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  • Photoboy
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    The Multi's Check In

    "We had an epic day on Khimaira (F-25c trimaran). The boat LOVES the higher wind. We decided on a CCW course due to the southerly wind and the ebb. We put a reef in the main just before our start....and glad we did. We started in ~20 kts of wind with Deception (SC50) and managed to pass them before we hit Raccoon. We tacked our way through the staright in increasing wind and driving rain. We were fortunate that every time we crossed another boat, we were on starboard. We managed to catch up to Mas Rover (F31R), but they took a more westerly route to stay in the breeze. We stayed fairly close to Angel coming out of Raccoon and found ourselves in a bit of a lull, but it didn't cost us much. Once we hit the wind line, it was game on! We had an epic close reach all the way to Alcatraz where we ran into a bit of traffic going both directions (again being on starboard helped). We tucked in behind Checkered Past and jibed so we wouldn't get pinned on the outside and hoisted our spinnaker. We were a bit concerned of the wind shadow from Alcatraz, but we looked to our right and saw 2 boats get knocked down a few hundred yards away. There was just enough wind where we were to keep the kite pulling. We hit the wind line and took off toward Point Blunt. By then, there was only one boat ahead of us...a lone Wabbit. We jibed over and reeled them in well before South Hampton. We looked back a bit later and could no longer see them...figured they got hit with one of the many gusts. Turned out that these were the guys that got towed in partially submerged. We slightly over stood the finish line and had to jibe one more time and came into the finish at a hot angle...a bit too hot. A gust hit us, our leeward bow dug in, and we had to blow the kite or hit the committee boat (they frown on that). We recovered and crossed the line first overall! This was one of the best races we've ever had on Khimaira (although Jazz was pretty sweet too!). She does like the breeze."

    Mark Zimmer

    F-25c trimaran

    Khimaira


    "Wow...tough and wet conditions on the bay for the 2016 season closer !

    heavy rain and gusty wind with a spot of sunshine here and there described the day.

    It seems most of the multi's went counterclockwise and all started with at least 1 reef i think.

    There was a bit of heavy wind fast ducking going on thru raccoon straights and lots of rolling over and punching under a multitude of mono's all day in mostly strong breeze

    the spiny run from Alcatraz to Richmond was perfectly fast with that near constant "hobbie-horse" sinusoidal motion all the way.

    KHIMARA was on it...fast , smooth , and sailing smart with great angles and tactics . MA'S ROVER , KHIMARA , and WINGIT all collected together about 1/2 way thru just shy of Alcatraz . KHIMARA working snug close to shore buttonhooked around the island and with a quick set launched out ahead . MA'S went wide to avoid a potential wind hole that KHIMARA never hit . The spiny drag race was on ! We tried to grind KHIMARA down with some limited success for a few moments here and there but the crew on KHIMARA put the hammer down hard and never looked back . KHIMARA and MA'S ROVER did work all the way thru the whole fleet to finish 1st and 2nd overall !

    Great job mark z ...good skills and coarse management on a tough weather day...well sailed race"


    Mark Eastham

    Corsair F-31

    Ma's Rover

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  • Photoboy
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    John Pytlak was pickup crew on a well stacked Melges 32 Leenabarca on Sunday for the Pursuit which won the mono hull division.

    Tim Codrey borrowed the boat, with Santa Cruz sailors, Chris Deaver, Hillary Walecka Scotty Doyle, Mathew Vecchione and Bay Sailors Dave Rasmussen and Kelsi Schoenock

    Johns account:

    So, I was convinced Saturday night after several drinks that it was a good idea to race on the M32 on Sunday. I was the last crew add, and I'm sure it was for my size for uphill speed. It was the general consensus on the boat on Sunday morning that we wanted to go counterclockwise no matter what, as it would have the longest, most fun run. Obviously Raccoon was a bear of a beat in 25 with a wicked up 32. We ended up finding some really friendly current close to Angel, and short tacked till we could cross the western face. It was in the middle of that short tacking where we came across the M24 with a dropped stick. They were rigging their outboard and indicated to us that all on board were ok. Then it was a tight reach to little Alcatraz and a short broad reach till it was time for pole out, as we were rolling over the top of two J111's. We all set at roughly the same time and all crashed immediately from what I could tell. We were down for a little bit, but that was the only mishap of the day. We ran on starboard till well into the east side of the shipping channel before gybing, and stayed on port all the way to finish. Saw a top speed of 19.5, and were constantly in the mid to upper teens for the whole run. We did see one boat that we thought was a multi finish in front of us, but that was it. We hoped... I found out later last night that we did do pretty well. Was a great day on the water with two old friends and six new ones. I hope they'll have me back.

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  • IOR Geezer
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    Sending paws-sitive thought your way, PB!

