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Crewed Ocean Racing Returns To Nor Cal's OYRA

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  • Crewed Ocean Racing Returns To Nor Cal's OYRA

    The return of crewed offshore racing returned to the Bay Area over the weekend with the
    OYRA's Full Crewed Lightship Regatta.

    And a great start it was with 57 boats answering the call!
    The 1st out to the light-bucket and back was Paul Dorsey's Carkeek 40 Adjudicator finishing @12:47:57
    However, the overall winner on corrected time was Charles Casey on the Cal 40 Riff Raff sailing single handed!

    Flat seas and 15 to 18 knots of wind with a ebb on the way out and flood for return plus a generous upgrade in wind speed
    once boats got to the Golden Gate venturi made for a fun, memorable start to the offshore season!

    Full report and more images to follow!


    PARTIAL SELECTS GALLERY (more to follow, be patient)
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

  • #2
    We try and get results out as quickly as the race committee gives us data. It's a lot more fun when the results are up before you even get home. Unfortunately fast is not always accurate.

    The boat you mention above as first overall was scored as did-not-finish. Corrected results as of today's facts are posted.

    OYRA races are always like this (weather permitting) so I don't understand why more boats don't do the whole season!


    • #3

      It was a grand celebration and a milestone of sorts as full crew racing returned to the OYRA's calendar.
      Over a year had passed since the COVID 19 virus exploded across the land and the seas, forever changing
      our lives and lifestyles. For us fortunate ones which came out relatively unscathed, it was a relief to finally start
      socializing in person, on the water with friends, family and acquaintance's after a long absence. The weather and seas
      cooperated almost as it had been drawn that way, a good ebb at start, with decent westerly's and flat seas, a building flood outside
      and a boisterous breeze within the Golden Gate venturi and across the bay for a post race joyride to celebrate!

      Here are 10 frames with a bit of notes about each

      Dave Macewen's Lucky Duck is no longer dark blue or a SC52'.
      This newest edition, is a Rodgers 46' that has a pedigree history down under... expect the
      new Lucky Duck to be making noise down the road!

      Paul Dorsey's Adjudicator, a Carkeek 40' with British heritage replaces his former mini rocket, the Soto 30' Gentoo
      and has hit the ground running, being overall 1st to finish with a time of 03:03:57 elapsed! at -48 PHRF, it matches Lucky Duck, rating wise,
      expected some good head to head competition between the too...

      Brice Dunwoodie's J88Ravenette took the 11 boat strong Division 4 with an impressive 03:40:20 elapsed!

      Byung Chung's Andrew's 43Kahoots (nee It's Okay) has undergone lots of yard time and will be participating in a variety
      of offshore events with her daughters and live in capt Mitch this season, god willing!

      Don Jesberg's Cal 40' Viva was one of 5 114 raters in Division 6, yet took 1st with an elapsed time of 03:53:45

      Erica Mattson and John Seigel sailed their Moore 24 Moorigami to a Division 8 victory!
      "The Bickersons" as they call themselves, are a 2 Moore family, this one lives on the bay and their latest acquisition
      is a Tahoe boat where they reside.

      Evan Mcdonald & George Kiskaddon sailed the F22'Greyhound to corrected multihull victory, besting
      Rick Waltonsmith's Round Midnight that is twice as long!

      Lana Chang and crew of Psycho Tiller made a triumphant return to the offshore circuit, winning division 03
      on corrected. Her hard working 1st mate and sometimes media guy, Jim Goldberg put this piece together for you all to enjoy!
      Righteous Video Link

      Romeo Uriarte's Landmark 43' Destin took line and corrected victory in Division 2,
      The racer/cruiser is both handsome as it it fast!

      Updated Selects Gallery

      Last edited by Photoboy; 04-23-2021, 11:39 AM.
      " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery