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PD Staff
04-13-2010, 09:25 AM
Registration that is.

Only 59 more days to register.

https://event-manager.compete-at.com/Manager/event/home.do?clubcntxt=stocktonsailingclub&eventcntxt=ditch2010

In the mean time, perhaps some stories from years past?

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Surf City Racing
04-13-2010, 01:11 PM
The F18s will be there in force this year. Several teams will be coming up from So Cal...and hopefully staying out of the exclusion zone. We'll save some rum for you lead draggers:p

Jay and Pease Glaser from last year:
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Skiff Sailing Foundation barely in control
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Before
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G Thomas and C Froeb hauling some ass
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The Surf City Balls Out award goes to these two guys on their Hobie Wave
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PD Staff
04-16-2010, 11:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWzD8m1JCVI

Skiff in the Ditch

PD Staff
04-16-2010, 12:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9InHi0uMo

Aboard Lightspeed


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa4uMQpsZ7A

Well done video by the Melges 24 crew on Thumper

PD Staff
04-16-2010, 12:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwhUhlxslP4

A formula 18 cats GPS replay from 2009

Photoboy
04-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Caca Cabaza lends us this, Starting with the genisis of the Delta Ditch, which was 1st designed as a feeder for the South Tower Race, a brutal up uphill but down river trip from Stockton YC to the South Tower of the Golden Gate then BACK to Stockton....


This will probably come in a series of emails as the de-marinate from my skull. The very first STR was won by a Cal 2-30 with an elapsed time of just under 24 hours. That record stood for something like 15 years or so. Some memorable moments, early on you actually went around the South Tower and more than a few boats got pushed up on it in barnacle removal detail.

Buffoonery… Hmmm. The foredeck guy who went to gybe in real light air and fell through the foredeck hatch. The time we blew out our main on a C&C 38 about 3 hours into the race. It was blowing about 30 knots and the boatspeed actually increased. We took first around the weather mark and almost were first to finish until the boats with two sails finally caught us. Or the time we were driving home east of the Antioch Bridge in about 25 knots on too close a reach for the kite. Just as we decided that we had the stones to try it, we hoisted and as soon as the ‘two block” call was made, we hit a lump of 4 foot deep river in a 7.5 foot draft boat. The kite filled and pulled us up even higher.

The beehive. Yes. The beehive. It was a 5 liter bottle of tequila ($8.00US) with “Dixie riddle cups” taped to the side. At every gybe you had to take a shot. It wasn’t so much for the performance, you see, but we did sail to the polars downwind. Had to keep the angles correct for optimum performance.

There will be more.

Shep, get my memory started…

By the way. Ask War Dog how he got the nickname BBQ…

We'll get to the the 2008 Team Peckerhead Voyage d' E-Scow soon!

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buster_hymen
04-30-2010, 09:01 PM
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There is on particular kite eating marker

MadMax
05-04-2010, 09:45 PM
Ditch!

Photoboy
05-06-2010, 11:36 AM
Angel Island to Pt San Pedro (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18653.shtml)

San Pablo Bay (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18654.shtml)

Mare Island Strait (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18655.shtml)

Suisun Bay (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18656.shtml)

Carquinez Strait (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18657.shtml)

Suisun Bay Roe Island (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18658.shtml)

Suisun Bay Mallard Island to Antioch (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18659.shtml)

SJ River Anioch to Medford Island (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18660.shtml)

SJ River Medford Island to Stockton (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18663.shtml)

PD Staff
05-26-2010, 01:05 PM
https://event-manager.compete-at.com/Manager/event/entryList.do?eid=2622

The list grows and grows! 16 more days to register!

Will have some interesting Ditch Run stuff here soon!

aA
05-26-2010, 01:08 PM
charts? CHARTS? we don' need no stinkin' charts


who do i contact directly at yra to check on an old phrf cert for my boat? need to renew it for the wife and the ginger who are gonna race her this year

buster_hymen
05-26-2010, 01:47 PM
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there is but one who can assist

aA
05-26-2010, 02:10 PM
cmon buster, this is one time i could use a real and not cryptic reply. i know you know i don't usually have to deal with that shit as it's the generals job...

buster_hymen
05-26-2010, 02:18 PM
Pat Broderick 707-528-2109 or 415.771.9500 or info@yra.org

aA
05-26-2010, 02:31 PM
danke

Photoboy
05-26-2010, 04:51 PM
The Stories are starting to trickle in, this one from Rowan Fennell owner of Moore 24 Paramour who’s been doing Ditch runs BEFORE they were Ditch runs….please send yours in too, editor@pressure-drop.us photos a plus! Lots more on the cooker…stay tuned!




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I think our family has been doing the ditch since before there was a formal race. We bought Paramour in 1986, and I'm pretty sure that the boat spent the majority of each summer in the delta for some summer cruising. One year we were lazily sailing along, emerged from False River, and found there was a race going on...a few boats screamed and yelled at us for cheating (False River was a restricted route).

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After that we decided to enter the race and compete -although- its hard to be too serious with bottom paint, borrowed sails, and appended chairs, but we were serious about the cases of beer we could put away over the course of a day. Paramour was re-fit in 2003 and has performed very well in the DDR ever since, generally finishing in the Top 5 of a normally large 30 boat Moore 24 fleet and winning fleet honors in 2004. The last 4 years, Vikki and I have been double handing and found the boat to be perfectly easy to handle and the reduced weight has been a benefit of 67miles of river. We are always out of beer out when we get to Stockton, despite over-provisioning, it just happens every time!

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Crazy moments were when my brothers split the kite in half on a day marker, but we able to continue racing despite only tapes holding it together at both luffs. We also watched another Moore ahead of us sail directly into a day marker around dusk in light air. With the genoa up and the boat heeled to leeward, they didn't see it. The forestay wrapped around the day marker like a bow to an arrow and shot the boat backwards. There was no damage whatsoever, just lots of laughs. That was our most memorable pass.

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Photoboy
05-26-2010, 05:00 PM
charts? CHARTS? we don' need no stinkin' charts


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Howl, apparently

Photoboy
05-26-2010, 05:22 PM
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A few memorable moments

aA
05-27-2010, 09:38 AM
i don't know what's worse...the love handles or bright white skin

eek

buster_hymen
05-27-2010, 09:45 AM
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no tanning salons in fc?

aA
05-27-2010, 09:50 AM
no tan>orange tan

Photoboy
05-27-2010, 11:24 AM
I can’t say it enough times – as crazy as I am for sailboat racing, the Delta Ditch Run is my favorite race of all. Pretty crazy huh?

The Delta Ditch Run started 20 years ago. Coincidentally, I started working at Latitude 38 20 years ago. We were meant to be. Twenty years ago I was just a wanna-be sailor - and not interested in racing at all.

By 1997 I was addicted to racing, and looking to move up from non-spinnaker beer can races to longer, more challenging regattas, preferably with a good party at the end. I connected with the Express 34 Two Scoops via the Latitude 38 crew list. My first race with them was the Vallejo Race, my second the Delta Ditch Run. I had never met them or sailed with them, so this was a huge leap of faith – which I don’t recommend. But I got lucky – the skippers and crew of Two Scoops and I were a great fit and I still enjoy racing and being friends with them.

That first Ditch Run to Stockton Sailing Club was everything I had hoped for and more – hot weather, exciting sailing, new horizons, and dancing into the wee hours. At six a.m. we hit the River for the motor home – 12 hours back to Richmond YC – beautiful scenery plus Delta lore courtesy of skipper Tommy.


