South Bay Family Sailing Series-April 2022

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Race Results from our April 16, 2022 race.

The day was quite windy and we had a fleet of 7 boats the Saturday before Easter.

  • Kiss, Aragorn & Pau Hana started at Noon.
  • Atsa II and Simplicity started at 12:07
  • Consigliere and Marilee started at 12:14

The track took us from the start line to the A mark. Kiss was first to round followed by Atsa II. Consigliere, MArilee, Aragorn & Pau Hana all passed the A buoy within feet of each other.  Everyone raced clean around buoy 26 and down the bay to the B buoy.  There was a second white buoy within the close proximity of the B mark and it caused some confusion. with  the actual B mark.  Kiss maintained her lead from start to finish. Consigliere and Atsa II crossed the line within the thinnest of margins, Marilee was a few minutes behind them with Simplicity, Aragorn and Pau Hana closing out the race together.

After hearing some boat to boat chatter on the radio after the race, I reviewed RaceQ’s to determine if anyone had cut the route short and missed the B mark. According to Race Q’s, Consigliere, Marilee and Aragorn did not pass the B mark correctly. You all still had a great race.

Here are the results from Saturday April 16, 2022.

First Across the Line:

      1. Kiss
      2. Consigliere*
      3. Atsa II

PHRF Finish Order:

      1. Kiss
      2. Consigliere*
      3. Atsa II

Collins HC

      1. Kiss
      2. Pau Hana
      3. Simplicity
      4. Atsa II
      5. Marilee*
      6. Consigliere*
      7. Aragorn*

* Completed the course but rounded the incorrect B Buoy.

See you all soon out on the water.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-March 19, 2022

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

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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.

Boat across the line order Start Group Finish First across Adj. Finish PHRF HC PHRF Adjusted finish time PHRF FINISH Collins HC
Consigliare 3 1:14:12 1 1:04:12 111 0:51:15 1 11
Madison 3 3 1:15:00 2 1:05:00 114 0:51:42 2 2
Osprey 3 1:15:15 3 1:05:15 60 0:58:15 5 1
Estate Sail 2 1:17:48 4 1:12:48 116 1:01:01 7 8
Kiss 1 1:18:44 5 1:18:44 219 0:53:11 3 6
Ran 3 1:18:46 6 1:08:45 101 0:56:58 4 5
Atsa II 2 1:22:00 7 1:17:00 144 1:00:12 6 7
Marilee 3 1:22:25 8 1:12:25 72 1:04:01 9 12
Malu 2 1:27:17 9 1:22:17 150 1:04:47 11 4
Bon Temps 2 1:27:18 10 1:22:18 140 1:05:58 12 14
Miller Time III 2 1:29:00 11 1:24:00 171 1:04:03 10 10
Aragorn 1 1:34:58 12 1:34:58 267 1:03:49 8 3
Serendipity 3 3 1:40:00 13 1:30:00 114 1:16:42 13 13
Pau Hana 1 1:47:36 14 1:47:36 228 1:21:00 14 9
Fast Sunday 1 2:04:33 15 2:04:33 273 1:32:42 15 15

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.
BRING A FRIEND

South Bay Family Sailing Series-February 19, 2022 Saturday (7.9 nm)

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Saturday, February 19, 2022 was a prodigious day for sailing. Blue skies, light winds from the SW were predicted.  Everything was pretty much as the forecasters said.  Actual winds were varying from 8-12 knots. Few white caps on various areas of the racecourse. The tide was high at 11:30 AM and would be ebbing until 5 PM.  The tide would be taking the fleet toward the bridge during the race.

We would like to thank all who attended the Awards Ceremony at Pier 32 Marina last month. I think representatives from most of the boats that raced in 2021 were present.  Food, drink and prizes were enjoyed by all.  A gift certificate to the famous La Maze Steak House in National City was given to Jimi Laughery, dockmaster at Pier 32 Marina, for all his support over the years.  Thank you all who contributed to this effort.

