Division 1 -
IRC 1, Farr 40, Swan 42, IRC 2, Farr 30
January 23, 2009
That's a wrap for Acura Key West Race Week 2009. It's been
an absolutely great week and we all really enjoyed ourselves
here on the Div 1Signal Boat. The competition was superb and
today's races determined the final standings for the week.
The fat lady has sung. Hope to see you all again next year.
Farr 30 finishes - Mummbles, Jack-A-Roe, Mummy Syndicate,
Rhumb Punch and Kinetic
Swan 42 finishes - Tiburon, Long Echo, Apparition, Celeritas,
Vitesse, Arethusa, IRC 2 finishes - uncorrected - First
Light, Cool Breeze, BNgoni, Soozal, Act One, Gold Digger,
Ciao, Teamwork, Hot Ticket, Santa Cruz One, Solnes, Tiburon,
Farr 40 finishes - Mascalzone Latino, Flash Gordon, Joe Fly,
Barking Mad, Nanoq, Convexity, Goombay Smash, Plenty,
Groovederci, Mangusta Risk, Oz and Spaceman Spiff.
BM tacked on the port layline into the starboard end of the
finish line. Ml wins, the battle is now for 2nd
Synergy, the Russian boat, came by and thanked the Race
Committee and said they will be back next year for sure.
Rio finished 9 min and 3 sec behind Rosebud
Looks like Rosebud crushed this race - no other IRC 1
Check out the new photos I loaded on Susan's Flickr account
Rosebud has finished and they may have saved their time over
the rest of the IRC 1 boats.
M-L was first round the gate, Joe Fly was second, Convexity
third and Barking Mad was fourth.
We have set up the finish line - Signal Boat is at 24 32.087
N / 81 49.925 W
ML is the first boat to gybe about 1/4 way to the gate.
Rounding - First - M-L, Joe Fly is 17 sec behind M-L,
Convexity is 30 sec behind M-L, Barking Mad is 45 sec behind
M-L. ; All Farr 40s continue down the leg on starboard gybe
- very pretty sight - they are all lined up - a parade of
We are now at WM2 . M-L is now on the port layline
M-L is still leading. Looks like the order will be M-L, JF,
BM, but Convexity may give BM some trouble.
Joe FLy and M-L are in the upper left side and BM is in the
upper right side about 3/4 nm from Wm2
Definitely a big split.
Convexity is now 4th place.
This is about the halfway point in the race.
M-L is kicking everyone's butt right now
Barking is another 2 boatlengths behind Joe Fly - all boats
Halfway up the beat is looks like Mascalzone may be leading.
Joe Fly just tacked on a puff and will cross in front of
Barking Mad - but they just tacked under Joe Fly. Joe Fly is
now clearly behind M-L by about 3 boat lengths. Joe Fly and
Barking Mad are fighting for second to WM2 for the second
We are following the Farr 40s up the beat. The boats on port
tack in order are Joe Fly, Barking Mad and the Crown Prince.
Can't see far enough over to the starboard tack boats.
Nanoq just tacked over to starboard after getting pinched by
Misty, the judges boat is out here with quite a crowd on
Div 1 signal boat is now heading up to the top of the course
to set up a windward finish. Will be very interesting to
watch the last beat.
And Spaceman Spiff and Oz bring up the rear. very exciting
rounding and could bode a shuffle in standings.
Mangusta Risk is flying a B flag and so does Plenty.
Nanoq just gybed to cover Mangusta Risk and looks like they
are 5th around the gate.
Joe Fly just made a defensive gybe to cover Barking Mad just
before the gate. It looks like M-L may have caught up to 3
rd place at the gate
Joe Fly rounds WM2 first, Barking Mad, and Mascalzone is 5th
- all Farr 40s rounded in less than a minutes. The fat lady
hasn't sung yet.
Rio, Ran just rounded the gate.
