South Bay Family Sailing Series-March 19, 2022

What a race for March.  Certainly “March Madness”.  Here are the results.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 was a wonderful day to be sailing.  If you were not out there you really missed a typically fine San Diego sailing day.  The sun was shining, with blue skies, and the winds were constant from the west at 10-14 knots.  The white caps were just starting to appear on the surface of the water.  High tide was scheduled at 10:30 so the current would be ebbing for the whole race. 

The Racecourse was a little different.  Every boat was to determine their own sequence of buoys.  Many questions from captains flew around the internet prior to the race.  What is the definition of “rounding”?  Is it safe to complete a 270* turn around the buoy?, etc., etc. Well, Dan (Marilee) decided to shake up the course.  “March Madness” is a perfect description of the course.  At each of the three starts 12:00, 12:05, and 12:10 boats raced off in different directions.  We might be able to sail a race like this, however, how would you come up with a way to calculate the finish????  Dan said, “I think I have a way”.  It appears he has done it.

There was  wonderful participation for this unconventional race.  15 boats were circling the starting line for the beginning of the race, Consigliere, Madison 3, Osprey, Estate Sail, KISS, Ran, Atsa II, Marilee, Malu, Bon Temps, Miller Time III, Aragorn, Serendipity 3, Pau Hana, and Fast Sunday.

We have not seen Mike and crew in Atsa II for a while so it was good to see him back.

I do not know how Dan obtained the results but they are in an attachment.

Congratulations: Osprey, Madison 3, Aragorn, Malu

Our next race is :

Saturday, April 16, 2022.  Same time, Same Place

We hope to see you all out on the water again.


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