Fifteen boats were circling the starting line for the noon start.  This is the largest number of boats ever assembled for the South Bay Family Sailing Series.  WOW!  Maybe we need four groups leaving the starting line at different times of our pursuit race so we do not have any collisions. The starting horn started the first group consisting of Miller Time III, BlewByU, Fast Sunday, Aragorn, Pau Hana, KISS, and Madam Wu crossed the line. Five minutes later the horn launched the second group Estate Sail, Bon Temps, and Simplicity.  Finally, at 12:10 the third and final group of Marilee, Consigliere, Elusive, Ran, and Madison 3.  Madison 3 is a first-time racer with a Hunter 42.  It appears to be outfitted with numerous sails so should be a fine sailor. We hope to see you out sailing with us often.

WELCOME Madison 3!

It was nice to see KISS, Ran, and Madam Wu out on the water as we have not seen them for a while.

Tacking to the first mark KISS, BlewByU lead the way.  Miller Time III and Fast Sunday were really moving along, and it looks like receiving trophies at the Awards Ceremony have really increased their resolve to win. Reaching to the second mark the boats started to spread out. Slowly the large boats were gaining on the smaller boats passing them one at a time.  By the 5th mark Marilee and Consigliere had moved to the front.  Bon Temps was in third place rounding the final mark and heading for home.  Elusive was about 1/8 mile behind, but on the final downwind leg to the finish line they caught up and beat Bon Temps by 2 seconds.

Crossing the finish line was Marilee 13:39:43, Consigliere 13:39:56,  Elusive 13:42:12, Bon Temps 13:42:14,  Estate Sail 13:44:23, KISS 13:46:28, Ran 13:47:30, BlewByU 13:49:20, Simplicity 13:50:00, Miller Time III 13:54:03, Madison 3 13:55:55 Aragorn 14:00:02, Fast Sunday 14:01:46, Pau Hana 14:12:52, Madam Wu 14:20:00.

Changing all these numbers into corrected time and placing them into the Collins Handicap System we find the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations:  First: Aragorn, Second: Simplicity, third: Madison 3, and forth: Pau Hana

FINE RACING!

Dan (Marilee) has created a spreadsheet and it is attached to this report.  Please note you will have 1. across the finish line times and places 2. PHRF handicap finish places and 3. Collins Handicap finish places.  Pier 32 Marina will continue to award prizes according to the Collins Handicap System.

However, I understand that sailors are working on giving prizes according to the PHRF Handicap system.  This is GREAT!  More prizes and more winners. What could be better.

Our next race is:  Saturday, March 19, 2022

We hope to see you all there.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-January 15, 2022, Saturday, (7.4 nm) (4.8 nm)

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Wonderful race.  Wonderful awards ceremony.  Thanks Pier 32 Marina.  Here are the results:

Saturday January 15, 2022 was a fantastic day for sailing.  The one thing we left out of our advertising regarding our South Bay Family Sailing Series: “We will sail on race day rain, or shine”  That should be corrected to “rain, or shine, or tsunamis”.  Everyone was worried there was going to be NO wind.  My weather app said there was going to be wind gusting from the east to 24 knots at 1PM.  Low tide was at 2:30 PM so the tide would be going out during the whole race. There were grey skies, light winds and drizzle. It was supposed to be a short race as there was an Awards Ceremony and party for the race winners for 2021 at Pier 32 Marina after the race.

Thirteen boats were circling the starting for the noon horn. With the noon horn the first group of our pursuit race were off. This class consisted of; Pau Hana, Fast Sunday, Madam Wu, Aragorn, Miller Time III and BlewByU.  Five minutes after the first group crossed the line our second group Bon Temps and Estate Sail started the course. Finally, at 12:10 the third group of Marilee, Osprey, Consigliere, Ran, and Elusive headed for the first mark.

It appeared the US Navy had tampered with our “A” buoy.  The new position was about ½ mile to the east of the old position. This made the race more “interesting”.