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Two Scoops sails under the Carquinez Bridge. L-r: Jeff, Craig, Bill.
Credit: ©2002 Christine Weaver

My second year with Two Scoops, I showed up at the boat at RYC in the morning with my sleeping bag in hand, only to find no one aboard but Tommy. He said, “All the other crew cancelled, do you still want to go?” I said, “Heck yeah!” So Tommy, who was 70+ at the time, and I, who was too ignorant to be afraid, doublehanded the Express 34 in the windiest Ditch Run I’ve done yet. I mostly drove and Tommy did everything else, impressively energetic for any age. We had round-ups, one good round-down, one torn jib (exploded really), one broken halyard, and one ruined spinnaker before we finally switched to the ‘chicken chute’.

Same drive back, 12 hours, two tired sailors taking turns napping and minding the autopilot.
Two Scoops hasn’t always been able to fit the Ditch Run into their schedule. One year I crewed on Basic Instinct, an Elliott 1050, a somewhat faster boat than the Express 34. On Two Scoops, Tommy knew the River like the back of his hand – the chart must have seeped under his skin after years and years of cruising the Delta. On Basic Instinct, I was the only one who’d been there before – so guess who got to be navigator?! Not only did I not run us aground, a potentially race-ending (or rig-ending) mistake, but we got first overall on corrected time!


The skipper of Basic Instinct was joined by his wife in Stockton, where they planned to enjoy the boat as a cruiser for a week, so us crew were shuttled home by car in the middle of the night. This is when I decided that I preferred to relax at the club on Saturday night and deliver the boat back on Sunday.

Another year on Two Scoops, and we started down the river Sunday morning at dawn with the diesel running like usual – until it quit. We hoisted the sails, and the engine never did start again. We tacked all the way back to Richmond – fortunately we had four people aboard for that delivery. It only took us 14 hours.

Then there was the year that skipper Chris hit the dock at Stockton and told us we had 15 minutes, then we were leaving - to motor all the way back to Richmond in the middle of the night! The two other single girls and I on the crew grabbed our stuff and jumped ship. No way were we going to miss the party! We relied on the kindness of near strangers and got a berth on Infrared, safe from interference.


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Infrared to the rescue!

In 2005, I talked Jonathan Gutoff into taking his boat, the Laser 28 Stink Eye, on the Ditch Run. Although his brother had done the race on Two Scoops, Jonathan had never sailed to the Delta as crew or skipper, cruiser or racer. He was immediately hooked on the race and has joined me in not missing one since. The idea of leaving Stockton at 6 a.m. when there’s sleeping to be done and good omelets to be eaten wasn’t so appealing to Jonathan. So we took two days to go back, with a stop in Vallejo.

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Stink Eye negotiates the Carquinez Narrows


In 2008, Jonathan and I produced a video about the Ditch Run, which is available on our website, www.norcalsailing.com. That year, Stink Eye was under the weather after an unfortunate collision in the Vallejo Race, so I hopped aboard the Flying Tiger Savage Beauty. We were in about fifth place, but we hit a shoal in Suisun Bay and could not break free of the mud. Finally, after a hour of struggling and watching the fleet sail by, we accepted assistance from a race committee crash boat, thereby dropping out of the race – but we sailed to Stockton anyway.

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Savage Beauty neck and neck with sistership Centomiglia



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Acrobatic efforts to free Savage Beauty from the mud were to no avail.
Credit ©2008 http://www.norcalsailing.com


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Further down the race track, the Laser 28 Megahurtz fell victim to Mark 19.
Credit ©2008 http://www.norcalsailing.com



The Delta Ditch Run is almost all downwind, including the start. Last year, we got the idea of counting our jibes. I tried to keep track, making tick marks in pencil on the bulkhead, but I lost count.


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Stink Eye on her first Delta cruise, anchored in a favorite spot in Franks Tract.
Credit: ©2005 Jonathan Gutoff



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Stink Eye makes herself at home in Franks Tract.
Credit ©2007 Christine Weaver


Here are my Half Dozen Tips for Racing in the Delta Ditch Run:
1. Everyone should do it because it’s really fun.
2. Don’t run aground.
3. Don’t crash because it’s slow.
4. Take Mark 19 wide.
5. Go to the party.
6. Go back on Sunday (or later).

Christine Weaver, First Mate
Stink Eye, Laser 28

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Sailing back from the Delta isn’t so bad. Christine drives Stink Eye on a beat in the West Reach.
Credit: ©2005 Jonathan Gutoff

Photoboy
06-03-2010, 05:04 PM
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The Ditch Run is so great because you sail in waters that are warm and beyond the usual windward-leeward duels on the foggy Berkeley Circle. Mastering the art of passing bigger but slower boats is the key to breaking away from your fleet. Get stuck behind a clunker and watch your whole race evaporate in minutes as your competitor finds a way around the same boat in clear air! The race is both strategic and physical particularly because you are usually sailing short handed.

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My first race in an Express 27 was 1998 the year I brought Shenanigans from Texas and she was re-born on the Bay, her rightful Home! I invited two close friends; Eric Baumhoff and Dave Gruver as my crew. We brought sandwiches and at least a case of beer along with a little ice.

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1998 happened to be a windy year and after a moderate trip through San Pablo Bay the breeze really picked up and we had our hands full hoisting and dropping the spinnaker as we made our way towards Port Chicago and the real race track! Our fleet was well attended that year with about 15 Expresses in our group. Perennial favorite; Will Paxton on Motorcycle Irene got a small jump on us near Vallejo and proceeded to stretch a bit on each turn and gyration up the river. With the breeze topping 25 knots boat handling became critical and the numerous waterline leaders who started earlier were succumbing to the dangers of spinnakers in a ditch! We passed many boats with their bows in the reeds and their kites snapping in the wind. There were even a few swimmers! More and more boats poled out jibs after every turn. Empty beer cans began to litter the cockpit sole and it was way too late to think about eating our sandwiches. It was “game on”!

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In one particularly gnarly jibing section Motorcycle Irene made a mistake and spent some time untangling their kit. Shenanigans jumped on her chance to pass and made nice gain until Motorcycle was sorted. The breeze was still cranking and the boats were on a plane whenever sailing above 120 degrees apparent. During one fast burn, our rudder began feeling funny and I was worried we had wrapped a stripped bass around it! The feeling became progressively worse, until it was hard to hold a straight course. There was a funny looking 3’ rooster tail coming off the wake! We had “too much on” to have look-see and after about 30 seconds of marginal control there was a big thump from the rudder and things were smoother. I had Dave grab the helm and I went back to the swim steps to have look. Nothing obvious seemed out of sorts until I reached down and touched the rudder itself. It was way too rough – was that foam? Sure enough the whole port side skin of the rudder had peeled back and came adrift during the episode of strife I was feeling on the helm! I recalled the rudder needed some fairing along the leading edge, but who would have thunk it would have turned in a full de-lam! Ditch Run madness! We held off Will to the finish but lost out on corrected time as he had shrewdly rated with a #2 jib saving 3 seconds a mile in handicap! We were de-rigged and on Highway 5 by 11:00 PM. What a day!

I have now sailed 5 Ditch Run’s on 3 different types of boats but will never forget the ’98 ride that peeled off my rudder skin!

Photoboy
06-03-2010, 05:39 PM
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The fleet transits San Pablo Bay


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Paramour sneaks along the outside

I think our family has been doing the ditch since before there was a formal race. We bought Paramour in 1986, and I'm pretty sure that the boat spent the majority of each summer in the delta for some summer cruising. One year we were lazily sailing along, emerged from False River, and found there was a race going on...a few boats screamed and yelled at us for cheating (False River was a restricted route).

