Astra Race Results (September)

Astra was sailed by  Troop 51 for this race.  Still looking for a crew for next month. Also need crew for December.

For the boats that used the app – Reply of the race on RaceQs!

There is one race course but there are three different races taking part. Astra is eligible for two of these races. Here are the official race results for these two races:

South Bay Family Sailing Series (SBFSS) September 16, 2017 (7.24 nm) San Diego Sail and Power Squadron
Saturday, September 16, 2017 was a wonderful day for sailing.  There was some early morning overcast, but it was a welcome relief from the heat we have been having in the east county recently.  The wind was light when we left the dock and all on the boat discussed it might be a long slow race.  The tide was going to be slack at 1300 so it would not be much of a factor in the race.  By the noon horn the wind had filled in slightly and was a constant 6-8 knots from the usual position in the NW.

Eight boats were circling around the starting line.  Marilee, Astra, ATSA II, Bon Temps, Bibbity Bobbity Boat, Makai, a “No Name” Hunter 26 and our old friend Phryxus.  Phryxus is a small fast boat sailed by Doug who sails out of the Chula Vista Yacht Club.  On regular occasions he beats Marilee, Bon Temps and a host of other boats especially in light winds.  This was the perfect day for Phryxus to beat everyone again.

At the noon horn the boats were off.  Phryxus was first across the line followed closely by Marilee, Atsa II and then the rest of the fleet.  Phryxus was doing well toward the first mark until the wind started picking up to 10-12 knots and Marilee was first to the initial mark.  As the race progressed the wind increased to where there were gusts to 13 knots.  Bon Temps moved into second place.  Astra with a boat full of Sea Scouts, Phryxus, and Atsa II were fighting it out for third place.

Across the finish line first was Marilee, 13:20:30, Bon Temps 13:23:45, Astra 13:25:05, Phryxus 13:26:40, Atsa II 13:28:30, Makai 13:38:30, BBBoat 13:39:56 and the “No Name” Hunter 26 we did not see finish.

It was really a wonderful race and everyone had a great time.  The entire south bay was entirely empty of boats  The low clouds cleared away and there was beautiful sunshine.  COME OUT NEXT MONTH and have some fun in your boat.

Putting all these numbers into the Mike Collins Family Handicap System the final results are: First: ATSA II, Second: Makai, Third: Phryxus, Fourth: Bon Temps, Fifth: Astra, Sixth: Marilee, Seventh: BB Boat.

Boat Finish Secs/NM Prior Benchmark Corrected Points Cumulative
ATSA II 13:28:30 733 811 561 484 0.75 29.25
MAKAI 13:38:30 816 857 561 520 2 31.75
PHRYXUS 13:26:40 718 718 561 561 3 40
BON TEMPS 13:23:45 694 622 561 632 4 26.75
ASTRA 13:25:05 705 609 561 657 4 28.75
MARILEE 13:20:30 667 561 561 667 4 24.5
BIBBITY BOBBITY BOAT 13:39:56 828 698 561 691 4 31.75

Congratulations to all!

Phryxus welcome back, even though you beat us all regularly.

See you all next month:  Saturday October 21, 2017


The San Diego Sail and Power Squadron’s ninth race of the year, in conjunction with the South Bay Family Sailing Series was held on September 16th, 2017. Of the nine boats in the race, three were power squadron boats eligible for points in the San Diego Power Squadron Sail Fleet series.


The results are as follows:


First across the line in our race series was Marilee, a Beneteau 473, with a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 30 seconds. 10 points to the winner!


Finishing in second place was Bon Temps, a Beneteau 361, with a time of

1 hour. 23 minutes. 45 seconds. 8 points to Bon Temps!


Third place went to Astra, the custom Italian racing Boat with a time of 1 hour

25 minutes. 05 seconds.  6 points to Astra!


Next race will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.


Point Standings are as follows:

Marilee 68
              Astra 64
              Bon Temps 62
Ciao Bella 14
Sea Story 12


Thank you for participating and hope more boats will come out for the next race.




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