Not just any regatta, but a North Carolina regatta, and my 21st birthday as well!
Set for the weekend of October 14-15 in Oriental, NC and entitled "Cut Loose on the Neuse," the regatta will be held on the Neuse River (3 miles wide at the regatta site) out of Camp Don Lee. There will surely be a turnout of F18s, as several have already pre-registered...you should too! As many as 5 Nacra 20s have also given word that they will show up. With some of the sponsors we have in on the race, it's sure to be a blast! So all you Yankees need to come on down South for some real sailing, and all you Florida boys need to get off your computers and come on up!
It's shaping up to be a great weekend this weekend. Weather will be sunny and near 70 with at least 10 knots. There will be t-shirts, Pig Pick'n Saturday night in Oriental, and a great sailing venue at Camp Don Lee. It's not too late to register. More info go to: http://www.ncsailing.org/clon/index.html
This is the marine forecast for the nearest coastal area and it includes Pamilco Sound. The Neuse River where we're sailing is just off the Pamilco, so the seas will not be as high as shown in this forecast. Also the shoreline runs E/W and is North of the river, so that should make it nice and flat. So I would expect 10-15 on Sat and 10 on Sunday w/ flat water... PERRRFECT!!!!
The neuse is just like the ditch they use in Europe for speed trials, right Maugan! This is Treys' race!!!! Very flat water with very high winds, theres still time to get there for any on the fence. NC pig picking and fast sailing.
Thanks to Trey for showing me around Raleigh this past week! It was good to meet Alan and Jen as well.
Good luck to those competing. And, put the whole song in your head for the Regatta!
Artist: AC/DC Album: Back in Black Title: Back In Black
Back in black I hit the sack I've been too long I'm glad to be back Yes, I'm let loose From the noose That's kept me hanging about I've been looking at the sky 'Cause it's gettin' me high Forget the hearse 'cause I never die I got nine lives Cat's eyes Abusin' every one of them and running wild
CHORUS: 'Cause I'm back Yes, I'm back Well, I'm back Yes, I'm back Well, I'm back, back I'm back in black
Yes, I'm back in black
Back in the back Of a Cadillac Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack I'm in a bang With a gang They've got to catch me if they want me to hang Cause I'm back on the track And I'm beatin' the flack Nobody's gonna get me on another rap So look at me now I'm just makin' my play Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way
What a great place for a regatta! I forgot to bring my camera...The wind was spectacular on Saturday - a little shifty but blowing between 8 and 12 all day. Sunday, the wind didn't show up on time and racing was abandond...shame too as we had some VERY close battles on the Nacra 20s.
Say, any of you out there familiar with Sailwave - can you tell me how to get the throwouts removed from the total score? It's correctly indicating which is the throwout, but it's still adding them all up (it didn't have any bearing on the placements in this event though).
Re: Cut Loose on the Neuse
#84656 10/16/0611:43 AM10/16/0611:43 AM
You are looking at the total column that you chose to view and publish. You need to display AND publish the Net column to see results and to publish the results including throwouts.
So, go to view, rearrange columns, click on what columns you want to see where.
to adjust the number of races before you add a throw out Go to scoring systems Race Scoring You will see a discard profile. it should be 0,0,0,0,1,1,1,1 This would give you one throwout after 5 races up through 8 races. If you wanted to have another throw after 10 races it would be 0,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,
Re: Cut Loose on the Neuse
#84657 10/16/0611:52 AM10/16/0611:52 AM
Ummm, not that it makes much difference in the end, but the Portsmouth Yardstick for Isotope 2-up in Beaufort Scale 2-3 (4-11kts) is 78.4, not 74.2 (which is the Isotope 1-up handicap). That would shift the results for the first two races (up til when my mast broke <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> ). Oh, and that was the strongest 10 knots I've ever sailed in, lol.
The wind was strange. David and I kept remarking that the water looked like it was definitely 12+ but that the wind in our face while parked felt much less. We couldn't find any signs of a significant current either...perhaps it was the brackish water? I don't have the score sheets in front of me but the race committee was recording wind mostly 7,8,9 but briefly sustained gusts up to 14 or so. I hadn't been on an I20 in a while but we were certainly "powered up" (on both tacks evenly) too!