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A gaggle of Moores emerges from the NY Cut

After that we decided to enter the race and compete -although- its hard to be too serious with bottom paint, borrowed sails, and appended chairs, but we were serious about the cases of beer we could put away over the course of a day. Paramour was re-fit in 2003 and has performed very well in the DDR ever since, generally finishing in the Top 5 of a normally large 30 boat Moore 24 fleet and winning fleet honors in 2004. The last 4 years, Vikki and I have been double handing and found the boat to be perfectly easy to handle and the reduced weight has been a benefit of 67miles of river. We are always out of beer out when we get to Stockton, despite over-provisioning, it just happens every time!


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Parmour (75) on the inside

Crazy moments were when my brothers split the kite in half on a day marker, but we able to continue racing despite only tapes holding it together at both luffs. We also watched another moore ahead of us sail directly into a day marker around dusk in light air. With the genoa up and the boat heeled to leeward, they didn't see it. The forestay wrapped around the day marker like a bow to an arrow and shot the boat backwards. There was no damage whatsoever, just lots of laughs. That was our most memorable pass.

Photoboy
06-03-2010, 05:41 PM
We have bundles more to come...and if you have some stories, pics or tips.... were running outta days!

PD Staff
06-07-2010, 09:33 PM
The Ditch wasn't dug in a day, The following ramblings come straight from the well worn fingers of one of the primary conspiracists, who one fateful day voyaged past familiar water of the East Bothers lighthouse and voyaged east. A seed was planted. The rest, as they say, is history:

T'was moderate in San Pablo Bay.
Remarkably uneventful through the Straits.

Can't remember the conversation, but do recall having to re-reeve the
too-short jib sheets after every jibe and actually didn't appreciate Dads's
funky home made conduit quality whisker pole.

This grand racing yacht had a three bladed prop. Even folks at Dad's home
club called it the "Tug Boat." Whenever a fellow club boat grounded -which
happens often on Delta cruises- his was the sailboat that pulled them off.
He even plowed up a long shoal once, thinking it was just a bump.

And of course Dad rigged that Cal28 with a swim ladder. A tube and wood step
thingie, hinged on the transom. Underway it was up on the backstay. The
disgusting part were the two plumber friends' suction cups that stuck out.
They kept the folded down ladder from chaffing the transom. At least I was
always looking forward and didn't have to look back at it.

The Universal Atomic 4 hummed us along until about the Martinez Bridge when
there was enough breeze to shut it off.

Me I raced MORA, I did ocean, bay, IOR, coastal races, Hawai'i. This was a
dutiful son helping the old man.

Could almost spy the warships in the reserve fleet.
Current and a way below subnuclear breeze took us past Pt Chicago -my old
USCG station. Here I realized I was enjoying myself and thought this would
be a good course for MORA.

Good breeze and DEAD DOWN WIND! I could see the future crashes & burns,
wrapped & torn kites. Did that hard right into Pittsburgh. A race boat'd
have to bang that jibe good.

Once passed, it turned lite, back to the Atomic 4.
Shortly before Antioch, it was 5PM and Dad wanted to stop for the night.
"How much further, Dad?"
"Another two hours."
"Only two hours? Good breeze, let's keep going."
So we did
Passed by mark 19. Dad warned me always take it to port.
Saw the entrance to False River and Frank's Tract.
Made it into Brunos by seven.

MORA passed on the deal. They finally died 2 years ago.

I approached everyone's father figure, Bob Klein who could juggle: yacht
club management, boat racing, wire pulling, guidance counseling, and
shameless opportunism into a coherent mass. Daddy Klein wanted it on the 4th
of July. Mandeville Cut with fireworks, an anchored fleet, inebriates
driving 600 horse power ski boats and hell bent for SSC spinnakered fleet
passing through it all. Nah!! Not even my anarcho-syndicalist tendencies
could see that. Still a Klingon would have called it "a good way to die."

There was never any question we'd pair up with the Stockton Sailing Club,
the only Delta club that doesn't have epaulettes on their blazers and
pioneered the modern era of self tacking jibs. Plus the Ditch Run could feed
the almost starving South Tower race.

Talked to Stockton Muckity-muck Pat Brown, picked a flood tide in early June

Set the course: Brothers to SSC any way you choose (Frank's Tract included).
Stockton racers call themselves "Ditch Sailors."


Got 37 entrants, split into displacement length divisions, fired some guns
and the fleet got in before Sunset. And the winners were the Proudfoots
sailing a pre-WWI, ketch called Paddy West. Stockton's Debbie Walker (J-22)
beat husband Johnny Walker(IOR Battlewagon). Broke my blender whipping up
some free rum drinks. Everyone was happy. Well maybe not the blender.


Seymour Dots_____________________


When not writing poetry, Mr. Dots is currently doing installation art in
Vladivostok where he is also researching a book on the Far Eastern Shipping
Corporation.
He also performed country music in the Central Valley as Tommy Wynette. An
injunction by Tammy Wynette's estate ended a promising career and ruined
sales of his Christmas album. Mr. Dots defended himself in that court case
-just not very well.
As to how he sees his Delta Ditch Run legacy, whenever Mr. Dots hears the
race called "Delta Ditch." he gets physically ill. Once recovered, he
usually grumbles, "The Delta Ditch sounds like an excavation. The Ditch Run
is a yacht race."
As to the low profile, it's rumored he's terminally embarrassed by a massive
scoring error he made while calculating race results for Ditch Run #5.

Photoboy
06-08-2010, 12:19 PM
The Ditch Run Turns 20

The June 1991 copy of Latitude 38 summed it up perfectly:

“ It’s bound to be a classic! Its got all of the ingredients of a TransPac or a Mexican Race in one Day! It’s downhill all the way, you are navigating constantly, it gets warmer the further you go and you end up in a great place!”


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They’ll be coming up the river when they come

For the 1st 37 boats that signed up for the “ Ditch Run” the words could not have been truer.
The inaugural 65 mile run from the Bothers to Stockton was envisioned as a feeder for the South Tower Race , a grueling 140 miler from Stockton to the Backaller Bouy and back. In a pack that contained 10 cruisers, 1 multihull, 18 Non ULBDB and 10 ULDB boats including Express 27’s, various Olson designs, a Wylie Wabbit and some off shore go fast machines, and everything in between, the corrected honors went to Paddy West, a vintage Sea Bird Yawl own by Mike an Sue Proudfoot . The initial record was set at 7hours and 56 minutes by Ed Marez’s Ultimate 44 “ Eclipse”


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That record would last exactly one year, in 1992 Paul Simonsen lit out on his Prosail 40 catamarans TomCat and trimmed 2 hours and 26 minutes off the pace, arriving in at the Stockton Sailing Club in just 5 hours and 30 minutes! 19 other boats beat the record that day, and once again the higher raters corrected out, this time the tiny 19 foot home built Vineyard Sound Ketch “Fairhaven” owned by Gordie Nash utilizing good breeze, smart sailing and a 282 rating to his advantage.



