Race #2 of the Kirkland Fall Series.
Predicted wind was from the NW at 6. Unknown was the turnout for an informal race in the middle of the Labor Day weekend. What we got was SW winds and interesting battle in Div 1.
The course was once again that strange square. The first two legs ended up being downwind spinnaker legs, the 3rd leg was supposed to be upwind but ended up being a beat. Last week the race was abandoned for time so the RC decided just once around assuming that a convergence zone would hit as the wind went to the predicted NW later in the day.
That worked out for Div 2 and Div 3, but the Div 1 boats that participated had long waterlines for a lake this size so their race was over quickly. Div 1 may have a longer course than PHRF and Open divisions the rest of this series.
Div 1 – PHRF (scored time-on-time)
- Rugosa (Tartan 3400) PHRF 123 – 65 min, Corrected 62.78
- Audacious (Beneteau 40.7) PHRF54 – 60m, Corrected 64.57
- Tachyon (Farr39) PHRF 18: – 59m, Corrected 67.52
Div 2 – One design
The holiday did take out most of the participants in this class. Kudos to KSC’s Java for showing up and sweeping the division.
Div 3- Open
September’s Song came out and in the 1st weekend of their namesake September hit the start line perfectly and swept their division.