Thanks to Race Committee Warren Collier, David Jackson, Will Brown, and Connor Flannigan for making this an exciting and for some boats a nail-biting experience. One of the greatest shots of this race was the spinnaker run between Iniki (white w/red hurricane symbol) and the Renegade (red, white and blue). This was the first bullet of the season for Iniki in this fleet dominated by Hot Toddy and Renegade.
This race rates as one of the most surprising courses we have been given so far on a Wednesday night. Warren was listening to the Call of the Wild when he dreamed up this course. Actually, I think he was responding to the requests from many boats for longer races.
The fleet that had the closest race this week was in the in the High PHRF fleet. The J-22 Highlander corrected over the J-24 by a mere 11 seconds. That downwind run from “H” was quite a nerve-wracking experience as we watched the wind fill in and die unexpectantly on this 1.87 nm leg on the way back to “X”. The conversations with other boats about downwind tactics during this long leg were very interesting in their diversity.
I hope everyone is planning to attend the Reggae Regatta on June 5-6. We will be serving traditional Caribbean food, as well as T-shirts may be available. We have a great registration fee of $10 for PHRF and Cruisers. Come help us celebrate the beginning of the summer at one of the longest running and most popular open regattas of the year.
See you on the race course, Dana