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Roton Point Regatta 2017

Posted By: brucat

Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/07/17 12:37 PM

Don't miss this! Coming up next weekend, Sep 16-17. Info here: https://www.rpmr.org/regatta

Will try to blog here too.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/11/17 09:27 PM

Weather is looking good for the weekend. Who's coming?

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 12:01 AM

Heading out for Roton Point shortly... ARE YOU???

Official info will be on Yachtscoring:

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4430

Over 20 boats pre-registered. Should have a large Hobie Getaway fleet.

Weather looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend to work on your light air skills...

Don't miss the dinner and party Saturday night!

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 01:27 PM

Regatta mode is in full swing!

Late party last night, good breakfast this morning, getting ready for skippers meeting at 0930.

Registrations still trickling in, over 40 boats so far, closing in on 50!

Fog at the moment, standing by for AP ashore...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 03:46 PM

Fog lifting, wind coming up. AP down at 1130.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 05:31 PM

Got everyone launched, sorted an engine failure on the pin boat, and started racing at 1250 (AP down). All classes sailing, it's currently a drifter...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 07:26 PM

OK, we have a regatta. Wind came back up enough for everyone to finish well within the time limit.

Huge delay due to major (unplanned) shift to the South. Much more pressure for race 2. Much quicker race, just finished a few boats.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 08:20 PM

Race 4 in sequence. We're running short races, short-handed, so scoring will have to wait...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 11:09 PM

Race 1 scores are in, working on the rest...

Band is warmed up, dinner is on the way!

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4430

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/16/17 11:26 PM

Race 2 scores are in...

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4430

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 12:09 AM

Race 3 scores are in... Dinner is delicious!

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4430

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 12:47 AM

All races are now scored. The Gosling's is flowing, and the band sounds incredible!

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4430

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 05:16 AM

Conditions today we're tough in the first race (very light and shifty out of ENE), then an unexpected seabreeze came in, with a giant shift to the SSE, and much more consistent wind, averaging around 6-7 knots for most of the late afternoon. We used up all of the available breeze, and towed a few Getaways back to the club after finishing most of their class on the water in Race 4.

A few corrections have been made to the results. The band was Jam Chowder, and they sounded great on the historic porch at Roton Point.

The wind forecast for tomorrow doesn't look much better than today's forecast was, so hopefully they'll be wrong again!

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 01:35 PM

Another AP ashore this morning...

Less fog than yesterday. Also, less wind so far...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 04:20 PM

AP still flying ashore. We're giving it until 1300...

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/17/17 04:56 PM

OK, it's game over! Results are final, awards at 1330.

Mike
Posted By: brucat

Re: Roton Point Regatta 2017 - 09/18/17 03:54 PM

Be sure to put this event on your calendar for next year! Same weekend, and will feature the Shark National Championship.

There's no shortage of things to keep you busy if waiting for wind here: table tennis, foosball, actual tennis, and a beautiful swimming pool. I think all were employed yesterday!

Thanks again to the 50 or so RPSA (and a couple of Fleet 448) volunteers who pulled this whole thing together.

Mike
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