Tiburon is the first Swan 42 around WM2
(SB) Farr 30 Preliminary finish order Mummbles
(SB) Rosebud/Team DYT
Anema & Core
This is the preliminary finish order of corrected times for
IRC 1 for Race 9.
finish order for Farr 40 Joe Fly
Flash Gordon 6
finish order for Swan 42 Tiburon
(SB) But Mascalzone has 3 firsts and Barking Mad has one so
on a tie breaker, M-L is ahead.
(SB) Unofficial calculations show that Barking Mad and
Mascalzone Latino each have 31 point and Joe Fly has 32
points going into Race 10.
(SW) Results for Race 9 have been sent to the scoring
Translation for Farr 30 sail numbers: 704=Mummbles, 41=Rhumb
Punch, 45=Jack-A-Roe, 58=Mummy Syndicate, 64=Kinetic
(SW) Farr 30's Finish: 704 41 45 58 64 (Sail
(SB) Course information for Race 10 - Course #5 - 3 weather
legs and 2 downwind legs with an upwind finish for all
classes. The bearing is 040, WM1 is 2.3 nm and WM2 is 1.9
nm. Wind speed is about 11-12 kts.
IRC 1 is all clear at the start of Race 10.
(SB) IRC 2 finishes - Cool Breeze, Ngoni, Soozal, Act One,
Hot Ticket, Gold Digger - these are uncorrected finishes.
(SB) Tiburon won the Swan 42 class followed by Vitesse and
(SB) Joe Fly won Race 9 in the Farr 40 class followed by
Convexity and Mascalzone Latino
(SB) Rio is second across the line. Then Ran
(SB) Joe Fly is first around WM2 on the second beat; (SW)
Farr 30's through the gate: 1- 704 2 - 41 3 - 58
(Translation for sail numbers for Farr 30 704 is Mummbles,
41 is Rhumb Punch and 58 is Mummy Syndicate)
(SB) Rosebud just finished Race 9. No surprise that they
crossed the line first again for the 9th time this week!!!!!
(SB) Many of the spectator boats are in a bad place with the
potential to foul competitors. Several spectator boats have
been parking right in the path that boats would take if they
tacked over to port right after the start.
Farr 40 gate
rounding - Joe Fly was first followed by Convexity.
(SB) We are also finding out that Interlude was involved in
the incident blocking Gold Digger also.
(SB) IRC 2 start - Gold Digger was fouled by spectator
Relentless. Gold Digger crossed 1 minute and 55 seconds late
because of the boat. The RC has recorded this time. The boat
was right on the starboard stern of the Signal Boat and
extended into the starting area.
IRC 2 was all clear. The Farr 30 class is all clear.
Boat RC is speculating that Gold Digger will ask for redress
for being blocked by motor boat.
now at the gate 1106.
(SB) Rosebud rounded WM1 at 1053
(SB) All clear on Farr 40 start. The Crown Prince got
a very good start right at the Signal Boat - then tacked
over to port. then back and crossed ahead of other boats
that tacked over. Looks like he is in a good position.
Lots of spectator boats out here crowded around the Signal
3 boats OCS
on the Swan 42 start - Long Echo, Celeritas, Tiburon. They
are now all clear.
(SW) We added an additional 5 minutes between IRC 1 and the
Farr 40 starts for fleet/course management purposes.
(SW) IRC 1 off all clear on time. The fleet favored the top
half of the starting line. Now split evenly starboard/
Farr 40's next.
(SB) The course for IRC 1 is #4, 2.3 miles to WM1. For all
other classes #4 and 1.9 miles to WM2. Bearing is 040.
(SB) The Div 1 Signal Boat is on station at 24 30.142 N / 81
51.484 W. The wind is approximately 10-12 kts from about
045, with 1-2 ft waves.
(SB) More info on Drum - the maxi-yacht Drum capsized after
her experimental keel sheared off. Pop star Simon Le Bon,
co-owner and crew member of Drum, was trapped under the hull
with five other crew members for twenty minutes, until being
rescued by the Royal Navy.
(SB) Simon Le Bon had the boat named Drum. They lost their
keel in the 1985 Fastnet Race and capsized.
