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A Fast Jaunt To The Stinky Rocks


  • A Fast Jaunt To The Stinky Rocks

    Saturday June 19th's BAMA Double Handed Farallones started in bright sunshine and light winds off of Baker Beach at 08:00

    While 42 boats in 6 divisions had registered, 13 boats recorded DNS status for various reasons, among them was the forecast for lumpy
    seas and winds in the high 20's and gusts to low 30s offshore. The routing showed that this, the 43rd edition , was going to be a quick one,
    despite the light winds on the starting area, which was also sheltered from the long period southerly swell that was moving across the
    Gulf of the Farallones.

    Tiki Blue and Freedom

    Gear issues also reduced the fleet both in pre start maneuvers and during the race, downsizing the fleet additionally, but for the 21 boats
    that completed the 56 nm course, the ride out was worth the ride back!

    The multihulls and divisions 2 and 3 were the 1st to start and got a big head start as light winds in the starting area forced delays for starts of the last 3 divisions,
    with the final division not starting until 09:20, but once the boats cleared Point Bonita, it was adventure time aplenty, with plenty of brisk breeze and multi directional swell s and wind waves.

    Had Bottle Rocket made the start, there was a real chance that a new course record could have been recorded, as it were, the 1st to finish was Andrew Scott and Gordon Nash on Andrew's F27' Papillon, which crossed the finish line at 14:20:01, and elapsed time of 06:15:01, just eclipsing Benjamin Carver and Peter Church aboard their Corsair F-27 Entourage which crossed the finish line a mere 29 seconds later!

    Other division winners were the father and son duo of Jeff and Sean Mulvihill, claiming division 02 with a finish time of 15:37:39 and elapsed time of 07:27:39.

    Memo Gidley and Ethan Baum took Division 03, driving the Elliot 10 Basic Instinct around the the Devils Teeth with and elapsed time of 07:24:30

    The Ultra Light division had 6 boats total and 3 Express 27's boats registered, but only Adam Mazurkiewicz and Ronald Snetsinger aboard Yeti made the voyage, finishing at 17:26:17, and elapsed time of 08:41:17 edging out Erica Mattson Siegel and John Robinson Jeffers on the modified Moore 24 Accelerando by 40 minutes corrected

    The Moore 24's had their own division with 5 boats entered, yet only 3 starters, of which Peter Schoen and Roe Patterson sailed Mooretician to the class wind AND corrected overall monohull glory!

    Despite the late start, the 7 boats that started in division 06 made quick work of the course, with Gary Troxell and Rune Storesund on Gary;s Beneteau 423 Blue Tiki to an impressive 08:00:37 elapsed run, plenty of room to correct out over Jib and Will Martens Worth 40' Freedom to 07:57:09 elapsed time, correcting out behind Tiki Blue by 3 minutes and change!

    Greyhound, Evan McDonald's Farrier F22 with crew George Kiskaddon

    Moore 24 SNAFU, with Karl Robrock and Joel Turmel

    Spindrift, Andy Schwenky-Dank's Express 37' with crew Mike Schiltz discussing their strateregy for world domination

    Looking Good, SNAFU, Tiki Blue Greyhound and Nancy

    Andrew Scott and Gordon Nash Aboard F27 Papillon would have the fastest time around the Stinky Rocks, with an elapsed time of 06:15:45!

    Pre race gathering of the tribe

    Tim Codrey & David Hodges on Dave's Farr 38' Timber Wolf

    Erica Mattson Siegel and John Robinson Jeffers on Erica's Moore 24 Accelerando

    Michael Mitchell and Harbrinder Kang aboard the Tartan 4100 Roxanne


    Gallery 2022 BAMA DH Farallones - h2oshots
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