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The wild brain child of “ Seymour Dots.” the Ditch Run was conceived a couple years earlier when S.D. and his dad set out to take a little jaunt upriver. Aboard the family Cal 28 they plowed through the vast and empty San Pablo Bay, up through Carquinez Straits, blown away in Suisun Bay then stopped to rest in Antioch. Tired and muscles aching from endless trimming and gybes, each one meaning he needed to re-tie the too short jib sheets, due to the wisker pole being just a wisker too long…S.D’ s pop suggested the stop for the day. “ Hell no, let’s keep going was DR’s reply…So upriver they continued…

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From its humble roots in 1991 with the 37 boats and a feeder to the South Tower Race or for Delta cruising the Ditch Run has evolved and grown steadily. Multi hulls and trailer able boats now make up a majority of vessels, 162 strong in 2009, and 168 for this year! No longer just a Richmond YC/ Stockton Sailing Club cult event, entries travel in mass from Southern California, Oregon and Washington, and this year even Canada. It’s on the bucket list of many a sailor, from out of state and even out of the USA. The course was lengthened to 67.5 miles to accommodate the larger numbers, sending the fleet on a little uphill leg to thin out the start line. The current record was set in 1998 by the D-Class Catamaran “Rocket 88” at a blazing 3hours and 57 minutes. We took the time to interview several Ditch Run veterans and get their take on what make the Ditch Run an annual must do:


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Adrenaline and Shadow square off on the Carquinez Straits

Bill Erkelins Sr has been competing in the Ditch run since 1995. His son (Bill Jr.) and daughter in law (Melinda) even longer. They tend prefer Wabbits and Moore 24’s, he likes two hulls. His D-Class Adrenaline has the potential to break Rocket 88’s record, however Bill admits it’s a tough one “ The course in 1998 was shorter and they had ideal winds throughout the course, Strong Northerlies will propel the fleet the best for us to have a shot at it” Bill been ditchin for 13 years now, initially on a an Oly Tornado, then later with a C-Class Catamaran.


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Concrete and Carbon

They average 4-5 hours and has been 1st to finish more than his share. But has also endure a few “ Interesting incidents including a pitch pole in 97’ on the C-cat just past False River. And a lost rudder on the D-Cat. Bill estimates 175 gybes completed per trip up and his GPS logs 80- 90 miles in the process. He enjoys starting last and finishing 1st, generally passing the fleet in San Pablo Bay where it becomes a drag race with other large cats for the 1st to finish bragging rights. The transition from salt water to fresh water ranks right up there with the ever increasing temperature, and to top it off, sailing home at 55mph to his American Canyon ranch afterward is sheer bliss!


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Jay Glaser need no introduction, but was introduced to the Ditch Run by Bill Erkelins when they sailed together on his Tornado. Traveling from the Southland, Jay has become an apostle of sorts, taken home grand stories year after year and recruiting more and more sailors from beyond the Grapevine every year. Primarily sailing on F-24’s and F-27’s since, the move to F-18’s with the daggerboad seems like a natural evolution, but he cautions “ Its always an adventure” He tends to enjoy the flats just prior to False River and the interesting Port /Starboard situations in Carquinez Straits.


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F-18 performing a fly by

Jay mentions that logistics are perfect for trailering a boat up Interstate 5, performing the shuttle and a pleasant breakfast at Bill ranch prior to the event. When the day is done, there’s always a great party, a good nights rest in the nearby hotels, then quickly back on 5 to get back to reality! The prediction is for another wave of Hobies to infiltrate the Ditch this year, with 29 multis already registered, including a Prosail 40 called “Shadow Pa Ti” he appears to be spot on!

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Gordie Nash corrected out 1st and was 1st in class in 1992, and only missed 1991’s event due to lack of knowledge, ie, he didn’t find out about it before it was too late and could not find crew in time. He’s lost count of actual Ditch Runs under his belt, however it take a strong diversion to keep him away. Gordon gets real giddy when talking about the Ditch Run, a fondness one might get when reminiscing about an old high school sweetheart. His 1st victory was in his home built Vinyard Sound Ketch “ Fairhaven” and has achieved 1st in class in his customized Santana 27’ Arcadia. “ Its such a wonderful sail with the family” Says Gordie” We take turns at the helm, there are plenty of spin sets and douses to go around.


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Arcadia near Bencia

Every 5 minutes something changes , from the scenery, to your position to the wind, so you really need to pay attention ” His other venture have involved a Hawkfarm, a Schumacher 40’ and a Santana 22 among others, and has not run aground “Yet” His key for success is to know the corners well, and where you can cut, vs where you can’t. Gordie notes the newly conceived downhill rating would be a bad thing for numbers with the Ditch Run as many folks with ultra lights would be penalized, and as the Ditch Run evolves, it has really become an ultralight magnet.

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There’s still time to join the fun…so what are you waiting for?
http://www.stocktonsc.org/ditch/

Guitar
06-09-2010, 01:30 PM
2006 Ditch on a Tempesthttp://www.deltanine.com/images/tempest3a.jpg Credit: Jonathan Gutoff
First off, I screwed up and had set my GPS to re calibrate every 2 seconds so I could get some really accurate speed readings. Well it burned up all 999999 reference points at about Benecia Bridge and reset the track. So, like they say, no pics or it didn't happen.

One the way out to the course I had my submersible VHF on and hear something about 30 kt winds predicted somewhere and thought that would be nice to have today. Winds all week had been light and the shift in the jet stream was predicted to keep them light, or at least that's what they said the night before.

We set and doused the spinnaker a couple of times, new crispy class spinnaker I should say. We were working on our gybes as I had installed a spinnaker launcher on the pole and the extra lines and shock cord were an issue. We finally decided to just blow the pole and toss it down to leeward of the boom, gybe the main and then re launch the pole. Worked better than skying the pole like we did on Folsom.

We started well and just tried to keep our back with clean air and had a nice run up to Red Rock with 15 - 18 knots of wind. Running deep on port we gybed at the Rock and again stayed deep to take advantage of the flood through San Pablo Bay. As we all rounded Pt. San Pablo it all came together. Wind was out of the South! Unbelievable angle for this race. And that 30 knot forecast I didn't really catch in the earlier forecast was for, you guessed it, the San Pablo Bay, and Delta.

We came up on a slightly forward of beam reach, dropping down whenever we could as I did not want any more power in the sails. My crew was trapped out and I had to yell at him to not, under any circumstances, come in off of the trap. The bow launch spinnaker tubes become a liability at these speeds, kind of like a worm drive (Hunting for Red October).

We flattened the boat out, I played the mainsheet as the vang was set and the traveler was all the way over. What a hoot, easing the main and powering down the waves, windward bow wave being curled back over the bow and getting hit with sheets of water in the face. Even though I lost the GPS tracking on the San Pablo section I did sneak a peek at the GPS on my wrist, in a lull, and saw 15.8! Fire hose spray in my eyes prevented me from calling many a hole as we dropped into wave after wave. The boat was loving it! Steering was like driving my wife's old Z3 in the hills.

I might state now that we expected a warm, slow slog up the river. I layered up because it was cool in the bay that morning, dry top short sleeve (SA shirt) over a long sleeve dryshirt and finally a long sleeve cotton shirt on top of that. Well, we got started and never put on our spray tops, hiking pants etc.

I was very wet and cold when we finally got under the lee of hills a bit at Vallejo.

We were keeping an eye out for the Ultimate 20's figuring if we could keep up with them we would be doing pretty good. The Express 27's and a couple of Santa Cruz 27's were also in the fleet. We pulled away from the lead mines in the high wind stuff but those Express 27's were always around us.

We grabbed a quick lunch, beer and cigars while the wind was lighter but we were still sailing between 8 - 10 knots. Once the wind picked up and I called for the trap, my crew hesitated because he wasn't done with his cigar. Problem solved when I told him to take it out on the trap with him and finish it there. He really enjoyed the comfort of the MagicMarine Ultimate Harness.

Things got a little technical in New York Slough but overall just a nice sail. Thing really heated up again once we made the turn North again by the barges off Jersey Island.

It got to where we would haul ass and overtake everyone on a reach, then the course would swing enough to launch the spinnaker and us old guys were getting tired and needed our naps. So we would watch all those boats we just passed, launch and blow back past us. We would launch, grunting and groaning, and take off again to get back what we lost.

So, I don't know how it happened but I think I had let my mast bend all the way off and with 20+ knot winds...

I noticed the forestay was slack, I hate that! I looked up in time to see my mast had inverted, the top of the mast was pointing forward at about a 15° angle.