(SB) So Race Fans and Rock Fans, we have Simon LeBon , the
lead singer for Duran Duran crewing on the IRC 1 boat Rio
today. Rio has been doing pretty well this week and is
currently in 4th place with the same points (24) as the
third place boat Anema and Core.
building to 12 - 14 kts- direction 045 mag
(SW) Day 5-- Div 1 Signal is proceeding to the race course.
Clear skies, sunny with a nice 10 knot breeze from the
North East. Sea state calm.
(SB) We could not have ordered better weather for the last
day of Acura KWRW 2009. It is gorgeous here today. The
Signal Boat has left the harbor and is heading to the course
area for today. We had some moderate chop with about 10 kts
of breeze - a little less shifty than yesterday. The sun is
shining and warm.
January 22, 2009
Convexity was 3rd in Farr 40, then Plenty, Groovederci, Joe
Fly, There are quite a few protests so these standings may
Goombay Smash has a huge lead in the Farr 40 class and took
first in this race. M-L is second
1 finish order for first 3 - not corrected time is Rosebud,
Speculation is that Convexity and Mangusta Risk fouled Joe
Fly and Joe Fly is protesting them both. But it looked like
Convexity was forced to break a rule by Mangusta Risk.
Should be a complicated hearing.
Joe Fly made up a lot of time banging the right side.
We're hoping that he doesn't come over and hug the Signal
Boat again! Mascalzone is second at WM2, Convexity let
Mangusta Risk in at the mark, Joe Fly was right behind them.
They all have protest flags up.
Nanoq has a B flag, Oz is right in front of the last boat -
Joe Fly is banging right on the second beat
Goombay is first with a big lead at WM2 for the second leg
Long Echo is now leading in the Swan 42 class.
We are heading to the top of the course to set up a windward
Goombay Smash is first at the gate
Second round the gate is a tie (separate gate marks)
Mascalzone Latino and Convexity. Barking Mad next, then
Nanoq. Joe Fly and Plently split in a tie for the tail end
It looks like Joe Fly rounded WM2 in last place last in the
Farr 40 class
Celeritas is in the lead - Swan 42s. Anema and Core is
having a big problem getting their jib back up after
rounding the gate.
Comments from PRO - we have a symmetrical but shifty course.
The first Farr 40 to round WM2 is Joe Fly. Rosebud will be
at the gate in about 1 minute.
Swan 42 start - Tiburon was OCS then cleared.
Rosebud has rounded WM1 at 1311 hours.
Race 8 IRC 1 all clear
New position for the Signal Boat 24 29.356 N / 81.49.784 W.
The course bearing is 360,
We were not able to get any photos of the Farr 40 pile up at
the finish - our crew had to hit the deck again to avoid
getting dragged or decapitated by Flash Gordon's spin sheet.
The Farr 40s all finished within a minute.
Race 7 finishes IRC (uncorrected) Rosebud, Ran, Rio, Anema
and Core; Farr 40 Nanoq, Barking Mad, Mascalzone Latino, Joe
Fly; Swan 42 Tiburon, Long Echo, Arethusa; IRC2 First Light,
Cool Breeze, Ngoni, Farr 30 - jack-A-Roe, Kinetic, Rhumb
We are re-anchoring the Signal Boat in a new location due to
the wind shift.
(SB) Complaints from Barking Mad about the helicopter being
too low and sucking up all the air from the competitors.
(SB) Ok, a little break here- Flash Gordon's spinnaker sheet
got wrapped around the pole holding the R flag on the port
bow of the Signal Boat. It snapped the pole off the ties on
the bow pulpit. Then Flash spun out of control right on the
finish line and fouled a few boats. A big pile up right on
(SB) Very exciting finish in the Farr 40 fleet. The Prince
is still in the lead. Followed by Joe Fly
WOWWWW! What a mess at the Farr 40 finish. Den 7 was first
cleanly and then all hell broke loose. Lots of protests
right at the finish line. More to come
(SB) First Light is the first IRC 2 boat around WM2 on the
(SB) Rio crossed 3rd and the Nautica boat, Anema and Core
crossed 4th. Tiburon was the first Swan 42 around WM2
(SB) Nanoq is the first Farr 40 around WM2 on the second
leg. Nice job.
