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  • Foulweather Bluff 2018: Register early and save a few bucks!

    The cool days have returned, and that means that the Foulweather Bluff Race is coming up on Saturday, October 6

    What's the same:

    The CYC Edmonds race offers both short and long courses and a reverse start. We can't guarantee wind but you can expect a well-run race and friendly folks.
    We're selling T-shirts again. Register early enough and get your boat's name on the shirt


    What's Different

    We've moved into the "oughts" and are now doing registration online at
    http://cycedmonds.org/event-2741675

    Note that Registration is $45 if you register before September 22... $50 between September 22 and October 4th.... $55 after the 4th

    Hope you come and race with us again

    General information on the race is here:

    http://cycedmonds.org/
    David
    1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin
    "Kyrie"
    Edmonds, Washington
    Salish Sea

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    Weather forecast looks decent, with sunny skies and temps in the high 50s

    There will be a flood happening through the race, with wind forecasts showing light to medium northernly.

    72 boats are registered already. There will be a J105 one design start.

    Today is the last day to register for $50. It goes up to $55 on Friday.

    Here's a link to the registered boats as of Sept 30th

    http://www.cycedmonds.org/resources/...list093018.pdf

    Hope you join us
    David
    1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin
    "Kyrie"
    Edmonds, Washington
    Salish Sea

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    • #3
      Initial Class Breaks are here:
      http://www.cycedmonds.org/resources/...th%20flags.pdf

      Bruce Hedrick will be doing a live weather forecast at the Skipper's meeting.. Don't miss out
      David
      1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin
      "Kyrie"
      Edmonds, Washington
      Salish Sea

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      • #4
        Anything But Foul Weather


        Light Air But Beautiful Conditions Reigned Down On The Foul Weather Bluff Regatta
        By Kurt Hoehne Sailish.com


        Jan's Marine Photography








        Sometimes in a drifter of a race it's best to just look around and say "What a great day to be on the water!"

        Then sail into another wind hole, watch your fleet sail away and say again "What a great day to be on the water!"

        This year's Foul Weather Bluff Race was one of those. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, a reminder of why we love to live here. It was the winds that were fickle. Sometimes coming from here, sometimes from there, sometimes not at all. There were plenty of winners, and no doubt they all deserved their pickle dishes as it took a great deal of concentration and fortitude to keep focused until the finish line. A Melges 24 owned by Evan Walker and the 40' Martin designed Gray Wolf, owned by Evgeniy Goussev were a very close first and second overall.










        The most excitement came, as is often the case, at the Scatchet Head Buoy. A flooding tide made getting to the buoy and around it a bit excruciating. It's just sooooo easy to leave a bit of gelcoat behind in that situation. On approach to the turn, the boats that played the Whidbey shore escaped the worst of the current and got some puffs, while those that stayed further south were swept back when the wind died completely at times. But no worries, there were several restarts later in the race.












        Even the mighty Crossfire couldn't generate her own wind in some of holes. Nigel Barron took a trip up the rig (with a camera) and got the following shot of Nefarious. In return, Genevieve Livingston got a shot of Nigel hanging near the hounds. For good measure, Rick Donahue supplied Crossfire's track. According to Barron, Crossfire "led the fleet into at least three holes."

        Results
        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



        h2oshots.com Photo Gallery

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        • #5
          sailing.jpg

          We had another great, challenging FWB race. This picture was taken at Scatchet Head, as the boats that were close-hauled into a Northwesterly were meeting boats that were riding the narrow easterly at the south end of Whidbey. We were all fighting a strong flood. We launched the chute, which promptly came back down as our spinnaker shackle unshackled. We launched on another halyard, which later got stuck. Took a while to get sorted out, but as you can see from the picture, it was a beautiful day.
          David
          1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin
          "Kyrie"
          Edmonds, Washington
          Salish Sea

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