Point Defiance 2012 was not boring. Between the spotty winds with huge wind-shifts and the swirling currents of Colvos and Dalco Passages the crews had plenty to contemplate. As the day went on the rain increased, the wind decreased and around 1500 the USCG lifted the small-craft warning. I never once saw a whitecap.
Gardyloo took line honors and a first in class and fleet on corrected time. Tigger got close 15 minutes 14 seconds behind for second in class and fleet. If that doesn't seem like close, the next boat to finish, Melange, was thirty minutes and 8 seconds behind Tigger taking third in class and fleet. Sailing in shortly behind Melange was Sidewinder placing first in PHRF 2, first in the division and fourth in fleet; another excellent performance by Sidewinder. First place in PHRF 3, third in division and eight in fleet went to Les Chevaux Blancs and Blue Jay was the first to finish Windseeker. Results attached.
Next Saturday November 3rd is the last race in the Point Series, Browns Point. These series races do stand on their own merit, so just because it's the last race in a series doesn't mean that Browns Point can't be your first. The race starts and finishes in the vicinity of Browns Point. After starting the boats sail to the Blair Buoy for a Starboard rounding then to a temporary yellow mark off Point Neill (Southeast corner of Vashon Island) taking the mark to Starboard then back to the Start/Finish line for the end of lap one, then repeat for lap two. On our fall southerly wind patterns this can bring us a windward/leeward course.
On Saturday November 3rd I'll be at the Tyee II CYCT clubhouse from 0800 to 0900 for late registration.
As of this morning I have the following fifteen boats with paid entries for our Browns Point Race:
Blown Away II, Blue Moon, Jeopardy, First Dance, Sidewinder, Tigger, Gardyloo, Melange, Les Chevaux Blancs, Something Special, Obsession, Integrity, Blue Jay, Natural High and Gallia.
It's also amazing what you can see on the RC boat, we had an otter trying to mount unsuccessfully the pyramid shaped start/finish pin. The otter tried for about a half an hour before futility set in. Big Thanks to the otter for not biting the air filled mark. Harbor seals nose butting floating seagulls, very amusing.
Lets get them off the docks for Browns Point,
Race Chair, Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma