Winter Series 2013

A New Year means the start of NYC Winter Series

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Race Day 1

January 6

Bill Allan

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Race Day 2

January 20

Francis Walsh

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Race Day 3

February 3

Keith Climenhaga

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Race Day 4

February 17

Paul Nixon

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Race Day 5

March 3

Ken Holland

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Race Results

Race Day 1 - January 6

You can replay today's action on the water by checking out TackTracker.

 

Results for Race Day 1

Race Day 1 Photos

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 1 : How much of a rating hit would you take for this Spinnaker?

How much of a rating hit would you take for this Spinnaker?

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 1 : Tantivy II on final run to the finish line

Tantivy II on final run to the finish line

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 1 : Runaway Girl in the hunt for the finish line

Runaway Girl in the hunt for the finish line

 

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Race Day 2 - January 20

Light flukey winds caused the RC to abandon, in the last minute of the countdown, it's first attempt at getting a race started.  Fortunately the winds filled (?) in and decided on just one direction and the fleet was off.  The first race was a simple windward/leeward and took 90-120 minutes.  Shortly after the last boat finished the RC started the sequence for the final race, a downwind start heading to Gallows and back up into the harbour to finish off the NYC docks.  It was another long drawn out affair despite the short distance but fortunately the sun came out and the racers didn't seem to mind as much that they were going a lot less than hull speed.  Hot chili and lots of laughs made for a great time in the clubhouse.

You can replay the day's action on TackTracker.

Additional photos from today can also be found here.

 

Results for Race Day 2

Race Day 2 Photos

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 2

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 2

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 2: Either a really late New Year's Eve partier or an enthusiastic member of today's RC!

Either a really late New Year's Eve partier or an enthusiastic member of today's RC!

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 2: Great way to finish the day....in the SUNSHINE!

Great way to finish the day....in the SUNSHINE!

 

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Race Day 3 - February 3

Light winds were once again the story of the day.  The first race turned out to be too ambitious an affair and the RC ended up abandoning the race.  Chastened they set a much shorter course, with a downwind start heading to PL (the Cardinal Buoy off of Horsewell Reef) and then back to the start/finish line.  With time ticking and the Super Bowl kickoff looming the final race of the day was set to head back upwind to Gallows Point and then run downwind in the harbour to finish off of the Nanaimo Yacht Club docks.  After a general recall on the first attempt, the fleet got off all clear on the second go round and the race was on.  Tacking close to the islands seemed to be the best bet for avoiding the current and eventually all the boats made it back into the club house with plenty of time to grab a good viewing seat for the game.

Replay the day's action on TackTracker

 

Results for Race Day 3

Race Day 3 Photos

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 3: Dragonfly enjoying the benefit of a folding prop and some crew had a great day on the water

Dragonfly enjoying the benefit of a folding prop and some crew had a great day on the water

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 3: Battle between Tantivy II and Runaway girl at the leeward mark

Battle between Tantivy II and Runaway girl at the leeward mark

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 3: Cu na Mara working her way up the shore of Protection Island

Cu na Mara working her way up the shore of Protection Island

 

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Race Day 4 - February 17

Replay the races with TackTracker.  The Combined Fleets/Race is best viewed with short tails.

Photos of today's action, courtesy of Paul Nixon, can be found on Flickr.

 

Results for Race Day 4

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Race Day 5 - March 3

Racers who showed up today for the final race day in the NYC 2013 Winter Series were finally rewarded with strong winds and sunny skies which put smiles on everyone's faces by day's end.  Ken and Robbie on the RC boat, a Cal 25, endured "bouncy" conditions and managed to get 2 races in for both fleets.  Fortunately a number of freighters anchored off of Protection and Newcastle Islands made their job a little easier as they utilized them for rounding marks.  You would think that large ship would garner a bit of respect when rounding it but that wasn't always the case.  Incident free everyone gathered in the NYC Clubhouse for some post race banter and some libations, thanks to Courtney's newly acquired Serve it Right certification.  

Replay the day's on the water action with TackTracker

The Spring Series is just around the corner and is a great opportunity to get your game up to speed in time for the busy regatta months ahead.  Hope to see you out on the water in 2 weeks!

 

Results for Race Day 5

Race Day 5 Photos

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 5: Cu na Mara heading to round one of the

Cu na Mara heading to round one of the "BIG" marks

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 5: Dilligaf moving nicely

Dilligaf moving nicely

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 5: Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 5: 2013 Winter Series winner Tantivy in fine form

2013 Winter Series winner Tantivy in fine form

Winter Series 2013: Race Day 5: Shaheen looking good in the White Sails Division

Shaheen looking good in the White Sails Division

 

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