Division 4 -
Corsair 28R, PHRF 3, PHRF 4, PHRF 5, PHRF 6
Back to the Dashboard
Phrf 4 - 68, Bad Girl in Race 7 picked up Hot Stuff's MOB
and still won the race by 1:09 corrected!
sequence. Shutting down.
Division 4 signal boat is on their way in to shore. Thanks
to all of our RC and sailing boats for making this so much
Results are to shore.
32 started, 32 finished. Just now.
39 boats started the day. 32 will finish it, we hope. We
haven't seen any issues, but we are a touch outside the
All boats are definitely on their last leg. Probably some of
the crew is too.
Boats are heading to the finish - Corsair and Phrfs.
RC is heading windward to set up for the finish.
Race 8 is off and running. Course is a windward finish 7
legs at 1.4 for the corsairs; 5 legs at 1.4 for all phrfs 3,
4, and 5, 5 legs at 1.0 for phrf 6.
3316, pipe dream is out with mechanical issues.
56, Rum Cola, 53194, Bluto, 118, Overdo, 97757, Tribute are
all heading home and throwing this one out.
Corsairs had one over early that returned - 132 Stategery
Bad Girl did not need another Bad Girl so they threw her
back into the water here in front of the RC. Hot Stuff
picked her back up, dried her off, put her back to work, and
started racing with no further problems... well so far.
The third race is going to be the same as the first two,
course-wise. The wind and direction are going to make it
easy. I wonder if we can get in 4 races???
The wind is holding a 035, gusts to 19. Corsairs are heading
to windward for their final lap.
Getting rough out there at the top end. Recovered MOB is
okay. Bad Girl will probably finish with an extra man.
The boat that lost crew was 24, Hot Stuff. The member was
picked up by 68 Bad Girl. Pipe Dream is out due to
MOB at weather mark. Waiting for more info.
Man is onboard another boat.
175 first corsair has rounded windward mark. 035 holding
Buster 117 is major reefed and starting 7 minutes late.
Better late than never!
All finished. 42, U Plane has mechanical issues. They
finished and are done for the day. Gotta check my #s.
The course is holding. The corsairs are on their last run
up; 11.5 minutes up, 7 minutes back. We will be setting up
for finish in about 10 minutes. Our second race will be the
same course as the first.
Temptress has had a major boo boo at the gate mark. On their
side, spin taking them down, took them awhile to blow the
sheet, and then get the halyard down. They called in to
retire from the race. They will have this one as their
All starts off. No over earlies. The wind and the current
was holding them back. Condor was reefed and a little late.
Temptress was late, but will make it up. Nice even start for
phrf 4 and 5. Caribbean Soul is reefed and in second row.
Most boats were hanging and then hitting the Go button.
High five is here. Going into sequence.
Not many missing - Corsairs Hi Five, Mr. Bill's Wild Ride,
Instigator, and Rumblefisch. The last two have a tendency to
be late. That is a good showing for the last day!
Mains are getting reefed across the course. The corsairs are
checking in with a hoop and a hollar!
A B-D E
6 4 4
1.4 1.4 1.1
I have to thank the Lewmar folks for my new winch handle. I
get to try out one of the 8" one touch grab and goes for
this season! Yep, I am getting that baby engraved with my
name to make sure it doesn't wander too far when I get home.
The boats have found us!
We are seeing some white caps, 14k at bearing 040.
In our Corsair group, Flight Simulator got a few points
after the hearing with Hot Ticket of PHRF 4. There was a
collision while FS was in start sequence and HT had finished
many minutes before.
We are dropping anchor around Location:
Come find us!
Go check out the results. We are going to be having multiple
battles on the water; maybe not for first, but for some
silver indeed. No day for slacking!
Bluto is another boat in PHRF 3. Those on the Chesapeake may
know her as Dire Wolf.
She has retired to the south in style. Not only does she
have new sails, but the crew informed me that she has new
deck hardware, too!
It is good to see that good boats keep sailing with good
Our PHRF 3 boats have Temptress leading the pack.
This boat, when not OCS and restarting, has been showing up
at the finish a good 4 minutes before the next.
Yes they are the scratch boat at 66, but they have to be
doing a lot of things perfect to be this good.
You have probably noticed we are up an hour earlier.
Remember these are the things we do for fun! We are
intending to do three races today, and with these conditions
the boats are going to fly. We are out of the channel, few
clouds, very little chop.
We are going to be setting up within a mile of where we were
yesterday. Winds are predicted to be steady from the
north/north east, 12-18k, high tide after 11, low tide after
4. Sounds like a pretty perfect day for sailing.
Sponsor: Today I'd like to thank our Key West businesses for
all of their support.
There is nothing like a cup of coffee from Harpoon Harry's
in the morning.
We had pizza at the Upper Crust last night and bacon,
pineapple, and jalapeņo do go together!
So many B&Bs and hotels are housing the RC this week and
each is excellent in their own way. Thank you, thank you,
Event Blogger Note...I would like to second the
pizza choice of last night!