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GYA Opening Regatta results #176901
05/03/09 05:33 PM
05/03/09 05:33 PM
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Bob_Curry Offline OP
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Yep, post another victory for the F17! grin grin grin

It was very windy on Saturday with winds starting out at 10-15 and building all day ending with 18-22. The short chop coupled with the wind gusts coming in from different angles made for some very physical sailing. The puffs were so isolated they felt like shots to 30! Downwind with the kite up was very unpleasant. During race 4, I sailed the downwind leg to the finish with the kite still in the sock. But by this time, there were only 2 boats on the course! Saturday's results are:

1st = F17 (yours truly)
2nd = Nacra 6.0 Express (Craig/Debra)
3rd = Nacra 20 (Mark/Cindy)

Sunday dawned with the winds already at race 4 conditions and building. At the YC, we saw winds sustained at 20 and a gusts up to 28! Consensus on the beach was to race them to the trailers so we informed the RC of our fleet decision and put the boats away. We all observed the fleets that did go out getting raked by the gusts and at one time there were 5 of the larger monoslugs over at once. We made a wise decision.

So the results from Saturday stood. This was the first year EVER that multihulls were invited to this regatta. The hard work that Bert Rice has been putting into reviving multihull sailing around the Gulf coast is paying off. Thanks to those that made the trip and we will put this on the calender for next year!

Safely at home,

Bob wink


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Re: GYA Opening Regatta results [Re: Bob_Curry] #177014
05/04/09 01:28 PM
05/04/09 01:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 48
Ocean Springs, MS
Wing nut Offline
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Joined: Dec 2008
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Ocean Springs, MS
Originally Posted by Bob_Curry
Yep, post another victory for the F17! grin grin grin



Yep those F17's are some amazing boats I was really impressed at how fast it sailed with 185 lbs. hanging off the dauphin striker and a righting bag in tow and no body at the helm but a fouled up main sheet... don't ask me how I know!


Andrew
"I'm a luffer not a footer"
NACRA F17 #136
HOBIE 18 MAGNUM #22
Re: GYA Opening Regatta results [Re: Wing nut] #177142
05/05/09 12:07 PM
05/05/09 12:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 69
West Michigan
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Posts: 69
West Michigan
When I started sailing the F17, one of the first things I had to learn was the survival tactic of immediately after righting, getting to the back of the boat and steering head to wind, then climbing up over the back beam...

The first time I flipped I couldn't figure out how to get back on. I was too paranoid of skewering the shiny new boat with the trap hook. I'm so over that now.

ak
F17 129


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