I immediately swung the bow into the wind and grabbed some mainsheet to get some pressure back on the top of the stick. Meanwhile the spinnaker is bucking and popping like mad and pulling us down on a lee shore. I set the mast bend and the vang, we doused and pulled in the spinnaker and set off again looking for damage.

We had just got going again when my crew yell out. I couldn't understand what he was saying, but looking forward I see the forestay slack again, this time the clevis pin had somehow pulled out. SHIT!!! So we're still plowing along at 8, 10 and 12 knots, crew slides out on his belly with clevis pin and wingding in his mouth. I was amazed at how fast he was able to get this in, but he did.

We did not escape without damage though.

We still had about 16 miles to go. We tweaked and trimmed as best we could, good thing it was downwind. We were just able to catch and pass the last U20 with about 2 miles left to go. We were able to gain a 3 minute 45 second finish in front of them to correct out 1 minute and 7 seconds in 2nd place after 7-1/2 hours and 68 miles. Good racing.

Highest speed on GPS track above shows 15.0 knots. Average course speed of 8.9 knots for over 68 miles!
http://www.deltanine.com/images/SIde%20Bend%20tb.jpgBTW, this thread is really pissing my off that I am not sailing Saturday. Maybe I should hitch a ride this year? Anyone?

Ballard Sailor
06-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Our good friend and avid Moore 24 sailor has run into a bit of a string (well maybe a large rope) of bad luck recently and I’d like to share some of his story as it’s truly amazing. Wendell has been in on the Moore scene since near it’s inception and has sailed these boats all over the west coast and Texas, even at one point cruising his Moore to Guatemala for spell with his then girlfriend, needless to say he has a severe case of TMDS, and is still single (reference Lat 38 article ‘Beware of the Dreaded MDS’ article). He is constantly spending a bunch of time and energy bringing new people out sailing, teaching racing on his Soverell 33 and his Moore 24 and spends time sailing on other boats, helping them get up to speed, a true gentleman of sailing, albeit with a serious mental problem that has no known cure.


644

He recently got his Moore back from Victoria where it had been on a short term lease for a few years and proceeded to give the boat a bottom job in my back yard, buy some new sails and join us all in the first ever Seattle NOOD, an incredible feat in itself, covering a span of about 3 weeks. Then he puts together a group to join us on our now annual trek south for the 68.5 mile “Delta Ditch Run.” His buddy has just purchased an old van/rv and has been upgrading it for just this kind of trip so off they go south on Thursday afternoon before the race. They make it about 30 miles south of Seattle and Boom, there goes a tire on the van, no spare, so they head to the nearest tire store and buy 2 new tires. A few hours later their back on the road feelin’ good, but as luck would have it a couple hundred miles south, the Sis-screw-you’s once again did it’s thing and coming out of the mountains they notice that one of the trailer stands has dropped down and the boat is leaning severely to one side. Time for another pit stop and work on the trailer, after some time they get the boat somewhat back up and stabilized and set off again on the incredibly smooth California roads (I’m severely joking here) as they sweat there way to Richmond hoping the boat stay’s up on the trailer. They pull off at Richmond, can’t remember how to get to the Marina and give me a call on my cell to ask for directions, “Hey Ben, where’s the Marina” I hear just after we finished fixing our flat tire from the not so smooth roads. With a laugh I tell him to drive through the hill and you’ll see the marina – he seemed confused but found the place and arrived safely with the boat intact, troubles over, time for a Beer eh’…no such luck, the story is just getting started.


645

Race Day: Off we all go up the ditch to Stockton against the current in light air, frustrating for many of us but Runnin’ Blues had come through the drive and they had her moving well, staying mid fleet, sometimes better. Being a Ditch Run Virgin they didn’t know where the one mark in the course was and almost missed it, heading inside of #19 thinking they were golden. Realizing their mistake right near the mark they raised the jib, dropped the chute and headed back around. Little did they know that a Lazer 28 had hit the mark, demasted and pulled the ladder on the mark out at a 90* angle a few minutes before they got back to the mark. Boom, down comes the mast on Runnin’ Blues, broken at the topping lift point after catching something on the protruding metal ladder. At this point the winds blowing 15 knots directly towards a rock breakwater 500 yards to leeward, he has no motor but gets his anchor set, saving the boat from the rocks and proceeds to tidy up the mess and figure out what to do. Another Moore that witnessed the dismasting happens to be carrying a motor below and offers up his mount and motor so they can at least motor to Stockton. They’ve never done the race before and now have to find the Stockton sailing club in the dark - behind all the racers – nice – but they make it in to the dock with the clock coming on midnight, tie up the boat and hit their bunks. Tough day . . . but there’s more!


643

642
They get up in the morning, pull the trailer over to the hoist and pull the boat out, the van dies under the hoist. 30 minutes of fiddling with the battery’s and they get her going again and off down the road, 40 miles to be exact, and the van dies for good. Now they call a taxi to take them to the nearest U’haul so they can at least get the boat headed North towards home. After pleading with the U’haul company to stay open late (it’s Sunday now) their taxi finally gets them there, after going to the wrong address, just as the U’haul guy’s had given up on them. Paper’s signed, boat hooked up, their off again, finally relaxed and headed home in a good rig, not! Somewhere near Weed they start seeing sparks behind the U’haul and hit the brakes to pull over, BAMB, the boat hits the back of the van sticking what’s left of the stump of a mast through the back door of the van, sticking it closed. Seems they forgot to clip the hitch on the ball in their ecstasy to be moving again and the trailer had jumped off. After some serious McGivering with PVC pipes, weight on the back of the trailer and good Scandahuvian luck they got the trailer back on the hitch and were ready to head out, except….all their gear, money included, is in the back of the van, behind the door that is now stuck from damage, and the gas tank is getting low!

No really - this did happen, Wendell tells me this story at the Sloop Tavern Monday night after making it back into Seattle (we’re all there after racing, yes we drove back from Cali, put the boat together and headed out racing again). Shaking my head and laughing that laugh you do after the unbelievable story, I look at Wendell and ask the question we all would want to ask, “So, you going to do the Ditch Run next year?” He looks down, thinks for a second and say’s “Hell yeah!” Serious T.M.D.S. After 14 Day’s “Runnin’ Blues” is back together with a used mast, new jib, new Spin (courtesy of UK Sails, quick work guy’s) and has a repaired mainsail. At the time I’m writing this article Runnin’ Blues is having it’s new mast sleeved and repaired. Seems an old turn-buckle pulled loose this past Monday night – down she came again, broken at the spreaders – 2 masts in 30 day’s. He’s got 12 day’s till WIRW, anyone else and I’d say “No Way” but I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t make it. Wednesday update; Mast is sleeved and welded, he’ll be out sailing for WIRW for sure!

I.B.M.S.
Local 26 M.U.D.

Photoboy
06-09-2010, 08:17 PM
Cool Stories!

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A few more nice pics to tantalize!

PD Staff
06-10-2010, 08:38 AM
Angel Island to Pt San Pedro (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18653.shtml)

San Pablo Bay (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18654.shtml)

Mare Island Strait (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18655.shtml)

Suisun Bay (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18656.shtml)

Carquinez Strait (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18657.shtml)

Suisun Bay Roe Island (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18658.shtml)

Suisun Bay Mallard Island to Antioch (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18659.shtml)

SJ River Anioch to Medford Island (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18660.shtml)

SJ River Medford Island to Stockton (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18663.shtml)

Online Charts if you are looking for them!

aA
06-10-2010, 08:58 AM
i said...

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CHARTS!!!

