Cal 20 Fleet Championships and Blue Nose Regatta.
Sunday started out as a drifter. The sun was shining and it was a t shirt and shorts kind of a day. The postponement was lifted finally as the wind started to fill in with a north westerly. We got 2 races in with moderate winds with tidal currents shifting around the course and a few wind shifts that made for a challenge. It was great to see all the Juniors out racing. We had 2 courses with 3 classes each. Mark roundings in a multi fleet event can be very interesting. You really had to communicate well and give lots of room to keep out of trouble. The results for the day shifted back to Magical ( Kerry and Andrea Brann ) 1st place , Tyranical ( Kent Wickens and Oliver Young ) 2nd place for the day and Pinnical ( Ted Sharplin, Megan Rose and brother Colin ) 3rd place.
The overall for the 2 day Blue Nose Regatta resulted in Congratulations for Kent and Oliver on Tyranical – 1st Place and Kerry and Andrea on Magical – 2nd Place and Ted , Megan and Colin on Pinnical in 3rd Place.
The final for the Fleet 38 Championships – Congrats to 1st Place winners Kerry and Andrea Brann on Magical. 2nd Place winners Ted Sharplin, Megan Rose, Colin Rose on Pinnical. 3rd place winners Kent Wickens and Oliver Young on Tranical, 4th Place Zenon Samila , John Goffe on Whimsical. 5th Place Ed and Stephen Chessor, 6th Place Mark Messmer on Hysterical. 7th Place Barry Legge on Classical.
Race day 4 was a cold, wet and windy race day with a southeasterly it was also Day 1 of the Blue Nose Regatta. 5 Races found a new leader – Kent Wickens and Oliver Young in first place for the day on Tyranical followed by Kerry and Andrea Brann in second on Magical and Ted Sharplin , Megan Rose and Colin Rose in 3rd place on Pinnical. A nice hot bowl of soup ( helped us forget about the cold and the rain ) followed by lasagna and salad , apple pie and ice cream was enjoyed by all back at KYC.
Race Day 3 reminded us Mother Nature plays by her own rules and the weather guys ended up with egg on their faces again. The Storm of the Century never happened and most of the fleet made it to the start line and found it to be a great day of racing. We had 5 races with a 10 to 15 knot south easterly. Results for the day.. were Classical 5th place, Osiris 4th ( one point behind ) Pinnical with a 3rd, Hysterical with a 2nd and Magical with 1st place.
Andy and Alex did a great job on the course and kept things rolling with the shift in winds and line bias corrections.
Our next 2 race days ( 4 and 5 ) will be Oct 29th and 30th held in conjunction with the Blue Nose Regatta. There will be 40 + boats and 2 race courses. Don’t forget to register – Skipper and Crew registration $20 per person includes dinner tickets for Saturday night.
Race Day 2 was a beautiful day on the Bay. Sunshine and about 10 knot north westerly winds. The current was a bit of a challenge at times at the windward mark and was flooding instead of the predicted ebb. ? . The whole fleet was out which was fantastic to see. Some big improvements in performance were noted. Osiris was setting the pace a number of times off the start and was pointing like crazy. Osiris was 3rd place for the day with 21, Pinnical 2nd for the day with 20 and Magical 1st for the day with 11 points. The running total Results are posted on the Racing Page.
Race Day 1 of the Fleet 38 Championships was challenging. The shifty south-easterly winds seemed to shift every time you tacked and varied in strength from 0 to 10 knots and back again in 5 min. intervals. The weatherman sure got the forecast wrong as well. Having packed warm foul weather gear and wishing I had shorts and my ( CAL 20 – the Sexy Part of the Club ) t shirt.
Andy and Alex did a great job as usual performing race committee. Thanks to them we got 6 races in.
We had a few special wins. Megan on Pinnical got her first Cal 20 One Design First Place and Braxton crewing on Tyrannical as well. Congrats to you both.
We have established a new series for our fleet. The Janet Stamper Series is being changed to 2017 as a Spring + Fall Series to better align with KYC and awards night being in the fall along with the rest of the club. We are replacing this years JS Fall 2016 Series with a new series … The Fleet 38 Championships ! It will consist of 5 race days for this year but will become a weekend event in the new year during the summer of 2017 and beyond … dates TBD.