.gyazo.com/48f82b6c38c700b003d50d5e4554cac2.png



Race 3, Course 317
Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Race Time: 0:11:41
2: GinPhx Resident BS350b – Race Time: 0:12:04

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:11:40
GinPhx Resident BS350b – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:11:55

Bandit IF races August 11th

Two racers showed up, Red and Moon, and both said that they rather wanted me to race with them than doing a match race. So we did that.

Reylenne said hello from at the Club, and then watched for a bit.

Wind was blowing from 160° with some variations (2) and almost no gusts (1).

The first course we sailed was 309. Moon had the best start for that flat first leg, while Red and I passed the line quite late. This order remainded until the downwind leg in the west of the Blake Sea. Red got distracted by an important IM, and fell behind. Meanwhile Moon had issues with finding a good downwind line, and when we sailed around that island in the north-west corner, I had come much closer to him. The second last leg was a tight fight … I even managed to get around the last mark before Moon … but at the end he this time did find a good line downwind towards the finish line. Two seconds between the first and second ranks. Exciting!

Course 309

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:21:09
2: FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Race Time: 0:21:11
3: RedHeadJO Resident BS5d9b – Race Time: 0:21:33

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:19 – Last lap: 0:20:50
FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Start: 0:00:42 – Last lap: 0:20:29
RedHeadJO Resident BS5d9b – Start: 0:00:40 – Last lap: 0:20:53

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Our second race was 324. Good starts from the three of us, I managed to take the lead but Moon and Red were close all along the course. Unluckily Red crashed in the second third of the course. At the end the last down wind leg was so exciting again! Check it out – exactly the same overall race time, and that after a twenty-minutes-course.

Course 324

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Race Time: 0:20:15
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:20:15
3: RedHeadJO Resident BS5d9b – Not Finished


Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident BSe5d4 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:20:10
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:20:07
RedHeadJO Resident BS5d9b – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: Not Finished


Nacra Races August 10th

Justin and Moon

Skippers: Aric, Gemma, Justin, Moon
Weather conditions: Wind 180 @ 21 knots

Congratulations to Moon for all three wins!

Exciting races today with two new courses, and one brand new skipper! The first race was an fun one to watch with Justin and Moon very close to each other for most of the course. However, with only 2 marks to go, Moon managed to take the lead over Justin and maintained it for the win.

We were joined by Gemma in the second race, but unfortunately she had script error issues and was forced to quit halfway through the course.

Kudos to Aric! After owning the boat for only a couple of days, he joined us today for his very first Nacra race and did very well!

Race 1: NYC 313

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:09:39
2: SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Race Time: 0:09:55
3: Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Not Finished

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:09:33
SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:09:50
Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: Not Finished

Aric

Race 2: NYC 334

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:16:11
2: SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Race Time: 0:16:47
3: Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Race Time: 0:21:08
4: Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Not Finished

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:16:06
SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:16:36
Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: 0:20:51
Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: Not Finished

Gemma

Race 3: NYC 332

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:14:06
2: Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Race Time: 0:17:59
3: SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Not Finished

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:14:02
Aric Smythe BS6b91 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:17:47
SteveLL Resident BS7263 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: Not Finished

See you all again in 2 weeks! ♥️

Shields Class Regatta 9 August

Tonight’s regatta featured two of the newer courses at Nantucket , 209 and 212. We had a good turn out and the Blake was very well behaved. The wind was from 185 degrees at 18 kts with some current out of the West.

This was the first race for Aric and for Effy (Aelfgyva) and we are happy they have joined us. All racers finished and had fun. Congratulations to Moon on his two wins.

NYC 209

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident moon – Race Time: 0:18:27
2: GinPhx Resident 18AI – Race Time: 0:20:23
3: emiliopc7 Resident EM69 – Race Time: 0:21:59
4: Aric Smythe 04AC – Race Time: 0:24:56
5: Aelfgyva Fenwitch 135 – Race Time: 0:36:12

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident moon – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:18:24
GinPhx Resident 18AI – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: 0:20:03
emiliopc7 Resident EM69 – Start: 0:00:27 – Last lap: 0:21:32
Aric Smythe 04AC – Start: 0:00:30 – Last lap: 0:24:26
Aelfgyva Fenwitch 135 – Start: 0:01:30 – Last lap: 0:34:42

