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New Season - First Wednesday Night Race is May 13
Please register: Fleet 61 Membership 2015
Now available:
- 2015 Notice of Race
- 2015 Sailing Instructions


Wed. June 24, 2015 - Races 13 & 14 (Spring Series Ends)

   The evening was a challenging one for the RC. We had hoped to unveil the "Z" mark, but when first setting the course the breeze was oscillating 20 degrees with a mean of 360 so we had to set "W". We set the mark and by the time we got to the approximate starting line location the breeze had gone left 5 degrees. We reset the mark and then set the line with a mean of 350 degrees.
   At the start of the first race the breeze shifted left another 5 degrees and was averaging about 16K. By the finish of race 1 the breeze had gone another 10 degrees left and was dropping. We reset the line and started the second race in 8K of breeze. Oscillations and the persistent shift diminished a bit with the breeze.
   Race 1 was W6 and race 2 was W4. There were many exciting lead changes as boats saw or got caught in the shifts and experienced minor mishaps on the course. Surcease and Trinity carried the evening.
   The RC thanks all our competitors for your patience during our travails. Thank You to PC Bruce Lages for generously allowing us to use North Star as committee boat.  -Alan Rosenbloom/Heat Wave

See Race Results for finishes and link to Spring Series standings.


Wed. June 17, 2015 - Races 11 & 12 (Spring Series)

   The Fleet had breeze under 10 knots for the evening from the South for both races. There were 15 degree wind shifts every couple minutes to the right. It was one of the longer evenings to race for light and the committee was able to start on time and get two four leg races in. Surcease, Blondie, and Panic Attack all scored top three in both races with Surcease winning the first and Panic Attack winning the second.
   There was a General Recall for start 1 and then committee got the next race 1 start off quickly so as to get two races in for the night. Race 2 had a little less wind. The fleet started all clear but split early with half left and half right. There was a protest which was resolved through Arbitration with Trinity accepting a 3 point penalty on their score. The last two legs of Race 2 were a bit slower as the wind again lightened up.
   Committee: Robin C Ricca for Force G4.


Wed. June 10, 2015 - Races 9 & 10 (Spring Series)

Trinity and Surcease split the two races, each getting a 1st and 2nd, with Blondie rounding out the top three in both races.

See Race Results for finishes and link to Spring Series standings.


Wed. June 3, 2015 - Races 7 & 8 (Spring Series)

Eight boats came out on a slightly chilly evening with winds in the 10 to 12 knot range from the south. Two races held with R4 course. Surcease takes the win in both.

See Race Results for finishes and link to Spring Series standings.


Wed. May 27, 2015 - Races 5 & 6 (Spring Series)

Interesting weather night , over 20 knots as we set out from moorings, large wind shifts as front moved through before 1st race requiring a short postponement and we ended the 2nd race on a shortened course in very little wind.  Thanks to Paul Beaudin for stepping in to do race committee from Lou Lou on his mooring. Courses were C4, with 2nd race shorted to C2.


Wed. May 20, 2015 - Races 3 & 4 (Spring Series)

The second night of the season was slightly less cool, slightly less windy, and slightly less gusty as the first night of races. Good and gusty NW breeze at 13mph. The RC set two W4 courses. With 7 boats on the line, the first start saw three boats approach the start line aggressively. Two were called OCS. The second start was picture perfect, with all boats on the line as the gun went off. The second race was a photo finish between Trinity and the top boat on the night. Congratulations to Heat Waves for owning the night with two bullets.


Wed. May 13, 2015 - Races 1 & 2 (Spring Series Begins)

First night of the 2015 season was cool,windy, and gusty. RC set two W4 courses to the NE, with Blondie and Trinity each winning a race.

 


 
Roy set up a Google Group for us to use for fleet related contact, like Monday and Wed. night crew finders: http://groups.google.com/group/j24-fleet-61