By the second mark Estate Sail was in the lead followed closely by Consigliere and Elusive. At the third mark R28 the wind died. Up to that point in the race the winds were 6-10 knot range and the boats were all progressing nicely.  With a party to attend, prizes and trophies to claim, it was announced that the race ends at R28.  The distance would be 4.8 nm.  Times and places would be judged by raceQs.  However, it appeared only 11 of the 13 boats recorded the race.  We will do our best to recreate the finish times.

First was Elusive 13:12:03, followed by Consigliere 13:12:15, Estate Sail 13:14:02, Bon Temps 13:16:09, Marilee 13:16:41, BlewByU at 13:17:30, Osprey 13:20:34, Fast Sunday 13:33:58, Aragorn 13:34:56, Miller Time III 13:38:24, Pau Hana 14:00:32, Madam Wu 14:08:08. Ran and BlewByU?????????? We will put BlewByU at 13:17:30 and Ran at ?

Putting all this information into the Mike Collins Handicap System we arrive at the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

 

 

We will report things a little different this month and see how everyone likes it.

ACTUAL FINISH PLACE / HANDICAP FINISH PLACE / PHRF FINISH PLACE

Elusive                            1                      2                      1

Consigliere                 2                      4                      2

Osprey                         5                      1                      7

Marilee                        3                      5                      6

Estate Sail                  4                      3                      4

BlewByU                    7                      6                      3

Bon Temps                 6                      8                      5

Aragorn                       9                      7                      8

Fast Sunday                8                      9                      9

Miller Time III           10                    10                    10

Pau Hana                     11                    11                    11

Madam Wu                 12                    12                    12

 

AWARDS PRESENTATIONS at PIER 32 MARINA January 15, 2022

Congratulations 2021 WINNERS

First Place Miller Time III, Second Place: Astra, Third Place: BlewByU

A special award The Mike Collins “I love to sail” Award goes to Fast Sunday.

Enjoy your trophies.

Thank you Pier 32 Marina for 11 years of support

The trophies, the tee shirts, the eats and drinks at the party, the raffle prizes

If you were not there-You Missed a fine time with fellowship, prizes, eats and drinks

Our NEXT race is Saturday, February 19, 2022

We hope to see you all there. Win a trophy next year.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-2021 Awards Ceremony

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At  Pier 32 Marina, Waterfront Grill, 3201 Marina Way, National City, CA 91950

 4PM-4:30PM after our Saturday January 15, 2022 race

 Awards for all boat captains in attendance, Trophies for last years winners, raffle and prizes.  Meet the captain and crews you have been sailing against all year.  Make suggestions on how to improve our fun racing series.

Sponsored by Pier 32 Marina

Thank you Pier 32 Marina

We hope to see you all there.

 Questions contact: Ted Bowler 619-212-2417, 619-334-7150 or fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com

 

Sailing Instructions – South Bay Family Sailing Series

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South Bay Family Sailing Series

(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

 Sailing Instructions: January 15, 2022
When: January 15, 2022 Where: San Diego South Bay
Time: 12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

STARTING TIMES

  • Start race Q’s 11:45
  • First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
  • Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:05, Group C.-Start 12:10. One second blast of the air horn.
  • Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III, Pau Hana
  • Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
  • Group C: Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Osprey, Consigliere, Marilee.

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

Racecourse #24 Course Distance approx. 7.4 Nm

  • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
  • Buoy “A” to Port
  • Buoy “C” to Port
  • Buoy “R28” Port
  • Buoy “B” to Port
  • Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A” to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Dan Dreesen, SV Marilee via text or Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or 619-884-6157 or Ted Bowler fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com or 619-334-7150 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21.

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

I HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS THAT THE NAVY HAS MOVED THE ALPHA BUOY FROM THE LISTED LOCATION. THE RACERS WILL NEED TO LOCAT THE ALPHA BUOY AND SAIL AROUND IT.