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  • familysailor
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    Sorry to see your pup failing. we just lost our 14 year old Golden Girl Buttercup a few weeks ago. Pancreatic cancer, Pancreas removed, two months more of puppy silliness then...

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  • Panama Red
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    You can trust most dogs more than you can trust most humans.

    Feel better Mr Pumba

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  • BobJ
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    So sorry Erik. Our furry pals keep us sane when no one else can.

    I hope his last days are good and happy ones.

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  • Charlie Tuna
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    Handsome fella there.

    Sorry to hear the news.

    Keep him happy as long as you can.

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  • Photoboy
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    Here's Mr Pumba.

    Best buddy, office helper, squirrel chaser, hammock hog.

    He's resting comfortably now, afternoon siesta, alongside his twin brother...

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  • 3D
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    So sorry for the news on your best friend PB!!! Hang in there.

    Regarding lost rigs.....

    Heading home to Alameda, just outside Clipper Cove there was a Melges 24 motoring south with their broken mast strapped to the deck. We sailed over to them to see if they needed any assistance, but they declined.

    We went CCW, and got hammered entering Raccoon. Being pelted in the face with hail while sailing on the Bay was something new. Protective eye ware was mandatory.

    -3D

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  • Prince of Whales
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    New mandatory gear for storm sailing.

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  • Andy Newell
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    Sorry to hear about your puppy PB. I'd be lost without my work-from-home office partner sitting next to me.

    Does anybody know which way the top boats went on Sunday? We chose CCW which appeared to be the majority opinion and we got nailed in Raccoon Straits. Mid 20's, puffy gusts to 30 with driving rain. A reef and a #4 allowed us to keep racing (sailing, not really racing at that point). By the time we got to Alcatraz there were plenty of boats in front of us and after the spanking we got earlier we decided to skip the spinnaker.

    We saw the two boats in the picture coming in after we ducked in to drop crew. Was that the extent of the carnage? We heard at least one boat on the radio about a lost rig, not sure if it was this boat or another. Based on the conditions out there it could have been much worse.

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  • Photoboy
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    Back at the dock for damage assessment...

    Photo: Big John's Iphone

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  • Photoboy
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    Sunday Pursuit Results