PD Staff
06-10-2010, 09:04 AM
http://www.thebeachcats.com/classifieds/data/1/large/titrailer.jpg

http://www.sfbama.org/photos/rocket88-l.jpg

How about a chance to own the current record holder?


Rocket 88 For Sale (http://www.thebeachcats.com/classifieds/showproduct.php/product/1693/cat/1)

Ballard Sailor
06-10-2010, 09:48 AM
I got the charts in my Van, you can look at them Friday night, I won't tell anyone.....:p

buster_hymen
06-10-2010, 10:55 AM
Cool Stories!

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/38951482168974327061.jpg


A few more nice pics to tantalize!


ditto, one of those ships hoggin the channel can make things interesting for a while, especially if going up river!

Guitar
06-10-2010, 11:08 AM
2006 Ditch on a Tempesthttp://www.deltanine.com/images/tempest3a.jpg Credit: Jonathan Gutoff
First off, I screwed up and had set my GPS to re calibrate every 2 seconds so I could get some really accurate speed readings. Well it burned up all 999999 reference points at about Benecia Bridge and reset the track. So, like they say, no pics or it didn't happen.

One the way out to the course I had my submersible VHF on and hear something about 30 kt winds predicted somewhere and thought that would be nice to have today. Winds all week had been light and the shift in the jet stream was predicted to keep them light, or at least that's what they said the night before.

We set and doused the spinnaker a couple of times, new crispy class spinnaker I should say. We were working on our gybes as I had installed a spinnaker launcher on the pole and the extra lines and shock cord were an issue. We finally decided to just blow the pole and toss it down to leeward of the boom, gybe the main and then re launch the pole. Worked better than skying the pole like we did on Folsom.

We started well and just tried to keep our back with clean air and had a nice run up to Red Rock with 15 - 18 knots of wind. Running deep on port we gybed at the Rock and again stayed deep to take advantage of the flood through San Pablo Bay. As we all rounded Pt. San Pablo it all came together. Wind was out of the South! Unbelievable angle for this race. And that 30 knot forecast I didn't really catch in the earlier forecast was for, you guessed it, the San Pablo Bay, and Delta.

We came up on a slightly forward of beam reach, dropping down whenever we could as I did not want any more power in the sails. My crew was trapped out and I had to yell at him to not, under any circumstances, come in off of the trap. The bow launch spinnaker tubes become a liability at these speeds, kind of like a worm drive (Hunting for Red October).

We flattened the boat out, I played the mainsheet as the vang was set and the traveler was all the way over. What a hoot, easing the main and powering down the waves, windward bow wave being curled back over the bow and getting hit with sheets of water in the face. Even though I lost the GPS tracking on the San Pablo section I did sneak a peek at the GPS on my wrist, in a lull, and saw 15.8! Fire hose spray in my eyes prevented me from calling many a hole as we dropped into wave after wave. The boat was loving it! Steering was like driving my wife's old Z3 in the hills.

I might state now that we expected a warm, slow slog up the river. I layered up because it was cool in the bay that morning, dry top short sleeve (SA shirt) over a long sleeve dryshirt and finally a long sleeve cotton shirt on top of that. Well, we got started and never put on our spray tops, hiking pants etc.

I was very wet and cold when we finally got under the lee of hills a bit at Vallejo.

We were keeping an eye out for the Ultimate 20's figuring if we could keep up with them we would be doing pretty good. The Express 27's and a couple of Santa Cruz 27's were also in the fleet. We pulled away from the lead mines in the high wind stuff but those Express 27's were always around us.

We grabbed a quick lunch, beer and cigars while the wind was lighter but we were still sailing between 8 - 10 knots. Once the wind picked up and I called for the trap, my crew hesitated because he wasn't done with his cigar. Problem solved when I told him to take it out on the trap with him and finish it there. He really enjoyed the comfort of the MagicMarine Ultimate Harness.

Things got a little technical in New York Slough but overall just a nice sail. Thing really heated up again once we made the turn North again by the barges off Jersey Island.

It got to where we would haul ass and overtake everyone on a reach, then the course would swing enough to launch the spinnaker and us old guys were getting tired and needed our naps. So we would watch all those boats we just passed, launch and blow back past us. We would launch, grunting and groaning, and take off again to get back what we lost.

So, I don't know how it happened but I think I had let my mast bend all the way off and with 20+ knot winds...

I noticed the forestay was slack, I hate that! I looked up in time to see my mast had inverted, the top of the mast was pointing forward at about a 15° angle.

I immediately swung the bow into the wind and grabbed some mainsheet to get some pressure back on the top of the stick. Meanwhile the spinnaker is bucking and popping like mad and pulling us down on a lee shore. I set the mast bend and the vang, we doused and pulled in the spinnaker and set off again looking for damage.

We had just got going again when my crew yell out. I couldn't understand what he was saying, but looking forward I see the forestay slack again, this time the clevis pin had somehow pulled out. SHIT!!! So we're still plowing along at 8, 10 and 12 knots, crew slides out on his belly with clevis pin and wingding in his mouth. I was amazed at how fast he was able to get this in, but he did.

We did not escape without damage though.

We still had about 16 miles to go. We tweaked and trimmed as best we could, good thing it was downwind. We were just able to catch and pass the last U20 with about 2 miles left to go. We were able to gain a 3 minute 45 second finish in front of them to correct out 1 minute and 7 seconds in 2nd place after 7-1/2 hours and 68 miles. Good racing.

Highest speed on GPS track above shows 15.0 knots. Average course speed of 8.9 knots for over 68 miles!
http://www.deltanine.com/images/SIde%20Bend%20tb.jpgBTW, this thread is really pissing my off that I am not sailing Saturday.

Thanks for the quick offer Arron. SO says not this year.

buster_hymen
06-11-2010, 11:33 AM
Tonight: NW wind 7 to 13 kt becoming WSW after midnight. Clear.

Saturday: N wind 7 to 16 kt. Sunny.

San Pablow


Saturday: NNE wind 9 to 15 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Sunny.

Saturday Night: NW wind 5 to 9 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Clear.

Suisun

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. North wind between 14 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 61. North northwest wind 17 to 20 mph decreasing to between 8 and 11 mph. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

S Turns


game on!

aA
06-11-2010, 01:59 PM
yep. game on indeed

Photoboy
06-11-2010, 03:57 PM
Bird is the word!

No Shadow Pa Ti vs Tuki vs Adrenaline shown... J.K. no can attendee...

Bummer

Photoboy
06-12-2010, 07:12 PM
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Needs to re-apply lotion...

war dog
06-12-2010, 10:10 PM
The news sounds like it was a good -ear to miss this one!! CC here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photoboy
06-13-2010, 09:43 AM
Suspect many are still sleeping after a long day on the water....a few select til we get the reporters to do just that..

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Micro Mini Gallery Here (http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery.asp?userid=the_REAL_photoboy&gallery_id=2116530)

Photoboy
06-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Long day... On the wind or tight reaching for 40-50 miles? I think the kite might have been up once or twice for ten minutes or so before the the big lefty at 19 - then it hard on the wind until we were through the S curves. Wind squared back (mostly for the last 15 miles or so in a dying and fickle breeze. We finished around 10:00 PM, I think. In the Moore Fleet it was Eightball (Easom), Paramour (Fennell), Banditos (Kernot), and then Wetspot (us). We packed up quickly, so I really don't know how others fared. Brendan Busch in Get Happy! won the Express 27 class (third year running).

Really tough day, but a lovely day on the water. My guess is that our kite wasn't really up for keeps until 7:00 PM? Not sure - I had my head in trimming whatever was flying... #3 to #1 to kite to #1 to kite to #1 to kite to #1... to kite... whew. We went with three, it would have been really tough doublehanded. Hats off to Easom and Kermot, both double handed.


