Monday, November 23, 2015

One-Design Championships at Boca Ciega Yacht Club

November 14th and 15th, 2015

The first day of the One-Design Championship brought strong challenging winds about 15 to 20 with some higher gusts.  Mark and Lil broke a spreader at the dock and almost did not make it out.  Good thing he fixed it because he proved he was fast on Day 1.  With three bullets, a 2nd and a DNF (oops), he was pretty unbeatable.  The race committee kept us out for 5 races on Saturday, hoping to get three in on Sunday which would then allow a throw-out.
Bob & Bob hiking in perfect unison

The Kelly's in the foreground and the Kreutzers in the background.

There's the Kreutzers

Stu and JJ
Stu and JJ just ahead of the Bobs

     A collision took Team Mark/Lil and Team Kreutzers out of the 5th race.  A capsize on the starting line took the Bob's out of the third race.  Day 1 finished with a tie for first place.  Team Mark and Lil had 11 points as did Team Stu and JJ. Three races was the goal for Sunday.  
     Sunday brought more wind and the Windmills and Sunfish made the wise decision not to go out.  Team Mark/Lil borrowed the Kelly's loaner boat Squid so were able to sail.  On the way out the Kelly's foolishly decided to dry out their spinnaker.  It was quite a ride on the edge and no one moved on the boat for fear of upsetting the balance.  They finally had to douse and  broached when the spinnaker was mostly in the bag.  They took on some water but managed to stay on their feet.  Team Stu/JJ decided on the way out that it was not a good choice to race.  The Bob's turned back, then the Kelly's reported to the committee boat that they were also going in.  Mark and Lil stayed for the one race held and took a 1st.
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Team Mark and Lil in "Squid"

Report and pictures of boat repair coming.
Next fleet race Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015


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