The rest of the IRC 1 class is coming to the finish. Looks
like Ran passed Rio and will be second over the line. Farr
30 s are rounding the gate.
(SB) All Swan 42s have rounded the gate.
(SB) And the windward marks - Class A is having to go
through traffic to get passed the power boats hanging around
(SB) We are getting some complaints called in about
the helicopter on the race course - not sure what can be
done about it
Nanoq rounded 2S ahead of Joe Fly. HRH took the lead over
(SB) Cool Breeze is the first IRC 2 boat around the WM2
(SB) Farr 30 class is all clear
Rosebud has rounded the gate.
Joe Fly is first around WM2 in Farr 40 class
(SB) Gold Digger took the starboard end start in IRC 2
(SB) Rosebud is around WM1, Looks like Rio will be 2nd
(SB) Farr 40s are spread out on starboard tack with 2 on
(SB) Farr 40 all clear. Joe Fly took the starboard end. A
pack started midline.
(SB) Ran and Synergy were OCS at the IRC 1 start. All clear
now. 3 min to Farr 40 start
(SB) AP down, 1 min to Class A warning
(SB) Dropping AP in 3 minutes
(SB) WM1 is set at 030 with a distance of 2.1, WM2 is 030
with a distance of 1.8. Course is #4 for all classes. We
will add 5 minutes into the sequence after the IRC1 start.
(SB) Our new position is 24 29.712 N/ 81 51.037 W. 2P is in
the water and setting 2S for 030.
(SB) Wind speed is down to about 8 kts and wind still
shifting. We will signal an AP at 1030. AP raised and 2
horns. We anticipate going into sequence at 1045.
(SB) We are setting the anchor and are considering a
postponement - wind shifts of about 50 degrees left and
right. Probably due to the cold air and clouds aloft.
Wind is 030 to 035 - big leftie from the earlier 070
Top of the
course is seeing 015
(SB) Wind has been shifting left and we need to move the
Signal Boat 1/4 mile southeast and re-set to avoid a shallow
area that would be near the top of the course.
(SB) The Signal Boat is on station at 24 30.479 N / 81
51.575 W. The wind direction is about 070 and wind speed is
about 10 kts. with waves less than 2 ft. Beautiful sunshine
and a little bit cool (but certainly better than New
(SB) We have reached the general area where we are planning
to set the starting line. Waiting for things to settle down
before dropping the hook. Competitors are starting to
(SB) Good Morning Everyone, This is the Div 1 Signal Boat.
We have just left the harbor and heading out to the course
area. It is an absolutely gorgeous day. A little bit cool
temperature-wise, but the sun is brilliant and warm. The
seas are pretty flat and wind is about 10-12 kts. A perfect
day to go sailboat racing.
January 21, 2009
(SB) USA 41 is the first Farr 30 around WM2, Rosebud is
making her final tack to the finish, she just shot the line
(SB) At the gate, Convexity was first, Nanoq was second,
Barking Mad was third.
Rosebud is on the layline and will be at the finish in about
Farrs heading to the weather mark - no change in order
Joe Fly, Barking Mad and Convexity
Rosebud just rounded the top mark
(SB) Barking Mad is second around the gate, followed by
Convexity and then HRH
Goombay Smash (up) in the middle of the pack around the
gate. Mascalzone is pretty much DFL at the gate.
We are now heading to the top of the course to set up for a
windward finish. Mascalzone did not have a good gate
rounding - their chute was still up and jib was dragging.
I bet M-L is
moaning about this race - OCS at start, bad gate rounding,
(SB) Last night in the tent I saw several of the crew from
Anema and Core. These guys had muscles on top of muscles -
biceps like I've never seen before.