  •  “A” (N32 39.9968 / W117 08.918) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
  • “B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
  • “C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-December 18, 2021, Saturday, (7.4 nm)

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Sorry for the late publication of the race results. I try to publish the results within the week following the race. However, I could not open up the Mike Collins Handicap System.  I was told Google was changing servers and that was the reason the program was not accessible. So, finally here it is:

The third Saturday of the month, our race day December 18, 2021, was a prodigious day for sailing.  This was the holiday season so we were not expecting our average number of boats as everyone would be out shopping.  The winter winds had been light again leading up to the weekend race. Wind predictions were for 4-6 knots from the NNW, approximately 300*-310*. The projected course had two downwind legs, so this might be a spinnaker run. With the projected light wind, the smaller boats might have an advantage.  The tide would be low at 3 PM so the current would be ebbing the whole race.

Circling the starting line were 10 boats. There were 3 new boats present, Pau Hana with Todd Borjesson, Aragorn with Mike and Anne Peters and Osprey with Mike Philbrook and his scouts.

WELCOME new boats.  We hope to see you out every month.

With the noon horn the first group crossed the line consisting of BlewByU, Fast Sunday, Pau Hanna, Aragorn and Miller Time III.  Three minutes later the second group crossed consisting of Simplicity and Bon Temps.  Finally. six minutes after the first group the third group crossed the starting line consisting of Osprey, Marilee, and Consigliere.

At the first mark BlewByU was first to round followed by Consigliere and Fast Sunday.  By the second mark Consigliere rounded first followed by BlewByU and Bon Temps. From the second mark to the third mark was the first of two downwind legs.  Miller Time III, Bon Temps raised their spinnakers trying to follow previous examples of spinnaker flying by Estate Sail, Ran and Elusive.  Another upwind leg, downwind leg, reach and the final downwind leg showed the across the line finishers are: Consigliere 13:50:54, Osprey 13:51:28, BlewByU 13:53:00, Bon Temps 14:00:23, Marilee 14:00:32, Miller Time III 14:09:47, Fast Sunday 14:13:34, Simplicity 14:14:30, Aragorn 14:25:34, Pau Hana 14:29:00.

GREAT RACE!

Putting all this information into the Mike Collins Handicap System we end up with the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=10%2F17%2F2020&submit=Select+Race

Osprey, BlewByU, Aragorn, Pau Hana, Fast Sunday, Consigliere, Simplicity, Miller Time III, Marilee, Bon Temps

Putting all this information into the PHRF Handicapping System we get the following:

BlewByU, Consigliere, Osprey, Bon Temps, Marilee, Fast Sunday, Simplicity, Aragorn, Miller Time III, Pau Hana.

8 of 10 racers ran their raceQs.  Go watch the race on South Bay Family Sailing Series December 18 race on the Smart Phone App: raceQs.  Next race can we get 10 out of 10?

Our next race will be Saturday, January 15, 2022. It will be the first race of the new year.

We hope to see you all there.

NOTE:  We are going to try and have the 2021 Awards Ceremony at Pier 32 Marina after the race. More information later.  Who will win the Trophies?  Who will win the prizes? 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-October 16, 2021 Saturday – Results

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It was one of the best days of sailing I have ever had.  Warm, sunny and sufficient wind between Noon and 2:00 pm.  Tides were outgoing at the start of the race and incoming at the end. There were 12 boats in  the starting area when the first group started at Noon.  The first group which included KISS,Blew By U, Miller Time III, Fast Sunday and Madam Wu gott off to a nice start and quickly made way to the first and second marks. The second group started at 12:05 and included ATSA II and Serendipity III.  The third starting group included RAN, Consigliere, Astra and Marilee.  RAN, Consigliere and Astra timed the start perfectly while Marilee crossed the starting line over two and a half minutes behind the rest of the big boats. We will chalk up the bad start on first time jitters and a Rookie Captain.

All of the boats followed a similar track to the second mark.  At that point, all the boats except Marilee tracked up the East side of the bay before tacking across to the B marker.  Marilee tacked to the west of the bay shortly after rounding the second mark and picked up significant time and ground on the rest of the fleet. It was a drag race to the B mark and the fleet closed ranks on the rounding of that mark. The rounding at R30 was quite crowded with many large and small boats in close proximity. On the reach between R30 and A, the fleet started to stretch out as we all raced to the finish.  Unfortunately, the wind died down after 2:00 pm with the incoming tide and extended the race for some of the boats.