NYC 212

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident moon – Race Time: 0:10:51
2: Gemma Vuckovic GV78 – Race Time: 0:12:42
3: GinPhx Resident 18AI – Race Time: 0:12:54
4: emiliopc7 Resident EM69 – Race Time: 0:13:58
5: Aric Smythe 04AC – Race Time: 0:14:15
6: Aelfgyva Fenwitch 135 – Race Time: 0:22:53

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident moon – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:10:40
Gemma Vuckovic GV78 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:12:39
GinPhx Resident 18AI – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:12:38
emiliopc7 Resident EM69 – Start: 0:00:22 – Last lap: 0:13:36
Aric Smythe 04AC – Start: 0:00:49 – Last lap: 0:13:26
Aelfgyva Fenwitch 135 – Start: 0:00:35 – Last lap: 0:22:18

NYC’s Monday Bandit 22LTE race results

Just 2 courses run this week, but they were absolute belters…

Wind was a mischievous 200@18kts with enough variation in strength and direction to keep skippers on their toes.

Race 1 used the 303 course

Lag during the race took a hellova toll on the participating skippers, leaving just Liev to complete the majority of the course on his own…

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Race Time: 0:21:56
2: emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Not Finished
3: Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Not Finished
4: Colin Nemeth BS554b – Not Finished

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:21:44
emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: Not Finished
Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: Not Finished
Colin Nemeth BS554b – Start: 0:00:37 – Last lap: Not Finished

Race 2 used the 334 course, one that’s been tucked away in Gem’s underwear drawer I suspect…

Although lag was still a hellova factor for all participants, this one shaped up into a more respectable race. Liev made what turned out to be the right tactical decision from the line, pinching the heck outa the boat to sail almost directly to the first mark, beating Gemma there by a couple of boat lengths. But from there, it was just an exercise in extending his lead, finishing with a handsome margin at the line.

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Race Time: 0:22:20
2: Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Race Time: 0:23:02
3: emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Race Time: 0:24:25

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:22:16
Gemma Vuckovic BS3652 – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:23:00
emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:24:04

Once again, congrats to all participating skippers for surviving pretty dire sim conditions

NYC’s Sunday BIGGGGGGGGGGG boat race results…

Big change this week with the roll out of the 300 series courses… It was a relief to get away from paperwork and get back on the water for a change…

Racewind this week was a fairly gusty, moderately shifty 180@20

This weeks meet kicked off with the 308 course..

Race Results:
1: Colin Nemeth #008 – Race Time: 0:10:55
2: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:13:18
3: VitorCr Barbosa vc33ra – Race Time: 0:13:33
4: citacg Resident 24ES – Race Time: 0:15:31

Lap Times:
Colin Nemeth #008 – Start: 0:00:18 – Last lap: 0:10:37
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:13:12
VitorCr Barbosa vc33ra – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:13:28
citacg Resident 24ES – Start: 0:00:22 – Last lap: 0:15:09

Race 2 used the 330 course

Race 2 proved to be a bit too much for both Victor and Colin, both crashing out before reaching midway along the first upwind leg, leaving the remainder of the race as a straight shootout between a handsome fleet of 12m’s…

Race Results:
1: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:14:54
2: moonglownight Resident moon – Race Time: 0:15:23
3: citacg Resident 24ES – Race Time: 0:16:00
4: VitorCr Barbosa vc33ra – Not Finished

Lap Times:
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:14:50
moonglownight Resident moon – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:15:09
citacg Resident 24ES – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:15:50
VitorCr Barbosa vc33ra – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: Not Finished

Race 3 used the 301 course…

An unfortunate combination of lag and really awkwardly moored party boat at the first mark saw Palani forced into a 4 way, trashing his boat control and spoiling what was shaping up to be a close duel between him and moon.

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident moon – Race Time: 0:20:22
2: citacg Resident 24ES – Race Time: 0:22:14
3: Palani Allen 4710 – Not Finished

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident moon – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:20:10
citacg Resident 24ES – Start: 0:00:28 – Last lap: 0:21:46
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: Not Finished

Congrats to all participating skippers for having the guts to try racing when the sims are in pretty dire condition.

Last point.. special shout out to Ester for deciding to race in a boat so new to her, that she’d barely logged half an hour at the helm before deciding to race. Results irrespective, her tenacity was exemplary.