John Verdoia

On the ground our ace reporter Seymour Dots was mortified in Pittsburg and then sweating heavy and swatting bee swarms at the S-turns.... pics and report to follow...

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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Uff Da Up close and personal, all the way from Seattle!

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Tiburon grabs some terra firma at Santa Clara Shoal

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Mr Perez and Marrakesh

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Paramour hiking hard

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Heat coming off the rocks was intense

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:27 PM
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Morning madness

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Time to get crackin

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Info Chart

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Cat Row

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Big Cat, Little Cat

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:36 PM
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Viva la Ditch Run

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Hank utilizes water line

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Problem Child all the way from Newpot Beach

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More heat shots

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Moore Moores at the start than any other class!

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:41 PM
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Tight reaching where there should be kites

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Ditto

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Happy to not be working!

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Menzel and Owen discuss strateregy

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Good to see Joel!

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:45 PM
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Skip Allen checks out the start

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Stewball cuts it close

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Pressure Drop Pet Gobbler

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Stockton Sailing Club/Richmond Yacht Club
File: Ditch2010.rcw
2010 Delta Ditch Run
Class: Mono. PHRF (Time on time)
PHRF Mono-hull Class
TCF=615/480+PHRF
Delta Ditch Run: Wind Speed 10: Direction WNW
Start Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:05:00: Distance 67.5

