2017 Results

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Another gorgeous Southern California day gave way to some fun and exciting racing in 6 to 12 knots of breeze for round 2 of  the SOCAL Series at CBYC. 3 boats were able to get 6 races off, and with no race committee available this weekend, it was rabbit starts every race with each boat getting a turn at being the rabbit.

Race 1 Brad Bergeron sailing with Mike Burch (in Mikes Boat) had the honors of being the rabbit for two laps.  They were able to get off to a quick start, but had gone a little to far right.  Park Densmore and Dave West got to the weather mark first, but could not hold off Tom Priest sailing with Damon Guizot on the second lap who got the win. Densmore second, Bergeron 3rd.

Race 2 again two laps and the wind started to increase a bit and swing more westerly. Priest being the rabbit hit the right pretty hard as Densmore and Bergeron worked the left side.  Things got a little dicey when all 3 boast converged at the weather mark together, Bergeron prevailed and lead the last lap to finish 1st, Preist 2nd, Densmore 3rd.

Race 3 wind still moving towards its normal west direction and hitting 8 to 10 knots. Another 2 laps with Densmore in Rabbit mode going right to the lay line and just getting to the weather mark before Priest and Bergeron, holding them off both laps for the win, with Bergeron 2nd, Priest 3rd.

Races 4, 5, and 6 almost identical to the first 3 with the wind finally settling in its normal west direction and topping out at 10 to 12 knots with some nice puffs. 
Another good day of racing and just a really beautiful day to be out sailing. Since there was no race committee to view the finish line and with some of the finishes being real close, these are the "very" unofficial results. 

SOCAL Series #3 will be on May 13th, the weather and wind is only going to get better!  Come out and race your Mercury!!

Park

2017 SOCAL             
Sail # Skipper Race Day  Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Total
468 Priest 3 3 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 11 19
572 Densmore 1 1 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 13 20
472 Burch/Bergeron DNC DNC DNC DNC 3 1 2 3 1 2 12 28
467 Bergeron 2 2 2 3 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 24 33

 

 

 

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