NYC’s Monday Bandit 22LTE racing

Challenging week this week, what with new courses and course ID’s being rolled out, and Blake conditions being on the nastier side of normal. The plan was to run with 3 courses, but lag induced complications delayed the start of race 2 so long that it ended up being the final race this week. That said… it turned out to be a right belter of a race…

Racewind was 200@18 with salt n pepper on the mischievous side of normal… nothing toooo spicy, just hot enough to make skippers think…

Things got rolling using the 931 course

moon’s experience was evident throughout, establishing a lead from the start. While Liev did all he could to close moon down, there was never really an opportunity for Liev to challenge seriously. That said, all it would have needed was one tiny mistake from moon for Liev to pounce. But… moon’s nerve held throughout to secure the win.

Race Results:
1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:19:04
2: LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Race Time: 0:19:05
3: emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Race Time: 0:20:24

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:18:55
LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: 0:18:45
emiliopc7 Resident BS4c32 – Start: 0:00:43 – Last lap: 0:19:41

Race 2 used the 133 course, and initially it looked like it’d be a repeat of the first race, moon establishing a lead from the line and doing just enough to hold it… untilll….

Progress was close, but processional, right up to the exit of the gate at WP8. Moon turned to windward, Leiv elected to turn to leeward looking to make up about 4-5 boat lengths with time running out. I couldn’t tell whether it was having a marginally better AWA, or better foresail selection, but the pair rounded the mark at WP9 neck and neck with Liev having the inside track at the turn. Both skippers broke towards the nor’east on the initial part of the final leg, with Liev making his break for the line much earlier than moon… The end result couldn’t have been any closer.

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Race Time: 0:22:05
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:22:06

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident BSd9ba – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:22:01
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:22:04

Awesome finish to a damn good race, under conditions were lag was presenting some fairly major headaches.

Congrats to all skippers involved… exemplary sailing throughout, and good to see line honours being shared equally.

NYC’s Sunday BIGGGGGGG boat racing

Three courses, three competent skippers, and a boatload of lag this week…

Racewind was a bit mischievous this week, 180@19kts with moderate shifts but gusts that might catch some out.

Race 1 used the 905 course.

Race Results:
1: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:10:42
2: vivipezz Resident _>i> – Race Time: 0:12:16
3: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:13:39

Lap Times:
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:10:36
vivipezz Resident _>i> – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:12:13
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:13:25

For race 2, 926 was the chosen course. Palani elected to sit this one out, handing Ester and Viv automatic class wins.

This was my first chance to deploy the new gate buoys in Cattewaler, and they make a hellova distance both from Racer’s and RD perspective. Thanks to Gem and Justin for bringing them into play.

Race Results:
1: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:14:15
2: vivipezz Resident _>i> – Race Time: 0:15:45

Lap Times:
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:14:09
vivipezz Resident _>i> – Start: 0:00:14 – Last lap: 0:15:31

Race 3 used the 932 course, with Palani coming back into play.

Palani evidently had his game face on for this one, with a strong start on stbd tack from the line placing him in ideal position after the first mark to shadow and pass Viv into WP2. It looked like he’d quite a strong lead over Viv heading for WP3, but… it’s a fool who writes Viv off so early in a race, and she demonstrated this by ruthlessly reeling in Palani, placing her boat perfectly to shadow and pass going into WP3. Subsequent legs merely consolidated her lead.

Race Results:
1: citacg Resident BSdca5 – Race Time: 0:12:00
2: vivipezz Resident _>i> – Race Time: 0:14:54
3: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:15:59

Lap Times:
citacg Resident BSdca5 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:11:57
vivipezz Resident _>i> – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:14:41
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:15:56

Although there was moderate traffic throughout the meet, I don’t think any caused any issues.

Congrats to all skippers for dealing so well with challenging lag conditions.

Trudeau 12M Regatta 20 July

The boats entered this evenings regatta:

Scandalous skippered by Gin and crewed by Gemma in the last two races
Eifuu Kitsune skippered by Arrekusu
Morna Skippered by Mike

Wind tonight was from due south at 20 kts. The Blake Sea was variable and seem to worsen as the regatta progressed. Tourists were around but not an issue. I would like to welcome Arrekusu to our regatta, her first since 2015. I think she will progress fast and prove to be very competitive as time goes by.

