Division 2 -
IRC 1, Swan 42, PHRF 1, IRC 2, PHRF 2
Back to the Dashboard
24 Jan 2008
all done done for the day--- Looking like a nice sunset as
we head in---- Racing begins 1 hour earlier tomorrow with
the warning at 0930--- 18-25 knots expected so we should
have a shot a getting 3 races in----- See you all tomorrow--
Div 2 has one more boat to finish in about 3 minutes and
then we are done for the day. A few protest flags were
flown------ About 30 minutes of daylight left ----- a great
day on the water--
The Swan 42's had a great finish with 5 - 6 boats crossing
the line within 20 seconds of each other---- Good Stuff
IRC1 Class is all finished----- The TP 52's were all pretty
close-- Windquest was first TP52 followed by Samba 3 seconds
The top 25' of Numbers' headstay foil is shredded- will post
pics soon---HF across the line first.
action on Numbers' foredeck-- still sailing under main only-
Highland Fling leading the pack boat for boat now.
Numbers sailing up the last half of the final leg under
mainsail only at the moment--- Highland Fling closing in --
Div 2 Signal has now set up shop on the top end of the
course and laying a finish line for a windward finish------
Conditions still consistent--
Another fair test underway-- smooth water--- 11-13kts of
breeze @ 350 Mag.-- a little sunshine---- good times
OK----- All competitors on div 2 are on the track------
Class A is through the first gate with a Charlie Flag posted
with the new heading of 350 Mag. to their new WM---
Div 2 Signal
boat is getting underway to set up up top for the windward
The Swan 42 General Recall is allowing us to move classes
B-E to the new wind direction of 350. Those classes have
been informed-- going back into a starting sequence for the
rest of the classes.
Swan 42 class had a general recall- we are restarting them
now--- Wind has shifted right---- dealing with that as
are reset-- The R flag has been lowered-- Ready for the3
warning- Course 5 all classes (WGWGF)-- Bearing 330- 2.1nm
Class A - 1.3nm Classes B-E
The fleet is now all finished--- we have a new course set--
a slight delay as an IRC1 boat sailed too close to the PLB
and severed the anchor line
OK--- Up top I go to finish the fleet with the scorers-----
will be back as time permits--- Conditions are still
Numbers is around the final top mark heading back to the
finish. We are setting up to finish most of the fleet before
we post a warning signal for race 2 today (race 5 in the
series)--- We anticipate setting a 5 leg course with a
windward finish--- be back in a few
Beautiful flat water sailing conditions with a fair test for
the fleet---- a welcome relief--- who whud-da thought!
PH1 the J125 is through the gate with an approx. 90 second
lead over the bright orange Farr 36.
Wairere is the
next boat about 20 seconds after that.
IRC1 and the Swan 42's are through the gate--- no course
change as the breeze is steady in direction and velocity. We
anticipate starting the IRC1 and Swan 42's while we are
finishing the other 3 classes so we can get 2 races in
PH2 Off with 3 boats OCS who all re-started. All competitors
on Div 2 are no racing-- Pics coming over.
Breeze is up to 12kts in the puffs---- wind direction 325 -
IRC2 is now racing-- Le Renard (Farr 40) OCS -- returned
right away and is on the course.
1 off and all clear--- 2 more starts and I will send in some
IRC 1 is on the track-- 3 boats OCS- Crackers, Russal and
Mayhem--- all re-started and proceeding up the first weather
leg in a nice 8 knot breeze.
The Swan 42' are
off clean in a well contested start with the entire fleet on
the line Farr 40 style---- conditions right now are
fantastic---- better than expected mopre breeze coming in.
Going topside to help call the line and get some pics-- BRB
Warning for Class A has been displayed----- We are in a
Now going with a 330 heading as things stabilize---- Warning
in 3 minutes
are now going with a 325 heading-- Course 4 all classes
(W-L-W-F)- Warning Signal @ 1405--- 1.7nm Class A--- 1.3nm
are positioning both WM1 and WM2 (Weather Marks 1 and 2) for
a 340 direction @ 1.7nm and 1.3 nm. With the wind filling in
we are going for 2 races today. We intend to go with a
warning signal at 1400 or so. We have just informed the
are setting up the gate as we speak and will go to work on
the starting line as things are looking the best they have
in 2 days-- stay tuned.
are now seeing 7 - 8 knots, the best velocity of the day.
Many boats are sailing now doing some light air tuning. Most
mainsails being hoisted.
are being teased again with another light breeze floating
in--- Both Div 1 and 2 Signal Boats are seeing the same.
Well- We are in the sweet spot as the weather guys are
saying that the time period for a breeze to develop is from
1300 - 1500 which we are in now. We are prepared to start a
race as late as 1600 to get something in the books if it is
a quality race. BRB.
Ok-- A breeze is starting to develop again----- let's see if
this builds into a situation where we can run a fair test.
Still too spotty to initiate anything----- patience!
Even though the wind has dropped out the weather experts on
our course are encouraged as with the clearing and sun this
turn of events was expected. They still expect a breeze to
fill in this afternoon. Stay Tuned!
Our Port Line Boat (Starting line)- A Caesar P850 reported a
new top speed today heading out to the starting area--- 56
Knots--- Twin Honda 225's
Things have gone flat again with the wind dropping out-----
Looking to see what comes in again here---- a waiting
are anchored and on station now continuing to record wind
readings. Boats are starting to check in now- the sun is
threatening to break through--- things are looking
encouraging as they develop.
the starting area we are seeing winds of 6 knots from 320-
are heading SW on our way to the starting area for a
northerly wind. Skies overcast and gray. Smooth seas. The
good news is that the wind pattern on the water appears
consistent and stretches as far as the eye can see.
Flags still flying in the harbor. We have some mark boats
out on the course taking wind readings---- will know in the
next 10 minutes if we are leaving the dock before noon.
Flags are beginning to fly a little bit here dockside--
Direction from the north. Visibility improving slightly----
hopefully will continue to develop.
Good Morning KW Race Fans---- We are under the AP--
Postponed this morning as there is not a breath of air. The
weather experts say that an afternoon breeze may fill in and
we will start a race as late as 4pm due to the conditions
week to date. Tomorrow looks brisk as another cold front is
passing through bringing 20+ knot winds with it.
The RC has posted an amendment for tomorrow--- racing will
begin 1 hour earlier (0930) so that we can get at least 2
and possibly 3 races in to finish the week.
The AP this
morning will be lowered no earlier than noon. I will be back
@ 1130 with an update- have a great morning!