Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Feb 9th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Arwyn, Joshua, and Carlota. On the dock: Dess, Ashqa, Adamas, and Petra.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Arwyn, Joshua, and Carlota.
On the dock: Dess, Ashqa, Adamas, and Petra.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II Class races saw some really stormy sim weather with some yet fun racing. The sims behaved well during the first race, but the Bullace region had an avatar appetite as it ate the entire fleet during the second race. Racing was fun during the first race though, as Carlota and I were neck and neck for most of the course with Arwyn right on our sterns. We also had a nice spectator turn out has a crowd gathered at the committee boat in the Breadnut region, along the shore in the Eden Albatros region, and along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The first race, on the NS-CCW course, saw a nice start from the fleet. Carlota got things started as she cross the start line first, at 00:00:04. Joshua was next across the start line at 00:00:11 as I followed right on his stern at 00:00:12. Arwyn was next across the start line at 00:01:11. Carlota took advantage of her lead a the start and paced the fleet for the first part of the course. Joshua wound up crashing as he crossed from the Carob region into the Sapodilla region and recorded a DNF. I moved up into second behind Carlota and slowly made my way up to her position as Arwyn was making her way to mine. By the half way point of the course, the buoy in the Dragonfruit region, I had caught up to Carlota and we both pulled our centerboards on the reach to the green buoy in the Ziziphus region. As we both rounded the green buoy, Carlota went lower downwind than I did, losing precious course time as I was able to pass her before the blue buoy in the Sapote region. Arwyn went higher downwind as well, gaining on Carlota’s position in second. I held my new found lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as Carlota crossed second and Arwyn crossed third.

The second race, on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), got off to a nice enough start. Arwyn crossed the start line first this time, at 00:00:08. Carlota was next to cross at 00:00:12, followed by myself at 00:00:15, and Joshua at 00:00:18. Tragedy would soon strike as the Bullace region exhibited a ferocious appetite for avatars. As the entire fleet tacked west to the first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, we all crashed as we sailed through the Bullace region. The entire fleet recorded DNFs as no one survived. The Bullace region had a trouble ticket filed with LL and was subsequently triaged the next day by Linden staff.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Race 1: NS-CCW
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:20:15
2: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — 00:20:24
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:20:59
4: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:20:03
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:20:20
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:01:01 — Last lap: 00:19:58
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: North Sea Olympic Course (Long)
Race Results:
1: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 –DNF
2: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX –DNF
3: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 –DNF
4: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF

Lap Times:
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:08 –DNF
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:12 –DNF
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:15 –DNF
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:18 –DNF


Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 1 1 2 1
Carlota Dufaux 2 1 3 2
Arwyn Silverweb 3 1 4 3
JoshuaMason7 Residen 4 1 5 4

Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
As the entire fleet received DNFs for the second race, and no one finished the race, they all received one point for race 2: a DNF equaling the number of finishers +1 therefore 0 finishers plus 1 equaling 1 for a DNF in race 2.


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