AO1 Reversed

In the first race Morna got off to a great start however Scandalous was able to close, finally passing down wind as she shadowed her spilling wind from her spinnaker. She held the lead for the win.

A01
Race Results:
1: GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Race Time: 0:15:44
2: justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Race Time: 0:16:01
3: Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Race Time: 0:18:16

Lap Times:
GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Start: 0:00:08 – Lap 1: 0:07:03 – Last lap: 0:08:33
justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Start: 0:00:01 – Lap 1: 0:07:25 – Last lap: 0:08:35
Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Start: 0:00:17 – Lap 1: 0:08:04 – Last lap: 0:09:55

AO4

Race two started with Morna again having a good start and again Scandalous closing. She came up to windward and established an overlap at which time Morna called for lee ROW. Scandalous chose to duck behnid Morna but a protest was filed and it had been decided in favor of Morna. The RD was out of shout range and didn’t hear the protest to order a penalty turn so Scandalous is being penalized 30 seconds added to her time.

A04
Race Results:
1: justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Race Time: 0:16:43
2: GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Race Time: 0:17:26 with penalty 0:17:56
3: Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Race Time: 0:19:23

Lap Times:
justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:16:41
GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:17:18 with penalty 0:17:48
Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Start: 0:00:22 – Last lap: 0:19:01

A10

Morna chose to use a port start and the timing was good. She came close to fouling Scandalous but changed course enough to avoid contact or penalty. She took the lead with that port start and held it for the race in spite of some lag, control and camera issues enduced by meeting a corner.

A10
Race Results:
1: justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Race Time: 0:15:33
2: GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Race Time: 0:17:00
3: Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Race Time: 0:17:38

Lap Times:
justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:15:24
GinPhx Resident 18AI S – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:16:56
Arrekusu Muromachi KS31 – Start: 0:00:46 – Last lap: 0:16:52

Congratulations to Morna for her two wins and Scandalous for her win.

NYC’s Sunday BIGGGGGGG boat racing

Small turnout this week, but that didn’t diminish the quality of the sailing. Liev and Seven handled their OP60 expertly, while Palani was his usual steady self in his 12mR.

Different approach to the courses this week; couple of short, fast tune-up races before tackling the big course, and just to keep things interesting, the wind was 180@19 with 3kt gusts, having the potential to pose some challenges for the skippers to resolve.

First on the board was NYC 913

An exemplary start from both skippers resulted in fine technical displays of the strengths of both boats, with both skippers producing respectable times. Lag on Blake was significantly better than its been of late, but as usual for Blake, there was still room for improvement in places. Tourist traffic however, wasn’t an issue.

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident 469 – Race Time: 0:07:33
2: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:09:17

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident 469 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:07:17
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:09:08

Race 2 used the NYC 914 course, and with a near identical start from both skippers, the results were another find display of helmsmanship, with perfectly respectable times from both skippers.

Liev somehow managed to wiggle his OP’s *coughs* wide transom through the squeaky tight channel at Crows, while Palani took the more conservative route around the island.

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident 469 – Race Time: 0:05:12
2: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:07:36

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident 469 – Start: 0:00:22 – Last lap: 0:04:50
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: 0:07:16

Race 3 used the NYC 145 course; and with little else to do after getting both skippers safely across the line, yours truly rez’d a boat to give Palani a run for his money.

The late start meant it took quite some time to catch up with Palani, who went on to put on a masterclass in defending his weather side, holding the weather gauge from the leg leading into Howe, all the way through Windlass and Sirens. It wasn’t until half way towards Caribbean that I finally managed to break free of his wind-shadow, and eek out a lead. For as hard as the racing was between us, there was never a hint of a foul, despite the challenges presented by a squirry wind, compounded by the wild fluctuations caused by wind shadow.

Race Results:
1: LivBariough Resident 469 – Race Time: 0:25:57
2: justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Race Time: 0:36:20
3: Palani Allen 4710 – Race Time: 0:37:04

Lap Times:
LivBariough Resident 469 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:25:47
justMike247 Resident 24FD M – Start: 0:01:17 – Last lap: 0:35:03
Palani Allen 4710 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:37:00

Long story short… it was all about racing… no protests, no shenanigans, plenty respect from all skippers for each other, producing pure racing results… Good fun!