    ace 1
    Race Information: Start Date/Time = October 30, 2016 12:00:00, Length (NM) = 12.5
    Pos Sail Skipper Boat Club Rating Div. Penalty Pts
    1 174 william Erkelens Leenabarca RYC 27 Sunday /0.00 1
    2 18394 ron kell Abigail Morgan cyc 129 Sunday /0.00 2
    3 0 Steve Katzman Dianne LTWYC 129 Sunday /0.00 3
    4 18719 Michael Clarke Scoop Richmond Yacht Club 120 Sunday /0.00 4
    5 3632 Wayne Koide Encore Richmond Yacht CLub 57 Sunday /0.00 5
    6 51507 Zack Anderson Secret Squirell Richmond YC -12 Sunday /0.00 6
    7 28050 Ray Lotto El Raton stfyc 129 Sunday /0.00 7
    8 14 John Morrison Fired Up! TYC 129 Sunday /0.00 8
    9 85 Sergey Lubarsky Russian Roulette raceQs 78 Sunday /0.00 9
    10 94 Hill Blackett III California Condor Richmond Yacht Club -0 Sunday /0.00 10
    11 394 Charlie Abraham Javelin SCYC 78 Sunday /0.00 11
    12 97263 Bill Helvestine Deception St Francis YC -6 Sunday /0.00 12
    13 03 Kim Desenberg Checkered Past Richmond Yacht Club 102 Sunday /0.00 13
    14 77 Gary Panariello Courageous NA 81 Sunday /0.00 14
    15 56777 Hendrik bruhns WYSIWYG RYC 99 Sunday /0.00 15
    16 50090 Trig Liljestrand Ragtime SFYC 48 Sunday /0.00 16
    17 513 Val Lulevich Shut up and drive none 168 Sunday /0.00 17
    18 18488 Kame Richards Golden Moon RYC 72 Sunday /0.00 18
    19 94 Gorkem Ozcelebi Double Digit BYC 36 Sunday /0.00 19
    20 40311 Laurence Baskin Bullet SSS 72 Sunday /0.00 20
    21 219 Ryan Conner Blue Dream Tahoe Yacht Club 84 Sunday /0.00 21
    22 40646 Henry King Jeannette Berkeley YC 66 Sunday /0.00 22
    23 131 Christian Lewis Carmelita StFYC, Richmond YC 105 Sunday /0.00 23
    24 56 Seth Clark Current Affair RYC 129 Sunday /0.00 24
    25 101 Nesrin Basoz Swift Ness RYC 36 Sunday /0.00 25
    26 28993 Tom Southam Oxymoron RYC 150 Sunday /0.00 26
    27 8161 Bruce Baker Ad Lib SSS 144 Sunday /0.00 27
    28 48005 John Clauser Bodacious + BYC and RYC -15 Sunday /0.00 28
    29 01 Zhenya Kirueshkin-Stepanoff Black Shadow Santa Cruz Yacht Club 63 Sunday /0.00 29
    30 37005 Anne Thomas Wildcard RichmondYC 27 Sunday /0.00 30
    31 93204 Richard Pipkin Can't Touch This Encinal -12 Sunday /0.00 31
    32 3883 Greg Mullins Zamazaan ryc 21 Sunday /0.00 32
    33 28035 Bilafer Family Kiri Richmond YC 72 Sunday /0.00 33
    34 18364 John Rivlin Peaches StFYC 129 Sunday /0.00 34
    35 90355 Kevin Wilkinson Reality Cheque SBYC 120 Sunday /0.00 35
    36 69069 Andrew Zimmerman Divine Wind SSS 45 Sunday /0.00 36
    37 51705 Ken Murney Everlong Discovery bay yacht club 54 Sunday /0.00 37
    38 38008 David Rasmussen Sapphire Richmond Yacht Club 48 Sunday /0.00 38
    39 9 David Pressley Pinocchio RYC 123 Sunday /0.00 39
    40 3 Craig Perez Marrakesh Richmond Yacht Club 99 Sunday /0.00 40
    41 30980 Andy Newell Ahi Berkeley Yacht Club 114 Sunday /0.00 41
    42 46933 Gregory Demetrulias Argo Presidio Yacht Club 54 Sunday /0.00 42
    43 38022 Bob walden Sea Star Berkeley Yacht Club 117 Sunday /0.00 43
    44 59830 Robert Hrubes Preparation J RYC 144 Sunday /0.00 44
    45 290 Jean-Philippe Prefot Petit Bateau N/A 138 Sunday /0.00 45
    46 44 Jon Stewart Jombo SSC 126 /0.00 46
    47 103 Mike and scott Broder Wetcorvette Sierra pt 36 Sunday /0.00 47
    48 155 Vaughn Seifers Flying Tiger Richmond 150 /0.00 48
    49 420 Dan Knox Luna Sea SBYC 144 Sunday /0.00 49
    50 279 Erwan Menard Dunes VIII RYC / SFYC 138 Sunday /0.00 50
    51 77 Larry Levit Levitation II ryc 129 Sunday /0.00 51
    52 35024 Aelx Farell Alpha Puppy sayc 30 Sunday /0.00 52
    53 4590 Robert Horton Highlander TYC 117 Sunday /0.00 53
    54 168 James Goldberg Junkyard Dog YRA 72 Sunday /0.00 54
    55 28117 Karl Engdahl Helan Gar Richmond YACHT Club 99 Sunday /0.00 55
    56 49143 Max Crittenden Iniscaw SSS 126 Sunday /0.00 56
    57 52 Gary King Cayenne Marina Bay Yacht Club 138 Sunday /0.00 57
    58 161 Tom Lueck Sir Leansalot SSC 105 /0.00 58
    59 59733 Jeff Lee ZWEI FLYING FISH AYC 129 Sunday /0.00 59
    60 77135 Rolf Jaeger Borealis Hobie Division 3 129 /0.00 60
    61 18935 George Sirogiannis MOJO Richmond Yacht club 72 Sunday /0.00 61
    62 18133 Rune Storesund Mesmerize Richmond YC 117 Sunday /0.00 62
    63 5158 Joseph Raffa Anapos *** N/A *** 237 Sunday /0.00 63
    64 4161 Dave Gardner Coyote SSS 273 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    65 1234 Ted Goldbeck JustEm CYC 273 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    66 608 Russell Shroff Russell Shroff Richmond YC 237 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    67 622 Ciaran Wills Sunny Daze n/a 234 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    68 176 David Woodside Uagain csc 144 Sunday RET-BF/0.00 122
    69 179 Mark Werder Strange Magic FLYC 180 Sunday RET-BF/0.00 122
    70 40428 Chris gage Ergo SSS 129 Sunday RET-BF/0.00 122
    71 351 Steve Kittle Parrot Head RYC 178 Sunday RET-BF/0.00 122
    72 180 Orion Litzau THE HARD WAY Quinn's Lighthouse 216 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    73 6883 Tony Bourque Now & Zen Richmond Yacht Club 174 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    74 1036 Randall Rasicot Flight RYC 168 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    75 FC 7 Don Taylor VIP Richmond 159 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    76 97050 Scott Cyphers Ergo SSS 159 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    77 27707 John Rook Liquid Asset YRA 150 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    78 92 Daniel Irwin Wasaaabi92 Fresno Yacht Club 144 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    79 8666 Stephen Buckingham Starbuck SSS 144 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    80 18228 Mike Holden Firebolt Richmond YC 144 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    81 29 Ross Groelz Eagle South Lake Tahoe Windjammers 132 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    82 1 Brendan Busch Get Happy!! TISC 129 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    83 48 Lori Tewksbury Hang 20 BYC 129 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    84 28632 Steven Wonner Uno SSS 129 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    85 133 Jonathan Gutoff Stink Eye RYC 126 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    86 978 Sydney Holder Alexander Hamilton San Francisco Yacht Club 120 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    87 7134 Al Leonard Blue Passion Oakland YC 114 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    88 221 Steve Cameron 6 Pac Richmond Yacht Club 114 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    89 7 Bruce Powell Joy Ride RYC 102 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    90 1169199 Gary Schmitz Mustique Richmond 102 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    91 XX Cinde Lou Delmas Another Girl RYC 90 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    92 87112 Grant Hayes vitesse too eyc 90 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    93 657 Dan Hauserman Personal Puff Tahoe Yacht Club 84 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    94 78 David Britt r. david britt RYC 81 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    95 134 Paolo Calafiura JGPC BYC 78 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    96 18250 Kirk Denebeim Mirthmaker Marina Del Coma YC 69 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    97 30823 steve hocking Ohana PYC 63 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    98 11 steve stroub tiburon sfyc 36 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    99 9 Steven Gordon Inconceivable N/A 81 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    100 39 Nicolas Popp Dare Dare SBYC 81 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    101 319 Simon James Lightwave SBYC 78 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    102 342 David Gross Nirvana Berkeley YC 78 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    103 676 Jennifer Canestra Boomer CYC 111 Sunday DNF/0.00 122
    104 77 John Siegel Moorigami StFYC 150 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    105 26 Colin Moore Kwazy Richmond Yacht Club 126 Sunday DNF/0.00 122
    106 155 Phil Kanegsberg U Decide Tahoe Yacht Club 144 Sunday DNF/0.00 122
    107 281 Dale Scoggin Frisky Richmond Yacht Club 138 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    108 3113 Gordie Nash ARCADIA RYC 123 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    109 3 Bryce Griffith Arch Angel RYC 75 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    110 007 Tim Knowles Lilith Richmond 102 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    111 140 Jan Crosbie-Taylor Posse Treasure Island Sailing Center 89 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    112 4461 Miles Englehart Kokomo Emeryville Yacht Club 108 DNS/0.00 122
    113 8168 Charles Cornell Pro Re Nata RYC 78 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    114 18278 Robert Harford Stewball RYC 72 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    115 18305 George Neill Spindrift V Richmond Yacht Club 72 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    116 18353 Matt Krogstad Tecate Mockingbird CYC 129 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    117 28758 Richard Bastien Tutto Bene vallejo yacht club 108 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    118 41327 Joan Byrne Heart of Gold South Beach YC 126 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    119 46060 James Isbester Energy Berkeley 78 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    120 50092 James Bradford Bright Hour SFYC -0 Sunday DNS/0.00 122
    121 87911 John Ross GOTCHA SCYC 141 Sunday DNS/0.00 122


