Announcements
New Discussions
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach #254021
10/26/12 04:00 PM
10/26/12 04:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
RickWhite Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel
RickWhite  Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
Man, these folks know how to put on a regatta:
15 boats registered.., and some hot entries.
Supposed to have 5-10 out of the NE today, and started out like that. But, the forecasted wind petered out and the sea breeze battled with the forecasted wind. Seabreeze was out of the South.., Ouch!
I managed to get sizable lead to weather mark and held it to shortened couse finish.
We beached and lunched and watched the two wind patterns fight it out most of the afternoon.
About 3PM the frontal wind was starting to win, so we went back out to winds of 5-7, and very shifty, with lots of holes.
I nailed a great start and was able to walk over the boats to leeward. Most of the fleet tacked off to the right side of the course. However, I saw a dark patch of water off the left, so held.
Sure enough it was a starboard header, so tacked and was overstanding the mark with the fleet all well below. I was going to be a mile ahead.
NOT
Just before the mark was a hole and port tack header. Seven boats crossed ahead.
Charlie Trinque had the lead and kept it.
I managed to get back in 4th, but we now have a near 4-way tie for first.., actually four boats only 1 point apart.
WInds tomorrow around 15 and 20 on Sunday.
Looking forward to not drifting.
Rick


Rick White
Catsailor Magazine & OnLineMarineStore.com
www.onlinemarinestore.com
-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254051
10/27/12 08:29 PM
10/27/12 08:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 490
catandahalf Offline
addict
catandahalf  Offline
addict

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 490
https://picasaweb.google.com/117331102107137496366/WavePhotosTrinque# for pictures from Holly that will tell Rick's tale.

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: catandahalf] #254060
10/28/12 06:21 AM
10/28/12 06:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
RickWhite Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel
RickWhite  Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
Day two and lots of wind and waves.
Winds ranged between 18 and 25 and the seas were very lumpy. Tom Whitehurst must have been afraid to sail with the rest of us.., he would simply go way out ahead and then pull away. WOn every race.
I pitchpoled before the start, making it very cold to sail the rest of the day.
NOt sure of the scores yet


Rick White
Catsailor Magazine & OnLineMarineStore.com
www.onlinemarinestore.com
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254073
10/28/12 04:34 PM
10/28/12 04:34 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
RickWhite Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel
RickWhite  Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
Yep, Saturday in the big air and huge chop done me in. Retired for the last race. It was great fun while I still had the strength, but I was so tired it was all I could do sit upright or sheet in. All I needed was another capsize and probably would not have had enough left in the tank to get back on the boat. So, off to the beach.
Sunday I packed up early, and discovered they had already called it a regatta, with trophies to be presented at the Pensacola Beach YC (which, by the way, is great party bar) at 11AM
On Saturday Night they threw a Haloween Party Dinner Buffet which was awesome. And all the food was ghoulishish. Great party. But you knew that -- after all this is Capt Kirks Territory.
FIrst place was Tom Whitehurst, who simply blew everyone away in the light air.
Charlie Trinque took second place in a tie with Kirk Newkirk, and I somehow managed 4th place even with the retirement.
Masters Champ was MOI, and Lady Champ was Sharon Woodruff, wife of Stan Woodruff, who passed away just recently after a long battle with cancer.
Great to see Sharon there.., and she plans on coming to the Nationals the first weekend in December at the Islander in Islamorada, Florida in the Florida Keys.
Might be a great time to throw a really nice wake for Stan.


Rick White
Catsailor Magazine & OnLineMarineStore.com
www.onlinemarinestore.com
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254082
10/28/12 08:15 PM
10/28/12 08:15 PM

X
xanderwess
Unregistered
xanderwess
Unregistered
X



That looked like fun!

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254093
10/29/12 08:20 AM
10/29/12 08:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 72
B
BadLatitude1337 Offline
journeyman
BadLatitude1337  Offline
journeyman
B

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 72


Open20NA 1337 FOR THE WIN!!!
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254095
10/29/12 08:30 AM
10/29/12 08:30 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,525
pgp Offline
Carpal Tunnel
pgp  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,525
Great video!


Pete Pollard
Blade 702

'When you have a lot of things to do, it's best to get your nap out of the way first.

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254102
10/29/12 10:44 AM
10/29/12 10:44 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
Originally Posted by RickWhite
I pitchpoled


You got a Wave do do that? Man, that actually takes a lot of skill...


Jay

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: waterbug_wpb] #254111
10/29/12 05:03 PM
10/29/12 05:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
RickWhite Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel
RickWhite  Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
Quite easy in those wind and wave conditions. Actually I pitchpoled before the start of the first race while they were trying to get the start line to quite drifting.
TOok about 50 percent out of me even before the race began. And in temps that were in the 50s. And at the ripe age of 75. Guess the reason I bailed after 5 races in those conditions.


Rick White
Catsailor Magazine & OnLineMarineStore.com
www.onlinemarinestore.com
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254128
10/30/12 08:33 AM
10/30/12 08:33 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
when it does flip over, how difficult is it to right? With those keels and the Bob at the masthead, I'm hoping not too difficult?


Jay

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254140
10/30/12 12:49 PM
10/30/12 12:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,969
B
brucat Offline
Carpal Tunnel
brucat  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,969
Righting is easy. Getting back on? Not so much...

Mike

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: brucat] #254147
10/30/12 02:37 PM
10/30/12 02:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
RickWhite Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel
RickWhite  Offline OP

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,355
Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
+1
I did not even have to use a righting line in that wind. Just grabbed the beam up high, leaned back a little and up she came. I usually try to jump on the hull so it is easy to get back on, but missed. It was a struggle to get back on.
I do have a spreader bar on the front, making it a little easier.
Rick


Rick White
Catsailor Magazine & OnLineMarineStore.com
www.onlinemarinestore.com
Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254175
10/31/12 08:26 AM
10/31/12 08:26 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
well, it's already got cup-holders, why not a folding stepladder?


Jay

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254187
10/31/12 12:42 PM
10/31/12 12:42 PM

X
xanderwess
Unregistered
xanderwess
Unregistered
X



www.crossfit.com

Try this instead.

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: ] #254188
10/31/12 02:04 PM
10/31/12 02:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
obviously that is for folks with a decent amount of spare time and a type "A" personality smile


Jay

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: RickWhite] #254213
11/01/12 12:09 PM
11/01/12 12:09 PM

X
xanderwess
Unregistered
xanderwess
Unregistered
X



hey, this can be a rugged sport, even on a wave. NEVER hurts to get in shape. Could save your life. Spare time? Wish I had some.

Re: Waves NAs at Pensacola Beach [Re: ] #254219
11/01/12 01:40 PM
11/01/12 01:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
I'm just hoping I can get the grommets exercising with me soon so I have an excuse to shake away and work on the waistline...


Jay


Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 30 guests, and 78 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
bmcmurr3, sdm27, CanadaMetal, Jamil, Maistrello
8113 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,395
Posts267,034
Members8,113
Most Online1,650
Sep 10th, 2019
--Advertisement--
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1