Here are your results of the three Races we run every Month:

FIRST ACROSS THE LINE

    1. Marilee
    2. Astra
    3. Atsa II
    4. Consigliere
    5. RAN
    6. KISS
    7. Blew By U
    8. Miller Time III
    9. Fast Sunday
    10. Madam Wu

PHRF FINISH ORDER

    1. Marilee
    2. Astra
    3. ATSA II
    4. Consigliere
    5. Blew By U
    6. KISS
    7. Fast Sunday
    8. Miller Time III
    9. RAN
    10. Madam Wu

COLLINS HANDICAP SYSTEM  http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=10%2F16%2F2021&submit=Select+Race

    1. ATSA II
    2. Marilee
    3. Astra
    4. Consigliere
    5. Fast Sunday
    6. Miller Time II
    7. Blew By U
    8. KISS
    9. Madam Wu
    10. RAN

This was Astra’s last race as the boat is being sold.  Look for Mike next month on a new boat.

 

 

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series – October 16, 2021 – Sailing Instructions

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South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

When:   October 16, 2021
Where:  San Diego South Bay
Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES
Start race Q’s 11:45
First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:05, Group C.-Start 12:10. One second blast of the air horn.

It will be a “Pursuit Race

Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III
Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Astra, Consigliere, Marilee.

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

 Racecourse #22 Course Distance approx. 8.1 Nm

Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
Buoy “C” to Port
Buoy “R38” to Port
Buoy “B to Starboard
Buoy “R32” to Port
Buoy “A” to Starboard
Buoy “R30” to Starboard
Buoy “B” to Port
Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Dan Dreesen, SV Marilee via text or Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or  619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21. Bon temps will not be participating in October.

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

“A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
“B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
“C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday – Results

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South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday, (8.1 nm)

Saturday, September 18, 2021 was a terrific day for sailing.

On this day there were many boating activities throughout San Diego and one of the primary ones was the Beneteau Cup.  During this two day event sponsored by Beneteau San Diego they assign a professional sailor to help each owner sail their boat.  There are two races on Saturday, one race on Sunday with a final awards party at the San Diego Yacht Club.  Many of the boats from our South Bay Family Sailing Series were sure to attend.

For the start of our race the wind was from the NW with white caps just starting to appear for the noon start. No other events were scheduled for the South San Diego Bay, so we had the race course all to ourselves. Winds were predicted to be 7-8 knots, but the actual wind velocity was 12-14 knots.  There were 7 boats circling the starting line.  Off with the first group with the starting horn was Fast SundayEight minutes later the second group was off and consisting of Serendipity III, Atsa II , Simplicity and Bon Temps.  Finally, the third group consisting Astra and Consigliere were off 15 minutes after the first group.  The captains of the second and third group were all in a quandary regarding their late starting times, 8 minutes, and 15 minutes respectfully as these postponing times had never been used.  Tacking up to the first mark everyone was gaining on the leaders.  On the reach to the second mark everyone was even closer.  At the finish everyone was very close.  Finish times across the line were Consigliere 13:33:15, Bon Temps 13:33:44, Astra 13:36:56, Astra 13:37:15, Serendipity III 13:45:50, Fast Sunday 13:55:00.  Simplicity did not finish the race so there was no time (DNF).

Putting all these times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we get the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations- Atsa II, Fast Sunday, and Astra

Thank you all for the emails regarding the Race Results.  It is nice to know there are people actually reading our report.  Sorry for the late report.  I wanted to make sure I started my raceQs so I put it on my cabin top.  When I moved to push the button to start it was NOT there.

One of the things I lost on the phone was PHRF Scoring System.  When I looked for the app to add it back to my phone it was not there.  If anyone knows of an app, or a computer scoring system using the PHRF let me know.  The one I used in the past required; length of race course, individual PHRF of each boat, and corrected finish time.

 

Next race is October 16, 2021

 BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE

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