    Multihulls:



    Pos Sail Skipper Boat Club Rating Div. Penalty Pts
    1 20 Mark Zimmer Khimaira RYC -6 Sunday /0.00 1
    2 007 mark eastham MA'S ROVER mark eastham 9 Sunday /0.00 2
    3 74 Amy Wells Wingit BAMA 45 Sunday /0.00 3
    4 6 Christopher Harvey Mojo BAMA -3 Sunday /0.00 4
    5 28557 Juan Tellez Cumbia BAMA 54 Sunday /0.00 5
    6 201 Damien Campbell Trident BAMA 9 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    7 1596 Brett Peterson Hobie 18 SX Hobie Fleet 2 3 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    8 777 Alec Simpson Hobie Fleet 20 -27 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    9 051 Thomas Sinnickson Heart of Gold San Luis Yacht Club -27 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    10 44 William Erkelens Adrenaline Richmond YC -102 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    11 SmartRecruit Jerome Ternynck SmartRecruiters St Francis Yacht Club -126 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    12 277 Andrew Scott Papillon BAMA 42 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    13 1 Rick Waltonsmith Round Midnight Bay Area Multihull Association -51 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    14 1 Alan O'Driscoll HMB Boys & Girls Club BAMA -66 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    15 21 Phillip Meredith Pheonix Sequoia Yacht Club -0 Sunday DNS/0.00 16
    Last edited by Photoboy; 10-31-2016, 10:13 AM.

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  • Runs_with_sissors
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    Gonna be a damp, wet one!

    Give the pooch a hug for me!

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  • Photoboy
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    Thanks Greg...some quality time with the pups on a day like today will be just what the doctor ordered...

    Gonna have to want it for the pursuit race... reef early reef often...




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