Farr 40s coming to the gate. Joe Fly is first round the
at the top mark is in front of the IRC2 Fleet
(SW) RC 1 at the first Gate: Rosebud: 1308 Anema and Core:
1310 Ran: 1310:17 Rio: 1310:20 IRC1 Synergy
(SB) IRC 1 are heading to the gate, we see Ran dropped the
chute and are doing penalty turns.
(SW) Arethusa first Swan 42 around the top mark.
(SB) RC 2 start - Ngoni OCS all others right on the line
All clear in IRC 2, (SW) Note on IRC1: They approaching the
top mark---- cannot tell from here- will be back as soon
as we hear from the WM1 boat
Swan 42's had a great start with the entire fleet on the
(SB) Two Farrs OCS at start - Groovederci and Mascalzone
Latino -- they have cleared. (SW) Joe Fly Farr 40 took the
Signal boat end start.
(SW) IRC 1 off the line all clear- Rosebud closest to the
The entire IRC 1 Fleet is headed left-- no one heading
After 2 minutes now starting to see some of the fleet tack
Div 1 Posting Course 5 (Windward Finish) 025 Bearing with
WM1 @ 2.5nm and WM2 at 2.0nm. IRC 1 to start in 90 seconds
Windspeed 14 - 18- Cloudy with many breaks for some nice
(SW) Setting up for the second race of the day--
Conditions steady-- relatively light sea state.
Looks like no serious damage to Signal Boat. Goombay Smash
hit the anchor line first which took some of the impact. The
main trimmer on Goombay yelled to our foredeck crew to hit
the deck and they all did to avoid being hit by the boom.
They also came back and refinished and apologized
(SB) Goombay Smash just hit the Signal Boat at the bow and
then again at the starboard quarter after gybing. They have
a big scratch down their side. No serious damage to the
Signal Boat as far as we can see right now - checking out
(SB) Rosebud has finished Race 5 at 11:32:41
Goombay Smash has passed Barking Mad at the 2nd weather mark
followed by Joe Fly
Ran got pushed out past the layline at the gate and cleared
the bow of the Signal Boat by 10 ft. Rio was right behind
and just as close.
(SW) Goombay Smash in first at the last WM-- Barking Mad
in 2nd, Joe Fly in Third
(SB) Ran is second around WM1, IRC 2 is rounding the gate
(SB) Rosebud rounded the W1 at 1121 and on the way to the
(SW) Followed by Joe Fly, Plenty, Flash Gordo, Groovederci,
Masc. L, Tur 1
Sun is coming out-- brilliant conditions--
(SB) Long Echo is flying a protest flag. Celeritas did a
penalty turns - 2 tacks and 2 gybes so they must have fouled
within the 3 boat length circle. Not sure if this is related
to the flag on Long Echo. (SW) Farr 40's at the gate-
Barking Mad, Goombay Smash first
(SB) Hurrycane has retired from Race 5 to bring an injured
crew member in. They report that they will be back for Race
(SW) Barking Mad first Farr 40 to WM2. No change of course
for the fleets-- wind holding steady enough to keep the
track the same.
(SW) IRC 2 off the line all clear. Most fleets favoring the
left side for the first half of the first weather leg.
Rosebud just rounded the WM1 @ 1053. 18 Minute leg (2.3nm)
(SW) Swan 42's are on the track now. All clear start for
them as well.
Farr 40's on the course- al clear at the start.
(SW) IRC 1 off clean with a beautiful set up of all the
boats right on the line bows out Sun breaking through giving
us the bright green water KW is famous for.
(SW) Setting the course square to 035 mag. WM1 2.3 nm / WM2
(SW) 25 minutes to the warning signal. Looking at a 2.5 nm
leg for IRC 1 is the wind holds above 17-- otherwise a
2.3nm leg. All other classes a 2.0nm leg.
