Saturday, October 19, 2019 was an excellent day for sailing. The first part of the race at the noon horn revealed NO wind. It took about 15 minutes for all boats to finally past the starting line. About 30 minutes after the start the wind started to fill in. The boats were all chasing “dark water”. In 45 minutes into the race the wind was up to our regular 8-12 knots. From the middle of the race to the end the wind was a constant 12-14 knots with gusts to 15 knots. The wind was from the west with the skies being crystal clear blue. There were one other group racing in the south bay. The group appeared to be from the San Diego Yacht Club and it looked very official. There were about an equal number of racing sailboats as there were committee boats. Is this the way real official sailboat racing is? Our group and the San Diego Yacht Club group pretty much stayed out of each others way.
Our group had 9 boats at the starting line for our normal pursuit race. The various groups started at noon: 12:03, 12:06 and 12:08. Boats present were Pie in the Sky, Madam Wu, and Bibbity Bobbity Boat in the first group. Phyrxus was across with the second group at 12:03. The third, Astra, Consigliare, Bon Temps and Ran crossed at 12:06. And finally Marilee, the largest boat in the fleet was off at 12:08. After the slow start the boats began to spread out.
Across the finish line first goes to Marilee the corrected time of: 13:52:8. They were followed by Consigliare 13:54:58, Astra 14:00:01, Ran 14:02:07, Phryxus 14:03:55, Bon Temps 14:07:36, BBBoat 14:18:23, Pie in the Sky 14:28:30, and Madam Wu 15:20:00.
Putting this into the Collins handicap system we have the following:
|BIBBITY BOBBITY BOAT|
|PIE IN THE SKY|
Congratulations all racers.
We hope to see you all next month:
November 16, 2019, Saturday.
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