These pictures definitely describe the conditions that were prevalent for Sunday’s LARC race. Isn’t this the reason we have a Winter series?
If you were looking for a thrill ride and/or had some old sails to use, this would have been a good day to go sailing. The weather station at LLSC registered 15 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. Not a day for new sails or newbies. We had 11 boats registered and we had 3 boats to finish and if you didn’t think the Melges 24 was a boat for all conditions, you haven’t seen their performance. Brent reported that he ripped in old main (thank goodness) in half and the new J-80, Freya, had equipment failures before the race began.
It was 13.8 nm course designed by Kent Rogers with a little help from the Melges 24 fleet and it was a race to 11 down to R and back to 11 again. The race took a little over 2 hours to complete by the boats (Melges 24s ) that finished . It was an impressive show and definitely an act of skill.
Just a reminder, next Saturday on Feb 3 is the Hot Ruddered Bum by UYC (attached is the NOR and registration form) and the next LARC race is on Sat. Feb 24.
Here are the results:
1st M24/ Hermes
2nd M24/ Premature Acceleration
3rd M24/ Uncle! Uncle!
Congratulations for completing the race with all of your crew and equipment!!
Thanks to David Jackson and Ryan Jones for the great action shots.
See you on the race course, Dana
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Dana Stewart | She Devil