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  • #31
    Originally posted by solosailor View Post
    I'd like to see the gallery but I don't use facebook anymore.
    I don't think you have to be a registered user to view it, but I was wrong once before....
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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    • #32
      The wind forecast looked pretty grim this morning, but it worked out well. It's a good thing all of you followed my checklist and affirmed "I will finish the Three Bridge Fiasco this year" when you woke up. 274 Finishers, 334 Boats registered. Pending a review of OCS, the winners appear to be MAMA TRIED in the Multihull division, and J/105 ADVANTAGE3 in the monohull. One boat was taken out by a whale and had to be towed in, so that was a first for the SSS.

      Here's the schedule for results.

      It took until just now to account for all boats. I'm happy to report that 100% of you either finished or called in your retirement, so thank you all for this. Our only issue was reconciling all the finish data, and DNFs, and we had a couple "crasher" boats that crossed the line but weren't entered, which then took 3 hours to figure out why our number of finishers plus the DNF/DNCs didn't sum to the number of entrants.

      Bottom line is the very preliminary results should be posted tomorrow evening. Our finish data is perfect, in that I have time-stamped photos of every boat that agrees with both sets of recorder data. The start is a separate issue, with lots of 20 minute penalties accrued for being in the box, starting early, starting early and often in a few cases, a whole lot of Moore 24 OCS, and this will take time to sort out. I'll try to get it out tomorrow evening, and maybe by Wednesday this will have all settled out.

      Thanks for coming out to race today!


      Jim and your nine RC volunteers
      " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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      • #33


        Tracks of 2nd place monohull Void Star (purple) (CCW) and 2nd place multihull Shadow X (green) CW
        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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        • #34
          Originally posted by nicolas_popp View Post
          What a fun day. Congrats to the smart folks who went CCW. We were doing well until Erik came to tell us not to screw this up ;-)! Prophetic words!
          You guys were flying! We really liked the way you looked for the all too short of a time you were behind us up to Blackaller, then all of the sudden you were just gone, fired from a cannon and way ahead. Great job!

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          • #35
            Prelims up.

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            • #36
              Link to results

              I think this will work.

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              • #37
                It does.
                Thank you.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by solosailor View Post
                  Prelims up.
                  You did well, which direction did you go?

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                  • #39
                    2019 3 Bridge Fiasco: Let There Be Wind



                    While many parts of the country were shivering in a nasty arctic blast, the sailors participating in this years Singlehanded Sailing Society were dawning shorts and light jackets as the weather gods blessed
                    The San Francisco Bay with above average temps, filtered sun and, despite projected forecasts, WIND!








                    Of the 334 registered shorthanded boats registered in 27 fleets, 5 were single handed and 22 doublehanded, with the highest raters starting just after 0900 off the Golden Gate Yacht Club. For two plus hours, the fleets continued to flow across the start line, and this year, as opposed to recent years, nary an anchor was needed. Winds in the 8-12 knot range made life easy for a reaching start in either direction, the million-dollar question was, as always, which direction?




                    Bay weather/current guru Kame Richard gave his opinion to eager listeners at the skippers meeting Wednesday night, and by and large the vast majority agreed with the clockwise course theory. A waning ebb would shift to a flood as the day progressed, the big question, was would the offshore winds fade, build or stay consistent.



                    As the vast majority of boats headed straight to Red Rock, evenly split between the Racoon Strait route or Point Blunt, a smaller splinter group opted for the Counter Clockwise route and sought to get Yerba Buena out of the way 1st. With just enough breeze to circle around the island, if you gave it enough room, the slack water in the morning opened a door for those challenging convention, and the 1st boats rounded with minimal pain. To the north, the clock-wise fleet made good progress up the river, with 1st boats reaching the objective just about 1:00 PM, with a wide variety of ratings represented. The tule fog ladened northerly adding a bit of chill to the air the closer you got, almost making some wish they had pants with legs on them.



                    Rounding 1st, the J-22 Samba Pa-Ti with Gerard Sheridan / Michael Bishop aboard and soon set the kite and headed south, with a large parade to follow. All looked good for the clock-wise sailors, a nice run down the Berkeley Flats, round Yerba Buena and voila! However, the northerly that allowed the previous fleet to round the big wind blocker had faded the further south you went, and while it was warmer, it was much slower.

                    Meanwhile a few of the CCW boats had rounded Red Rocks and had plenty of wind to get them back to the City Front despite the building flood. Leading the pack, Randy Miller & Colin Dunphy onboard Randy’s Open 8.5 trimaran “ Mama Tried” were seen blasting across the Golden Gate channel making good speed towards Blackaller. All was set for an impressive douse and victory reach to the finish until a snafu lead to a shrimping expedition that gobbled up 7-8 precious minutes to resolve. Looking to the east, Peter Stoneberg & Kyle Gundersen on the Prosail 40’ Shadow-X were now around Yerba Buena and marching up the City Front, 1st to finish glory theirs for the taking. But quick work with a knife got the halyard free on Mama Tried and with the kite mess cleaned up, it was Miller time in progress.




                    Mama Tried would cross the finish at 13:37:11 from the west and Stoneberg’s Shadow X crossing from the east at 13:40:02, just missing that sought after shotgun blast from the race deck!




                    The parade of CCW boats would continue and the 1st monohulls arriving in that direction, with two J-105’s leading the charge, Will & Jayden Benedict Advantage 3 crossing at 13:47:58 followed by Chris Kim & Carl Plant on Vuju Star at 13:52:29. It should be noted that winners in several divisions coming CCW, edging out their CW counterparts. By now the flood gates were opened, with boats arriving from all directions, including a massive impulse from boats having round Yerba Buena.




                    The race committee had their hands full for the next couple hours, as the majority of fleet all cross before 16:30, a much different scenario then years past when they had to wait well past dusk to account for straggler and get call from boat abandoning.


                    RESULTS

                    GALLERIA du Regatta
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                    • #40
                      Wind is good!

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                      • #41
                        You did well, which direction did you go?
                        Blackaller, TI, Red Rock.

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                        • #42
                          TI, Red Rock, Blackaller

                          decision made literally 2 mins before our start as the NEasterly wasn't quite reaching the Bay Bridge 5 mins before our start. Takes some cojones to buck 95% of the fleet and if it wasn't for my persistent crew I was ready to chase the herd.

                          Screwed up the transition around TI, came in a bit too close to YB, had the leaders in our sights but they escaped... Good work by those who handled that transition properly. It was a beautiful day in the water. Lots of fun sailing and zero tacks.
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                          • #43
                            Herd chasing is for dogs

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                            • #44
                              Whales take out Jam Session?

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                              • #45
                                a little writeup of our race https://jetstreamracing.blogspot.com.../2019-tbf.html
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