(SW) Starting to check boats in as they make their way
downwind from KW to the starting area
The competitors are beginning to arrive. Seas are bouncing
around 3-4 ft. We've been seeing wind direction swinging
between 035 and 050
(SB) The Div 1 Signal Boat is on station at 24 29.619 N / 81
51.043 W. Wind is about 19-21 kts. Haven't settled in enough
to give direction
Good Morning Race Fans - Susan here on the Div 1 Signal Boat
heading out to the course area. It's a bit on the cool side
today, but the winds are perfect. Most of our crew is
bundled up with fleece, foulies and earmuffs, but inside at
my computer it's nice and toasty. Looks like we will have an
overcast day until this front moves through.
Day Two January
Farr 30 finishes 1-3 Kinetic, Jack-A-Roe, Rhumb Punch.
several protests in this fleet. First over the line for the
IRC2 is Cool Breeze, followed by Ngoni, then Golddigger -
protests in this fleet also.
Swan 42 finishes 1-3 Celeritas, 41, Vitesse, Apparition.
We are done for the day and heading in. Will be checking the
scores and sending them in shortly.
The Farr 40 finishes 1-3 are Mascalzone Latino, Barking Mad,
and Goombay Smash. There are protests in that fleet.
The Jury Room will be busy tonight. lot's of B Flags
finishing the fleet now - several protest flags noted
New photos posted on Flickr account.
Unofficial results for IRC 1 in Race 3 - Rosebud took first
by 7 seconds corrected over Ran, then Rio, Anema and Core,
Synergy, Sjambok,, Yeoman and Pace. Not sure what will
happen with protests - that may change things.
No surprise - Rosebud finishes first again in Race 4.
(SB) Rosebud is near the gate and will be heading back up to
the finish. We will be setting up our line very soon.
The Div 1 Signal Boat is at the new finish line. Our
position is 24 31.914N / 81 50.665W
(SB) Looks like Mascalzone Latino has overtaken Barking Mad
by a small lead. There was a knock right at the mark that
favored the Italian boat.
near the gate and will be heading back up to the finish. We
will be setting up our line very soon.
(SB) new course bearing is 330 with windward leg distance
2.5 for IRC 1 and 2.0 for the other classes.
Sjambok is the last IRC to round the gate. She did 2 penalty
turns right after the start so she must have fouled someone
right at the start.
Rosebud has rounded. Then Ran and then Rio.
No it is not Rio in third - it's Anema and Core. Barking Mad
is first at the gate for Farr 40.
Mascalzone Latino is 2nd around gate - then Mangusta Risk.
Farr 40s are splitting tacks going back up but then the port
tack boats have tacked right back. Joe Fly just did a
Wind is up to 20.4 kts. nad seas about 3 ft.
Since Rosebud is faster than us, we are heading to set up
the finish line up wind.
(SB) Div 1 Signal Boat is hoisting the anchor. We will hang
down here until the gate roundings and then head up to the
top of the course to set up a windward finish for Race 4.
Rosebud is about 2 minutes from the gate.
(SB) We are shortening the weather leg for IRC 1 only ~ .2
Mummbles is OCS at the start of Farr 30.
Mummbles has cleared - all class are now clear.
(SB) Hurrycane, Act One, and Ngoni were OCS at the start of
IRC 2 class is now all clear.
(SB) Several protests called in and flags seen for Race 3 so
final results will not be available until after protest
(SB) Farr 40 start - all clear. Oz got a great start
at the starboard end of the line. DEN 7 was at the extreme
port end. Boats have now split tacks.
(SB) We have sent the scores for Race 3 into the Scoring
Office. In sequence now for Race 4. (editor note: the lag
time to posting results to web is due to the teams efforts
to cross check and possible protests, etc. we will not post
unless we know it will be correct on first go.)
IRC 1 is all
clear at the start.
(SB) Joe Fly is protesting Groovederci
(SB) Farr 40 DEN 7 is flying a protest flag.
(SB) Yeoman just finished and is flying a protest flag
(SB) The first 3 IRC 1 finishers are Rosebud, Ran and Rio in
that order. Not sure how their corrected time stands.
