Friday, July 29, 2011

1st Race of the Midsummer Series

No waves near shore - some small rollers farther out on course
Wind 5-10 knots southeast and diminishing
Shortened due to wind conditions - start-line to east mark and back through line for finish

ABC Order----Place---Corr. Time

Coll. Tuition----4---------48:32

Miss Alice------DNR-----------
Sea Dog---------6---------51:53
Second Wind----DNR-----------
The Machine-----3--------42:44
Tripp 26----------1---------39:56

Note: Times for Sciabola and Sea Dog were entered in error on the first post. This posting reflects the changes and correct place for both yachts

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oracle Racing Pitchpole Last Month

If you haven't seen it, this is dramatic video of Oracle Racing accidentally capsizing one of their racing boats in San Francisco. They were unveiling a new class of catamarans ahead of races leading up to the 2013 America's Cup when the boat pitched over. Nobody was injured during the incident. A crew member can be seen falling through an expensive sail.

Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Eurex Match Cup in Chicago Video

Eurex is a big derivatives company in Europe that sponsors match racing in Chicago. In another wild day of greatly varied conditions off Chicago's Belmont Harbor, US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield and his team of Alden Reid, Matt Clark and Tod Reynolds have won the Eurex Match Cup. Here is some exciting video of the event.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Early Summer Season Standings

1 Emeraude 3
2 Sciabola 6
3 Advantage 12
4 Sea Dog 12
5 Mariah 15
6 Second Wind 22
7 Miss Alice 24

Also raced twice but do not count in standings:
  College Tuition 5
  Tripp 26 10
  The Machine 13

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hot! Hot! Hot! - End of 1st Series Race

ABC Order----Place.---Corr. Time
Coll. Tuition-----2---------41:10
Miss Alice--------9---------56:37
Sea Dog-----------6---------49:09
Second Wind-----7---------52:46
The Machine-----8----------53:08

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 14 - The Race that Wasn't

The winds were too light to produce any kind of headway for the fleet, but it made for some nice photo opportunities.

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Due to this race being called off because of no wind, this five-race series has been reduced down to four races. This will be done by borrowing a race from the next race series making the next series a four race series also.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Third Race of 2011 Series

BOAT                       PLACE                 CORRECTED TIME
EMERAUDE                       1                            56:12
SCIABOLA                          2                           57:51
COLL. TUITION                  3                           1:01:01
TRIPP 26                            4                           1:03:04
SEA DOG                           5                           1:03:48
ADVANTAGE                      6                          1:05:04
SECOND WIND                 7                           1:06:43
MARIAH                             8                           1:09:01
MISS ALICE                       9                           1:22.00

Second Race 2011 Series

PLACE/BOAT                                          CORRECTED TIME

1 EMERAUDE                                           50 MIN 57 SEC
2 SCIABOLA                                             53 MIN 55 SEC
3 ADVANTAGE                                          55 MIN 32 SEC
4 SEA DOG                                               59 MIN  7 SEC
5 THE MACHINE                                       60 MIN  0 SEC
6 TRIPP 26                                                67 MIN  34 SEC
7 MARIAH                                                 74 MIN  51  SEC
8 SECOND WIND                                     76 MIN  10  SEC
9 MISS ALICE                                           DNF

First Race Resuts 2011 Series

Boat            Place                           Corrected Time

Emeraude      1st                             37 min  47 sec.
Sciabola         2nd                            41 min   2 sec.
Sea Dog         3rd                             41 min  51 sec.
Advantage       4th                            42 min  19 sec.
Mariah            5th                             47 min   19 sec.
Miss Alice       6th                             56 min   29 sec.