Sept. 19 Keel Boat races

Lovely warm and sunny day, great turnout, everything good except…. a shortage of decent wind. We ran two races in little zephyrs of wind, sometimes just enough to keep moving, sometimes not quite enough…

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Al68.0340.231
Dave H64.0041.972
Marcello75.5545.553
Feavers75.5646.494
Ian75.5749.005
RACE 2
Dave H22.1114.551
Marcello25.4515.452
Ian26.1516.943
Al29.3917.534
Feavers28.4217.575

Keel Boat Activities

Five Boats enjoyed a gentle NW breeze to take us down to Picnic Island for a BBQ on Saturday evening.

Sailing back to the club Sunday morning was a beat into a brisk and gusty NW wind, much cooler than the night before.

It seemed like the wind had settled down a bit around noon, so we set up a course for a keel boat race, but when we gathered at the start line the wind was once again coming in hard gusts, dangerous conditions to try racing for our fleet, so the race was called off.

Sat. Sept. 12 Racing

After a cool morning, the sun warmed things up and a gentle breeze appeared to be blowing from the West when we set the course, but winds are never so simple on Falcon… A north wind came in gusts to mix it up with the west gusts, and unfortunately the course was set a little close to the north shore, so the favoured side of the course had dead spots. We ran five short races, each one a unique combination of gusts and quiet moments…

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers15.329181
Dave L16.579262
B Kelly15.509363
Jean18.569954
Cindy21.1310555
Anna17.1011176
Feavers16.359801
Anna15.3010092
B Kelly17.3510393
Patti19.4910414
Dave L19.1710545
Cindy22.2611156
Roger21.1511167
Jean21.3011308
RACE 3
Dave L18.5610351
Feavers17.3710412
Anna17.2211303
Patti21.5211494
Roger22.0111575
B Kelly19.4911716
Jean23.5712587
Cindy26.5213368
RACE 4
Dave L15.058241
B Kelly14.348612
Jean16.568903
Patti16.588914
Roger17.449325
Feavers16.5710026
Cindy21.0010447
Anna17.0011068
RACE 5
Feavers12.567651
B Kelly13.077752
Dave L15.138323
Anna13.208684
Roger16.528865
Jean17.149056
Patti18.109547
Cindy22.3011188

Saturday Sept 5 Racing

Variable winds, mostly from the west and a lovely fall temperature set the stage for races where picking the right side of the course made the difference. Fearing this might be one of the last days suitable for dinghy sailing, we had 5 races:

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers15.098961.0
Dave L17.209472.0
Patti18.039483.0
Jean18.179614.0
Wendy19.1310105.0
B Woods19.5210446.0
Phil18.0410687.0
B Kelly18.0510698.0
Craig C20.5710999.0
Cindy25.55128810.0
RACE 2
B Kelly16.319761.0
Feavers17.0610112.0
Dave L19.0910463.0
Roger20.0610564.0
Wendy20.2110695.0
Jean20.2210706.0
Patti20.3310807.0
B Woods20.5711018.0
Anna17.1611479.0
Phil19.57117910.0
Craig C22.55120311.0
RACE 3
Dave L20.5911471.0
B Kelly21.0212432.0
Roger29.0215253.0
Wendy30.0815834.0
Feavers27.1816145.0
Patti32.1716966.0
B Woods32.2016997.0
Phil32.2219138.0
Jean36.3719249.0
Dave L18.4810271.0
Feavers18.1510792.0
B Woods20.5010953.0
Wendy20.5310974.0
Jean21.1911205.0
Phil19.0011236.0
Patti21.2411247.0
B Kelly19.1611398.0
Roger22.2611799.0
Anna19.06126910.0
RACE 5
Dave L20.1011021.0
Feavers19.4611682.0
B Kelly21.2412653.0
Wendy26.5714164.0
Roger27.5214645.0
Anna22.2514896.0
Patti28.2714957.0
Jean28.5715218.0
Phil26.0915469.0