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  • Persistence Pays In OYRA Full Crew Farallones


    David Schumann's Seacart 30' Bottle Rocket exits the bay en route to a hard fought
    1st to finish run in the 2022 OYRA Full Crew Farallones


    The 2022 Full Crew Farallones Race departed San Francisco Bay on Saturday June 4th with 24 boats in 5 divisions in much more tranquil conditions than would have occurred back in early spring, where gales and 9' plus swells engulfed the Gulf of the Farallones on a regular basis. The light winds on this day were expected to gradually build from the south as
    a very rare late season weather system approached the Nor Cal coastline.

    With a waning ebb and minimal swell, the fleet dispersed into the Golden Gate Straits, then favored a more southerly course to the
    Farallones, favoring a starboard rounding. It turned out to be a tranquil day on most accounts, with glassy conditions at times and plenty of encounters of the marine life kind.

    The 1st to finish would be David Schumann's Seacart 30' Bottle Rocket with crew of Trevor Baylis, Julia Paxton and Paul Allen, taking the gun at 18:13:14, a, 8 Hour, 8 minutes and 14 second.

    Here is David's take on the afternoon as well as the hole that ate boats in the Spinnaker Cup last the weekend prior:




    "For the Farallones race, we knew it was going to be light and saw from the models that any additional pressure was going to materialize from the south, so we did all we could stay south of course all day long. Just last week we had bailed out of the Spinnaker Cup after floating around in the predicted wind hole, and we really wanted to avoid making it two in a row, and that fueled the extra persistence to hang in there when we were becalmed on the way back from the islands. Everyone on board pitched in during the light patches to keep the focus high."


    "For Spinnaker Cup, we were well aware going into the race that there would be a fairly large wind hole developing near Pescadero and Ano Nuevo, and it wasn’t predicted to fill back in until 8 or 9 PM. We reached the hole around 3 PM along with the bigger boats from the first start, and after floating around for an hour we realized we would need to hang out there for another five or six hours for the wind to fill in. We had no other boats in our division, so the mission for this race was just to get more miles under the stern and continue to learn the boat. We felt like we could achieve that mission even without finishing the race, and getting the boat and crew back to the Bay Area really eased the logistical challenges that were going to be made worse by finishing in Monterey during the early morning hours. So we made the call to turn around and head back to the bay. The way back turned out to be really fun, as after Pacifica the wind filled in to the mid-teens yet the ocean was still pretty flat, making for an exciting and relatively fast ride back to Richmond."



    "Next up is the Ditch! Last year involved 130-something gybes, so we are all trying to get rested for it."




    Stephen Lewis's Newland 36' Pegasus

    Over in the monohull side of things, the fastest corrected time honors along with 1st monohull honors and PHRO 1 victor
    would go to the burgundy red Pegasus, which was built in by Dan Newland in 1992.
    Pegasus would finish just before 8:00 PM, 19:48:21 to be more exacting. An elapsed time of 10:03:21 and corrected time of 10:46:05



    Mark Dowdy's Synergy 1000 Sapphire on her way to second in PHRO1




    Basic Instinct, Memo Gidley's Elliot 1o enjoyed a nice trip around the stinky rocks and won PHRO 2
    my a narrow margin over Brian Turner's Beneteau 10R Cruzsea Baby, 10:50:09 vs 10:51:38 corrected!




    Andy Newell and crew of the Tuna 35 Ahi, stayed true to the course,
    and was only boat in the 7 boat division PHRO 3 to finish,
    arriving at the StFYC finish line at 21:40:00




    Other worthy image captures of the start:



    Aaron Wangenheim's SC 52' City Lights framed





    start area



    south tower




    Round Midnight




    Nancy

    RESULTS: https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=YRA_T005137787&DOC=r3&TYP=html

    Photos d'Jour :
    2022 OYRA Full Crew Farallones Start Images - h2oshots
    Last edited by Photoboy; 06-07-2022, 03:14 PM.
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