Commodore Gibson Report

9 Sep 2019 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

At 10:00 AM Saturday Morning 10 boats set out from Shilshole in a 5-8 knot South easterly, most flying chutes off the line on a reverse start for a 17.75 mile race to Foul Weather bluff.  Unlike recent years tide was light and current light.  Several fast boats set a direct course for the finish to reduce the chance of having any problem jibing their boats short handed.  One slower boat worked what eddies there were, and jibed dozens of times along the shore to stay in with race leaders. 

Charlotte blazed across the finish line first at 13:48, followed several minutes later by a close tie between Those Guys and Altair.  Altair had worked the shore some and fought through some difficult sailing challenges, while Those Guys stayed out and fought through the main river of flood tide.  The two boats finished so close the Sailing instructions had to be used to hand the lead to closest boat to the finish mark, Those Guys.  Altair was really hoping for a second year of second place after fight such a good race. 

The next few boats had less disputed finishes.  All the boats were at the Marina by 15:00 and prepared (napped) for Happy hour at 17:00.  What a spread. You had to remind each other dinner was still coming.  At 7pm a dinner spread was laid out which filled a whole table and two benches.  Pretty much a classic Cruising Fleet Potluck - its what they do!  Matthew Wood, a racing guest to the cruising fleet, remarked he had found a new and profound respect for Cruising Races and would be back.

As the dishes sat unwashed, Matthew Wood entertained and informed the fleet with stories of CYC. Particularly the Lake Fleet Committee Shoe. We were roaring with laughter so much the locals watching Free Willy movie across the lawn probably wondered what the fun was about at our site.  We then joined the Movie crowd on the lawn to watch the decisive moments when Willy was Freed, and the young lad said his last of many “I Love You Willy” lines. 

Sunday morning’s Potluck was equally as good a spread, fresh baked sticky rolls, Yogurt Parfaits, and another table full of food.  After a quick race starting tactic talk we all set off for our boats.  One boat had an engine overheat, and was towed by Tuuli to the start line in time to make Tuuli’s start.  Nearly all the boats started after a discussion of delay to wait for boats still at marina.  Sunday the wind was 5-7 knots from the South. 

The wind held while getting lighter until past Point No Point.  It was nearly Kingston where boats started retire.  We all realized we forgot to make a provision for shortening the course after the start. So closest to finish at time limit of 19:00 gave the win to Charlotte, followed again by Those Guys and Atlair.  Although it could be debated that Altair had outside assistance when a boat delivered ice to them to encourage them to stay in the race. 

Special Mention goes to Tuuli for emergency towing service, and emergency supplies delivery (the above mentioned Ice). 

Participating boats:  Charlotte, Those Guys, Altair, Tuuli, Gratitude, Sea Geek, Bardo, Kittiwake, Red Hot, Cascadia.

-Mike McGuane

Saturday

Start Location 

Meadow

Apple

Pt NoPt

Meadow Start

Distance 

17.75

10

3.75

GPS Time Example

Sail #

Rating

Boat Name

 

 

 

if 10AM start

B30

201

Mike McGuane & Karen Mooney

Kittiwake (Islander Bahama 30)

00:00

00:00

00:00

10:00:00

None

189

Monica & Robinson Howell

Cascadia (Jeanneau 36)

03:33

02:00

00:45

10:03:33

828

169

Greg Davenport

Bardo (Catalina 36)

09:28

05:20

02:00

10:09:28

283

162

Luyuan Fang & Fabio Chiussi

Sea Geek (Jeanneau 349)

11:32

06:30

02:26

10:11:32

215

147

Karen & Scott Tobiason

Tuuli (Catalina 42)

15:58

09:00

03:22

10:15:58

248

141

Suzette Connolly & Paul Baker

Altair (Sceptre 41)

17:45

10:00

03:45

10:17:45

10653

135

Shez & MichelleTucker

Red Hot (C&C 39)

19:31

11:00

04:07

10:19:31

60733

120

David & Karen Barnes

Gratitude (Hanse 415)

23:57

13:30

05:03

10:23:57

25365

96

Al & Jane Johnson

Charlotte (Quest 30)

31:03

17:30

06:33

10:31:03

18155

72

Jenny Heins & Tim Huse

Those Guys (J35)

38:09

21:30

08:03

10:38:09

97703

-18

Thomas Muir & Carol

Artemis (Alan Andrews 53)

04:47

36:30

13:41

11:04:47

Sunday

Start Location 

Foulwthr

Pt No Pt

Apple

Meadow Start

Distance 

17.75

14

7.75

GPS Time Example

Sail #

Rating

Boat Name

 

 

 

if 11AM start

B30

201

Mike McGuane & Karen Mooney

Kittiwake (Islander Bahama 30)

00:00

00:00

00:00

11:00:00

None

189

Monica & Robinson Howell

Cascadia (Jeanneau 36)

03:33

02:48

01:33

11:03:33



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