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  • #31

    Greg Nelsen's (with an E) and Napoleon Baltano on Outsider, on their way to Victory (with a capitol V) in the 144 and under PHRF at Saturdays RoS

    They was the fastest monohull on the longer of the two courses served up... finishing the 11 nm Course 6 in 2:13:02
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery


    • #32
      We Irish do like our fashion, our sailing, oh... and our drink... Dear LORD!


      • #33
        The Rites Of Spring: Spring Has Sprung!

        Light airs, a full moon ebb, and a forecast of 5-10 knots with temps in the 70's greeted sailors on San Francisco Bay this Saturday. Being the middle of March, chances of the wind making an appearance, are good this time of year and as the City was getting it's Irish on, the luck was with the sailors!

        The Rites of Spring ran by host Oakland Yacht Club had a minor delay as wind made its way to the start at the Oly Circle, and sent The fast boats out to course 6, Start, Harding, Blackaller then finish for an 11 nm Bay tour. The 3 Fleets, PHRF 144 and less, (spin and non spin) (9) boats total plus the 9 boat multihull's worked their way to the increasing wind and ebb, and enjoyed brisk conditions and a crowded City Front
        before bearing down on Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge and the mouth of the Estuary finish.

        The women's full crew, women's and men's single handed, DH non spin and spin classes rode out the day on the slightly shorter but much less congested Course 1, Start, Quarry Point, Harding, Blossom then finish. All boats did get a nice taste of spring conditions, especially west of Alcatraz as the ebb continued to build and a freshening southwest ushered in by the marine layer reminded us of its near proximity to settling into our summer pattern.

        The 1st to finish of all boats was Greg Nelsen's Outsider, double handed with Napoleon Baltonano, completing the 11 nm Course 1 in 2h:13m:02. Chris Harvey and Bob Hyde sailed Mojo, aka "the Happy Dog" to a 1st in the multi class. The new to him Farrier F-25C has split time between SF and Colorado and is only 1 of 50 or so built. "Its way lighter and way stiffer than my old boat" Chris comments. Andre Zimmerman and his Olson 30' Warpath was the fastest around the Course 1, completing the course in 2:03:52.

        Full Results

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        Other winners:

        Robert and Ansel Boyton on the Yankee 30 Sea Witch winning DH Spin PHRF >145

        Bill Mohr and Mike Bernt on the J-124 Spirit of Freedom taking DH non spin <145

        Ray Ivine and Quintin Boe sailed the Catalina 34 Crews Nest to victory in DH non spin >145

        The sole sailor to show up for the ladies singlehanded, Jackie Philpott on her Cal 2-12 Dura Mater

        The sole women's full crew on Mad Max, the Santana 22 with artsy design was crewed by Megan Dwyer, Katie Kirk and Trude Renwick

        Rounding out the divisions, Ralph Morgan and Debra Clark took line honors in the 3 boat Alerion Division aboard Ditzy

        Last edited by Photoboy; 03-18-2014, 03:45 PM.
        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

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        • #34
          Nice job Photoboy!


          • #35
            What ^^^he^^^ said!!!