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Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma NOTICE OF RACE POINT SERIES 2014 POINT BEALS Sept. 20th 2014 COMMAND POINT Oct. 4th 2014 POINT DEFIANCE Oct. 18th 2014 BROWNS POINT Nov. 1st 2014 Each Race Stands Alone on It’s Own Merit Rules: Governed by the Racing Rules of sailing 2013-2016 Eligibility: Open to all vessels
As I look back, this race has had everything.Command Point has been fogged-out, been a very fast gear buster, sailed in glorious sunshine in moderate air, rain so hard it hurt and called short at Command Point. But never a drifter until 2014.The race started after a twenty minute postponement in breeze and four boats
We split the fleet into two divisions by the amount of furniture aboard, Heavy and Light. The race itself was a tour of the Bay, starting off the Log Storage Lot then proceeding up to the Temporary mark at the Madrona Trees, sailed as a close reach with a freighter from the Marshall Islands conducting fire drills, spraying water all over and anchored in the way. The second leg took the boats to the Lobster shop mark off Ruston Way. this was the slowest leg on the day sailed as a weather leg with the mark in a bit of a dull-spot. Third leg was a fast reach once away from the Ruston side and out into the Bay to the Blair Mark. Next leg took the boats to the Hylebos mark sailed as a run with most running Wing-N-Wing. A tricky leg always this one as the Hylebos requires finesse to obtain in a fast manner. Last leg was a short leg on a close reach to the finish line. Times were very fast with Velocity Made Good (VMG) all over 5 knots. All in all a fine test for Single-handed Seamanship.
As we pulled race marks aboard Romeo Charlie we saw Naughty By Nature out for a day sail after finishing and the stern of Mystic as she headed (we assumed) to Gig Harbor for the night. Single-handed…Gene on Mystic however had Luke his faithful standard Poodle as crew.
The U.S. Coast Guard will be our guest speaker at our Oct 13th General Meeting at Johnny’s at Fife (5211 20th St E in Fife.) . 6 p.m. social hour and 7 p.m. meeting. We hope very much to see all of YOU there!
“Anybody can sail in wind, but it takes a real sailor to sail in nothing.” And sail they did. The VMG speeds elude to the frustration factor and after 6.6 NM the race was called at the first mark on the course at point Richmond. Jeopardy took line honors, Special Purpose crossed 29 minutes later to take second in PHRF Light. Third to finish Silver Breeze corrected to second in fleet and won PHRF Heavy. Next to cross was Blue Jay winning the Windseeker division. Obsession was next to finish followed by Dulcinea.
Next race in this series is Point Defiance October 18th, The final race Browns Point November 1st. 0955 first warning for both races. Each race stands alone on it’s own Merit, come join the fun.
Next weekend October 11th is the Sailors Memorial Singlehand. Skippers meeting 1000 at Tyee II CYCT clubhouse. 1115 scheduled first warning.
Command Point Race results attached.
Race Chair CYCT