Spring Series 2014

Race

Date

Race Officer

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Results

Photos

Race Day 1

March 16

Bruce McQuaid

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Race Day 2

March 30

Greg Keel

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Race Day 3

April 6

Francis Walsh

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Race Day 4

April 13

Bill Jones

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Race Day 5

April 27

Jay Pirooz

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Race Results

Race Day 1 - March 16

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Results for Race Day 1

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Race Day 2 - March 30

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Results for Race Day 2

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Race Day 3 - April 6

The RC was challenged today with a forecast of 10 kt NW winds decreasing to 0 in the early afternoon before clocking around to SE 5-10 kt.  Heading out to the course area at 09:30 it looked like the 0 kt conditions had already arrived but things started to look better soon as a NW breeze of 8-10 kts filled in shortly thereafter.  The 1st race course was set for a beat up to Five Fingers Island, a run down to the leeward mark and then back up to the finish line.  

The 10:30 start went off without a hitch, largely due to the fact that no one was even close to the line contesting for any position whatsoever, which even had the RC scratching their heads wondering if the racers had heard or seen the signals.  In due time however all the boats eventually started and the RC settled in to enjoy the comforts of their committee boat for the day, a beautiful Ocean Alexander 43 graciously provided by Jim.  After enjoying a leisurely chocolate croissant and coffee break in the warmth of the main salon the RC checked in on the fleet which was still struggling to make it to the first mark, 1 hr and 20 minutes into the race.  Although their slow progress was likely due to the fact that they were so late for their start and the wind had stayed just in front of them, the RC graciously decided to put an end to their self inflicted torture and shorten the course at Five Fingers Island.

By the the time the boats had regrouped at the start area the winds had started to clock around.  After enjoying a wonderful lunch of ham and camenbert cheese sandwiches on sourdough bread the RC repositioned the line with a race course set to round a freighter to windward before returning to finish in the Nanaimo Harbour.  The racers seemed to have learned from their previous start the value of being on time and were actually on the line at the start.  Although the winds were light it was sufficient to get everyone back to the Nanaimo Yacht Club with plenty of time to enjoy the now sunny calm afternoon.

A great big thanks goes out to my good friend Jim for providing the RC with the best committee boat ever and taking photos of the race.

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Race Day 3 Photos

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Dilligaf checking in with the RC

Dilligaf checking in with the RC

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: First mate of Wandering Bear keeping watchful eye on the RC activity

First mate of Wandering Bear keeping watchful eye on the RC activity

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Tantivy II

Tantivy II

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Race 1 start within 1 minute!

Race 1 start within 1 minute!

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: GBH leading the train back to the start line, 30 sec after the gun.

GBH leading the train back to the start line, 30 sec after the gun.

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Somebody is happy to be sailing!

Somebody is happy to be sailing!

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: I wonder how things are going out there?  Oh well, pass me another chocolate croissant, please.

I wonder how things are going out there? Oh well, pass me another chocolate croissant, please.

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 3: Who want's their sandwich toasted?

Who want's their sandwich toasted?

 

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Race Day 4 - April 13

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Race Day 5 - April 27

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Results for Race Day 5

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Spring Series 2014: Race Day 5

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 5

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 5

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 5

Spring Series 2014: Race Day 5

 

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