2021 Results

Hello Mercury Sailors,
I was thinking about how back in the day there was a Hawaill Mercury fleet mainly because it was cold and also because one of the skippers was Kurt Lahr's daughter who was covered in Univ. of Hawaii sailing team gear.

As you would expect, midwinter sailing is a roll of the dice. The early morning was pleasantly sunshine warm but zero wind....after a docside postponement a decent 5-8 knot (approx.) Northerly wind moved in.
Sailing on the Southhampton shoals course, the RYC got races off in a timely way by avoiding setting separate start finish lines, setting only one windward mark (normally bigger boats would get another mark further up) and shortening courses at the leeward mark. It worked out very well in terms of getting the maximum sailing but also keeping rhythm to finish all classes before the wind shut off. This was especially important because of King tides and the organizers not wanting to tow boats in...

The conditions were light but never light enough to struggle. Dave West and Shaum Sinawi duked it out alot but the true highlight was having Kurt Lahrs daughters "crushing the fleet" downwind being at least 100 pounds lighter. There was nothing you could do but hope they would go by quickly!

Short but sweet day...

Race report by Lyn Hines

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Sail   Skipper Yacht Club  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  Total Pos
429   David West RYC   2   1   2   2   1   2   2   [4]   12   1  
David West  
463   Shaum Sinawi St Francis YC 1   2   [3]   3   2   3   1   1   13   2  
Shaum Sinawi  
558   Kurt Lahr RYC   [5]   3   1   1   4   4   3   3   19   3  
Tessa Rose Lahr  
541   Lyn Hines RYC   3   4   [6]   5   3   1   4   2   22   4  
Lyn Hines  
571   Scott Jenson RYC   6   5   4   4   [9/DNC]   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   46   5  
Scott Jenson  
574   Larry Ledgerwood 4   6   5   6   [9/DNC]   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   48   6  
Rich Jepsen  
548   David Bacci RYC   [9/DNC]   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   63T   7  
David Bacci  
431   Bill Worden    RYC   [9/DNC]   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   9/DNC   63T   7  

 

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