Back to school, Summer series end in light wind and high temperature. Four boat brave the heat for a 7nm course around weather mark and fisherman buoy in NC. Only two finished with TeeSou equalizing Likety Split in the serie. Next is Fall series starting September 8. See you on the water.
Overall winner: RUN-A-WAY
The pursuit of fame (!) pushed some skippers to hire top guns as far as out of state 🙂 Run-a-way got the help of Ben Edkins, skipper of the famous ” Winds of Freedom” from NC. TeeSou brought on board main trimmer Leonard Brown to assist Annick. Likety Split comfirmed Jim Pike as driver and Jeff went dancing on the foredeck. Blind date opened it cockpit to a third crew on Sunday with J.D. New boats Flying Low and La Lune D’azur joined the fleet for a day. Saturday racing was tight as the RC ran two races in wind ranging 10 to 14 with a moderate swell. TeeSou pulled two upset in racing while Run-a-way clinched the cruising with Blind date first finishes in both races but could not save it rating . Sunday with shorter races in lighter conditions , crews were eager for a clean sweep. TeeSou concede race 3 by 3 seconds but manage to regroup for a final win in race 4 and claimed the top spot in the racing fleet while Breck pulled a 23 second lead on Blind date and conquer the cruising title and overall victory (fastest per mile)
Patrick, Thank you for your very skilled and excellent work in the Governors Cup.
Too much time had past. I missed the hunt and I missed my racing buds. It was time to revisit old stomping grounds, press the flesh, and feel the salt spray on my face again…it was, after all, the “Governors Cup” ! Thank you LBSA for your open arms. I was touched by so many of you…Thank you Breckenridge for kicking your game up a couple notches. You and your welcoming crew made it fun. Congratulations Breck on being cruising class champion! Ben SOS-CPA🤸🏿♂️😎
We went from “too much wind and wave action, we should cancel” to one of the best sailing weekends we had in a long time. winds were 10 to 17 most of the time and wave action stayed under 3ft. The course was setup perfect and the race ran just right. Great time had by all. Pizza at Lou’s was fun after Saturday ‘s race. And good prime rib at Mulligan’s after Sunday’s race. My crew and I had a great time.
The LBSA Governors Cup of 2018 was very exciting for all the participants. The competition was fierce in both the Racing and Cruising classes. Run-A-Way nailed the starts and was very impressive with her boat speed and tactics while racing against Blind Date. In the Racing class, Tee Sou and Lickety Split sailed four very dramatic and competitive races. All of us would like to say “Thank You” to Patrick for his hard work and a job well done.
Sailing is SO glamorous! Ha! We had two exciting, sweaty days on the water. Air temperature 90s – water temperature 82. Plenty of wind. Great to see more boats participating. Lickety Split had to abandon the second race because we were taking on water! Saturday evening we enjoyed Pizza at Lou Roper’s house. Sunday, we won the first race 3 seconds ahead of Tee Sou, but she won the second race. Thanks to our crew – Jim Pike, Lou Roper, Frank McGinnis, and Patty Senkow. Thanks to Patrick for comity boat duty.
|Saturday||Race 1||Wind 10-14||3′ swell||Start at 11.15 am|
|Run a way||201||51’53”||51.88||3||3.35||41.83||2|
|La lune d’Azur||189||66’22”||66.36||3||3.15||56.91||3|
|Race 2||Wind 10-15||3′ swell||Start 12.50pm|
|Run a way||201||47’05”||47.08||3.4||3.35||35.69||1|
|La lune d’Azur||189||62’49”||62.81||3.4||3.15||52.10||3|
|Flow 177 to 186|
|Sunday||Race 3||Wind 10-12||2′ swell||Start at 11.15 am|
|Run a way||201||34’15”||34.25||2.4||3.35||26.21||1|
|La lune d’Azur||189||DNS||66.36||2.4||3.15||58.80|
|Race 4||Wind 10-12||2′ swell||Start 12.25 pm|
|Run a way||201||40’56”||40.93||3.08||3.35||30.61||1|
|La lune d’Azur||189||DNS||3.08||3.15||-9.70|
|Race 1||Wind 5-10||1′ swell||Start at 11.40 am|
|La Lune d’Azur||TBA||DNF||4.23|
|Race 2||Wind 10-12||1′ swell||Start 2.00pm|
What started as a sailboat parade with a staggered, easy going, start from Seabuoy ended in a fierce battle for the bragging right on this 12 miles course. And the winner is Scott on Blind Date ! Congratulations !
We went for the long distance race. Pictures and movies will follow
|Race 1||Wind 5 to 15.||1′ swell||Start at 11.10 am|
|Lickety||168||3h 48′ 46”||228.76||15.84||2.80||184.41||1|
|TeeSou||168||3h 51′ 39”||231.65||15.84||2.80||187.30||2|
|Blind date||189||3h 39′||219||12.16||3.15||180.70||1|
Slow start but a lot of fun :
From Breck: Had a great day on the water. My all female crew performed flawlessly both races. My daughter is really getting the hang of it, a few more times out and she will be able to handle the boat by herself. Maybe on the next race we can make it one long race where we can practice with our asymmetrical spinnakers? The prime rib special at Mulligan’s after the race was nice and rare. Hope all the other boats had a good as time as we did. PS my new headsail should be in today.
From Annick ,TeeSou : Beautiful day to be on the water . Passed the entrance we saw 2 big sea turtles, swimming along , may be ready to lay eggs on the beach. Like every other week ends, we are ready to have fun on the water and a little competition with our friends around the buoys . We were 4 boats this time, hopefully we will be more soon
From Scott, Blind Date: Beautiful day on the water!
From the RC boat with shaky hands:
Next get together May 12 and the numbers are:
|Race 1||wind less than 10. 1′ swell||Start at 11.25 am||RC PLG|
|Racing||1 triangle +1 sausage|
|Race 2||10 to 15. 2′ swell||Start at 1.05 pm||RC PLG|
|Racing||course B||1T + 1S|
Racing season is on , with our first race , as scheduled, March 14 . A dozen boats went out and three were looking for wind around the race course ( less than 6kn in race 1 and 10 kn to 12kn in race 2). R1 course was a triangle + sausage shortened to a triangle while R2 course was 2 sausages.
For those interested in numbers:
|Race 1||wind less than 10. 2′ swell||Start at 11.20 am||RC PLG|
|Race 2||wind less than 12. 2′ swell||Start at 1.30 pm||RC PLG|
|Racing||course B||2 sausages|