IRC 2 is struggling to get around the gate. Having a hard
time getting the chutes down. Several boats way off the
course. Hurricane not able to get their chute down and had
to sail right by the Signal Boat. Last IRC 2 is around.
Rosebud is about to finish.
The first IRB #2 boat has rounded the gate - Cool Breeze
(SB) Rosebud is around top mark at 1121 heading to the
finish and should be here in about 12 minutes.
(SB) First Swan 42 - Arethusa - has dropped their chute and
is rounding. All Swan 42s are close behind. Rosebud is a
minute from the top mark.
(SB) Just had gusts 25-27 kts. - knocked a few things around
on the Signal Boat
(SB) Mascalzone Latino is first Farr 40 the gate, but they
are all right together - very close. Oz the boat from Turkey
is 5th around. It looks like Plenty is the last Farr 40 to
round the gate.
(SB) Pace is the last IRC #1 boat and is rounding now.
(SB) Synergy overstood the mark - caught in the corner -
probably due to the shifty winds. Then Sjambok.
Boats have dropping chutes early - caught in the corner due
to the windshift. Correction - Yeoman has not yet rounded -
they are coming to the gate now.
(SB) Ran rounded the gate second and Rio is third - close on
Ran's tail. Then comes Anema and Core.
(SB) Wind is oscillating down the course. Rosebud is coming
to the gate sailing a hard angle about 3-5 minutes from the
gate. It took him 18 minutes to do the beat.
Rosebud is gybing for the gate.
Rosebud is sscccrrreaming in this wind.
Rosebud has dropped the chute and rounded the gate.
Beautiful take down and rounding.
(SB) Weather Mark One is reporting wind at 315. First boat
is around - Rosebud of course!!! Farr 30 start is all clear.
(SW) IRC 2 off clean.
(SW) Apparition sailed in between the Signal Boat streamer
ball floating aft. An interesting few seconds as the ball
disappeared under and wrapped in front of her keel.
Fortunately it popped free. Apparition then did a 360
circle around the Signal Boat.
(SB) All clear for Swan 42s.
(SW) Farr 40's off all clear. ITA 1 takes the starboard end
with a beautiful start.(SB) All clear on Farr 40 start.
Mascalzone Latino got a great start and forced Mangusta Risk
to tack right at the start in front of the Signal Boat.
Other boats tacked over to port . Mascalzone Latino tacked
over shortly afterward. Fleet is split going up the beat.
Wind is fairly shifty-- Seeing rights at the top marks and
lefties here on the signal boat. 10 - 15 degree deltas
(SW) IRC start off on time- all clear- skies getting
darker ahead. Farr 40's are next.
(SW) IRC Warning Signal posted at 1030 et
(SB) Today we have George from Commander's Weather on
board today. He is reporting a possible shower in 10-15
minutes with a right shift which should come back after the
shower passes. Still deciding on the bearing and start line
not set yet. Courses are #4 for all classes with a 2.3 mile
windward leg for IRC#1 and 2.0 for the other classes. (SW)
Being advised that a rain shower is headed our way with a
right shift in it and that the wind should go back once the
shower has past. Setting the course square to 320 Mag.
Div 1 Signal Boat has set the anchor and our new position is
24 29.722 N / 81 49.120 W. Weather Mark Boat One is
reporting wind from 315 @ 12-14 kts.
(SB) Div 1 Signal Boat has raised the anchor and is moving
downwind .3 miles to ensure we have enough room on the
windward leg to avoid shallows.
The Div 1 Fleet is now checking in. Things are looking good
to get a good first race off.
(SW) Division 1 Signal is now anchored. Position is:
24 29.927 N / 081 49.344 W
Div. 1 Signal is now close to where we want to set up. Wind
300 @ 12 kts.
(SW) The Div. 1 Signal boat has departed the dock and is on
the way to the starting area. Looks like a westerly breeze
of 15 - 20 kts and a medium seastate.
(SB) Good Morning Race Fans - Div 1 Signal Boat is leaving
the dock and heading out to the course area. Looks like the
squall passes and we should have good wind for two races
to the Dashboard