Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Feb 16th 2017

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

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

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II class races saw smooth sim weather with some really fun racing. The sims behaved well as there were no crashes due to region crossings or lag. We had a nice turnout of spectators to watch this small fun boats surf past with their centerboards up along the shore in the Eden Albatros region and also along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw a quick start as the entire fleet was across the start line as 33 seconds ticked off the race clock. Arwyn got things started as she crossed the start line first at 00:00:02 followed by myself, at 00:00:06. Red was next to cross the start line at 00:00:14 followed by Carlota, at 00:00:22, and Joshua at 00:00:33. Arwyn’s short lead evaporated along the first leg, to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, as the fleet bunched up and kept things tight. I overtook and passed Arwyn with Joshua right on my stern as Arwyn settled in for a neck and neck battle with Red. Carlota just aft of them as the fleet rounded the island in Genip for the return legs back to the finish. I was able to extend a small lead ahead of Joshua and cross the finish line first, taking line honors as Joshua crossed the finish line second. Red, holding off a strong challenge from Arwyn, crossed the finish line third with Arwyn crossing just 2 seconds after her followed by Carlota.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw an even quicker start as the entire fleet was on the course side of the start line by the time 16 seconds ticked off the race clock. Red got things started this time, crossing the start line at 00:00:02 followed by Arwyn, at 00:00:03, myself at 00:00:09, and Joshua at 00:00:16. Red took advantage of her quick start and held her lead for the entire course. I was just aft of Arwyn until overtaking her on the leg south to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region. Joshua’s connection did not hold and he crashed, sending his boat and a small cruise south into Fruit Islands and also resulting in a DNF. Red crossed the finish line first, taking line honors as I crossed second followed by Arwyn.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:13:40
2: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:14:22
3: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:14:27
4: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:14:29
5: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — 00:15:32

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:13:34
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: 00:13:49
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:14:13
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:14:27
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:15:10

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:13:20
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:13:47
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:14:07
4: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:13:18
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:13:38
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:14:04
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: –DNF


Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 1 2 3 1
RedHeadJO Resident 3 1 4 2
JoshuaMason7 Resident 2 4 6 3
Arwyn Silverweb 4 3 7 4
Carlota Dufaux 5 5 10 5

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

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.


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