Winter Series 2014

A New Year means a new 2014 Winter Series!

Race

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Race Officer

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Race 1

January 5

Bill Allan

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Race 2

January 19

Rich/Court Simpson

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Race 3

February 2

Keith Climenhaga

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Race 4

February 16

Paul Nixon

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Race 5

March 2

Ken Holland

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Race Results

Race 1 - January 5

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Winter Series 2014: Race 1

Winter Series 2014: Race 1

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Race 2 - January 19

The view from Runaway Girl, Race Committee for Winter Series Race #2
 
Ion took the start in the first race that was a short reaching course due to a challenging westerly wind for our regular starting area. Wind was light but everyone kept moving and the race was finished quickly allowing for the second race to get off before noon.
 
The second race was a downwind start around a freighter, Snake Bell, P15, and finish. As the fleet disappeared around the back side of the freighter Race Committee watched in rapt attention through the cabin windows while sipping hot chocolate and nibbling mini spanakopitas fresh from the oven… who would pop out the other side first? To our surprise it was the slower boats in the fleet: Timara and Dragonfly. Wind was light, the fleet reorganized, and Zoom Zoom was first around Snake Bell followed by Cu Na Mara and DILLIGAF. Zoom Zoom couldn't be caught and took line honours. DILLIGAF and Cu Na Mara had a close battle for most of the race and DILLIGAF pulled ahead at the end.
 
For the last race we sent the fleet north to the windward mark, then around Gallows Point to finish in front of the yacht club. As Runaway Girl motored through the harbour back to the yacht club there was a good steady wind, but it didn't hold for the racers and after Cu Na Mara took line honours, it shut down for the rest of the fleet. DILLIGAF was in second until Zoom Zoom ghosted through the finish line ahead of them with practically zero wind. Dragonfly was the fourth and last boat to finish after Ion and Timara skipped the last race and headed back to the dock early. Good grey January day out on the water! Welcome to Timara and hope to see you again!
 
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Race 3 - February 2

With light wind the Race Committee started the races in the preferential location near P15 to try and insure better wind conditions.  Three races were run in light and variable conditions.
 
The first race was started in a light west wind out and around Five Finger Island and back to the start line.  With winds getting lighter the boats gathered close to Five Finger resulting in a protest between between Runaway Girl and CuNaMara.  A light wind filled with a major shift to the North.  The protest meeting results are not available at the time of publication.
 
The second race ran North to windward mark close to Clark Rock and the back to a leeward mark near the north end of Newcastle Island.  Again the wind shifted, this time back from the west, causing the race to become more of a reaching contest.
 
The third and last race of the day was a downwind start to a wing mark that greatly favored the port start.  Tantivy II rounded the wing mark first under white sails before gybing and launching their spinnaker  as opposed to the rest of the fleet that opted for the safer starboard start under spinnaker.  The race course had consistent but light winds until the 'eeward side of Protection Island.  Once through a small hole the wind was of a consistent strength but highly shifty to the finish at the NYC docks.
 
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Race 4 - February 16

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Race 5 - March 2

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