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Division Note
1 8526 Yucca Easom,Hank 90 8 Meter 18:39:34 08:34:34 09:15:11 Heavy 1
2 59cal Henry Hannah Holscher,David 114 Cal 40 19:17:00 09:07:00 09:26:20 Heavy 2
3 35 Bad Hare Day Menzel,E 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:34:45 09:19:45 09:28:04 Wabbit
4 USA166 Pegasus 32 Kahn,Philippe 30 Melges 32 17:52:43 07:52:43 09:30:02 Light 1
5 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Smith,Walter 114 Cal 40 19:21:41 09:11:41 09:31:11 Heavy 2
6 USA162 Viva Jesberg,Don 30 Melges 32 17:53:45 07:53:45 09:31:17 Light 1
7 8426 Mr. McGregor Desenberg,Kim 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:38:11 09:23:11 09:31:33 Wabbit
8 158 Taboo Pugh,Stephen 30 Melges 32 17:56:46 07:56:46 09:34:55 Light 1
9 46830 SuperFly mollering,steve 72 Cheetah 30 18:37:51 08:37:51 09:36:57 Light 1
10 USA303 Average White Boat Pierce,Kent 84 Melges 24 18:49:45 08:49:45 09:37:39 Melges 24
11 7 Lilith Knowles,Tim 102 Wyliecat 39 19:16:56 09:06:56 09:37:57 Heavy 2
12 19wab jack Erkelens,melinda 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:45:50 09:30:50 09:39:19 Wabbit
13= 18278 Stewball Harford,Bob 72 Express 37 18:46:59 08:41:59 09:41:33 Heavy 1
13= USA32917 Warpath Howe,Fred & Steve 30 Melges 32 18:02:16 08:02:16 09:41:33 Light 1
15 28632 Uno Wonner,Steven 105 Wyliecat 30 19:23:33 09:13:33 09:41:56 Heavy 2
16 USA3 Marrakesh Perez,Craig 99 Express 34 19:14:00 09:09:00 09:43:08 Heavy 1
17 18410 Loca Motion Chaffey,Mark 72 Express 37 18:49:03 08:44:03 09:43:52 Heavy 1
18 8344 Enigma Lesley,Randall 99 Olson 30 19:15:03 09:10:03 09:44:15 Light 2
19 87014 Dragonsong McFadden,Sam 99 Olson 30 19:16:13 09:11:13 09:45:29 Light 2
20 USA24 Smokin Clark,Kevin 84 Melges 24 19:00:43 09:00:43 09:49:37 Melges 24
21 28528 Jarlen Dunnavant,Jeff 72 J 35 18:55:22 08:50:22 09:50:54 Heavy 1
22 975 Ciao Barrielle,Sylvain 21 A 40 RC 18:07:16 08:02:16 09:52:00 Heavy 1
23 7524 Bandit Wolfe,Mike 84 Melges 24 19:04:02 09:04:02 09:53:14 Melges 24
24 46778 GLADIATOR Racing,Gladiator 72 Cheetah 30 18:57:34 08:57:34 09:58:55 Light 1
25 USA301 Stimulus Bill Lannan,William 84 Melges 24 19:09:46 09:09:46 09:59:29 Melges 24
26 USA002 War Pony Howe,Mark 9 Farr 36 17:57:08 07:57:08 10:00:05 Light 1
27 77916 HOOT Macfie,Andrew 99 Olson 30 19:31:03 09:26:03 10:01:15 Light 2
28 3883 zamazaan weghorn,charles 21 farr 52 cust 18:15:06 08:10:06 10:01:37 Heavy 1 17:39 Redrs
29 38042 tiburon Stroub,Steve 27 santa cruz 37 18:17:53 08:17:53 10:03:56 Light 1
30 USA632 American Lady Notto,Kristian 84 Melges 24 19:17:15 09:17:15 10:07:38 Melges 24
31 USA208 Flashpoint Brown,Pat 84 Melges 24 19:22:35 09:22:35 10:13:27 Melges 24
32 USA100 Flying Tiger Boat Hirsh,Tom 84 Flying Tiger 7.5m 19:22:39 09:22:39 10:13:32 Light 1
33 50665 problem child Rossen,Dan 66 B32 19:21:45 09:21:45 10:32:44 Light 1
34 161 Sir Leansalot Lueck,Tom 105 Hunter 40 20:14:45 10:04:45 10:35:46 Heavy 2
35 1 Get Happy!! Busch,Brendan 129 Express 27 20:49:49 10:34:49 10:41:04 Express 27
36 11 Weckless Russell,Tim 126 Wylie Wabbit 20:47:00 10:32:00 10:41:23 Wabbit
37 9 Jazz McGlashan,Graham 66 Martin 243 19:36:12 09:36:12 10:49:01 Light 1
38 41exp Magic Bus Deeds,Paul 129 Express 27 20:59:05 10:44:05 10:50:26 Express 27
39 67 Shenanigans Moore,Bill 129 Express 27 21:00:37 10:45:37 10:51:59 Express 27
40 97479 Razzberries Nesbit,Bruce/Lina 99 Olson 34 20:19:56 10:14:56 10:53:10 Heavy 1
41 USA77220 Infrared Lopez,Ray 63 Davidson 44 19:43:27 09:38:27 10:55:09 Heavy 1 12:00 Redrs
42 T650 Flight Risk Landon,Ben 99 T650 20:26:42 10:21:42 11:00:21 Light 2
43 85 8Ball Easom,Scott 150 Moore 24 flush Deck 21:41:36 11:21:36 11:05:22 Moore 24
44 8 Arowana Riley,Larry 87 Diva 39 20:19:08 10:14:08 11:06:07 Heavy 1
45 3 Lightn Up Gillette,Karl 129 Express 27 21:15:16 11:00:16 11:06:46 Express 27
46 75 PARAMOUR Fennell,Rowan 150 Moore 24 21:49:31 11:29:31 11:13:06 Moore 24
47 28779 Mon Desir Nassoiy,Jerry 114 Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 21:00:38 10:50:38 11:13:38 Heavy 2
48 28259 Dazzler Patterson,Tom 132 Wyliecat 30 21:22:36 11:12:36 11:15:54 Heavy 2
49 USA56 Discotheque Cubillo,Echeyde 129 Express 27 21:24:56 11:09:56 11:16:32 Express 27
50 26wab Kwazy Moore,Colin 126 Wylie Wabbit 21:22:13 11:07:13 11:17:08 Wabbit
51 118 Banditos Kernot,John 150 Moore 24 21:58:33 11:38:33 11:21:55 Moore 24
52 860 LAZY LIGHTNING McDonald,Tim 126 T10 21:23:30 11:13:30 11:23:30 Heavy 2
53 67720 Wraith Wilson,Craig 99 Olson 30 20:49:20 10:44:20 11:24:24 Light 2
54 51 Wet Spot O'Callaghan,Mike 150 Moore 24 22:03:19 11:43:19 11:26:34 Moore 24
55 155 Flying Tiger Seifers,Vaughn 150 Moore 24 SC 22:03:38 11:43:38 11:26:53 Moore 24
56 32539 Arc Angel Tatum,Jack 108 Sonoma 30 21:02:16 10:57:16 11:27:27 Light 2
57 26 More Uff Da Braden,Ben 150 Moore 24 22:04:20 11:44:20 11:27:34 Moore 24
58 6 Ruby Mccarthy,Steve 150 Moore 24 22:05:15 11:45:15 11:28:28 Moore 24
59 86 Scarlett Vrolyk,Beau 150 Moore 24 22:09:38 11:49:38 11:32:44 Moore 24
60 34 Wave Ohes McQueen,Matt 150 Moore 24 22:10:38 11:50:38 11:33:43 Moore 24
61 18318 Pearl Blagg,Tom 159 Olson 25 22:27:13 12:02:13 11:35:05 Heavy 3
62 102 Absinthe Nitake,Dan 150 Moore 24 22:12:30 11:52:30 11:35:32 Moore 24
63 28469 For Pete's Sake Cook,Peter 111 Ultimate 24 21:14:14 11:09:14 11:36:25 Light 2
64 124 More Cowbell! meyer,kathryn 150 Moore 24 22:15:17 11:55:17 11:38:15 Moore 24
65 83 Tranya Maxwell,Colleen 150 Moore24 22:15:39 11:55:39 11:38:37 Moore 24
66 16 bear wabbit malloy,jim 126 Wylie Wabbit 21:46:02 11:31:02 11:41:18 Wabbit
67 201 Mako McMillan,Stephen 84 Melges 24 20:44:33 10:44:33 11:42:50 Melges 24
68 28 Bada Bing Doscher,Bob 186 Col 5.5 23:06:17 12:41:17 11:42:59 Heavy 3
69 67994 Don Quixote Smith,Craig 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:00:47 11:55:47 11:48:52 Light 2
70 77 Moorigami Siegel,John 150 Moore 24 22:26:21 12:06:21 11:49:03 Moore 24
71 15 Your-X Kim,Jon 141 SC27 22:02:12 11:57:12 11:50:16 Light 2
72 8131 Magic Naef,Beat 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:02:20 11:57:20 11:50:24 Light 2
73 76 JR Korman,Richard 150 Moore 24 22:28:47 12:08:47 11:51:26 Moore 24
74 55 Mercedes Verutti,Joel 150 Moore 24 22:28:49 12:08:49 11:51:28 Moore 24
75 0 Dianne Katzman,Steve 129 Express 27 22:01:00 11:46:00 11:52:57 Express 27
76 28031 Take Five Carroll,Donald 129 Express 27 22:03:58 11:48:58 11:55:57 Express 27
77 90 Una Mas Peterson,Larry 150 Moore 24 22:33:51 12:13:51 11:56:23 Moore 24
78 10 WILDFIRE Ruderman,howard 150 Moore 24 22:33:58 12:13:58 11:56:29 Moore 24
79 18711 Vitesse Goodell,Bart 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:10:22 12:05:22 11:58:21 Light 2
80 7507 Gypsy Lady clayton,val 177 Cal 34-1 23:12:34 12:47:34 11:58:30 Heavy 3
81 106 Numa Boa English,Mark 150 Moore 24 22:36:03 12:16:03 11:58:32 Moore 24
82 47 Furrari Petersen,Ethan 126 Wylie Wabbit 22:04:50 11:49:50 12:00:23 Wabbit
83 33562 Stink Eye Gutoff/Weaver,Jonathan/Christine 129 Laser 28 22:03:57 11:53:57 12:00:59 Heavy 2
84 18070 OPA! Thomas HIntz,Peggy Lidster/ 129 Express 27 22:11:07 11:56:07 12:03:10 Express 27
85 122 Paddy Wagon McBurney,Sean 150 Moore 24 22:42:05 12:22:05 12:04:25 Moore 24
86 18364 Peaches Rivlin,John 129 Express 27 22:12:30 11:57:30 12:04:34 Express 27
87 77539 Desperado Bruzzone,Mike 129 Express 27 22:13:31 11:58:31 12:05:36 Express 27
88 12 Double Trouble Durant,Kevin 150 Moore 24 22:44:33 12:24:33 12:06:49 Moore 24
89 29 LEGS Robertson,Lester 150 Moore 24 22:49:08 12:29:08 12:11:18 Moore 24
90 89 Mooretician Patterson,Roe 150 Moore 24 22:50:23 12:30:23 12:12:31 Moore 24
91 12wab Keala Tostenson,Ron 126 Wylie Wabbit 22:17:52 12:02:52 12:13:36 Wabbit
92 67699 Froggy Duax Sirogiannis,George 168 merit 25 23:19:25 12:54:25 12:14:59 Heavy 3
93 18018 Squirt Klatt,David 99 Pyramid 660 22:00:08 11:55:08 12:39:36 Light 2
94 USA2 Max Wade,Bryan 111 Ultimate 24 22:39:25 12:34:25 13:05:03 Light 2
95 836 Jagermeister Corbin,Chris 168 J-24 1|00:38:19 14:13:19 13:29:52 Heavy 3
96 56703 Knot Serious gierke,steve 168 Capri 25 1|00:45:41 14:20:41 13:36:51 Heavy 3
97 34cal Aphrodesia Vanderpol,Russ 186 Cal 27 1|01:22:19 14:57:19 13:48:36 Heavy 3
98 87 Sailavie Wilson,Wayne 183 Hunter 30 1|01:25:05 15:00:05 13:54:55 Heavy 3
99 130m More Lundgren,Per 150 Moore 24 1|00:36:18 14:16:18 13:55:55 Moore 24
100 716 Delta Ruby Jones,Chuck 180 Catalina 30 1|01:34:45 15:09:45 14:07:43 Heavy 3
101 59 Morpheus Srigley,Rick 150 Moore 24 1|00:55:52 14:35:52 14:15:01 Moore 24
102 28390 Pegasus Sykes,Marc 72 J 35 23:02:10 12:57:10 14:25:52 Heavy 1
103 4488 Libertine Smith,Dana K. 264 Challenger 1|03:55:52 17:30:52 14:28:40 Heavy 3
104 41 C-Sea Rider New,Patrick 180 Coronado 34 1|02:08:07 15:43:07 14:38:49 Heavy 3
105 18647 American Eagle Martin,William 126 Peterson 34 1|00:44:43 14:34:43 14:47:42 Heavy 2
DNF 133 Funner Gorham,Sid 111 Melges 20 Light 2
DNF 38777 Centurion's Ghost Sances,Martin 126 Tartan 10 Heavy 2
DNF 130 Bravo Wangenheim,Aaron 132 Pretorien 35 Heavy 2
DNF 3113 ARCADIA Nash,Gordon 135 Santana 27 Mod Heavy 2
DNF 5 Sweets 3 Quinly,Don 204 cal 2-27 Heavy 3
DNF 113 Libra Lubarsky,Sergey 129 Express 27 Express 27
DNF 111 Morjito Archbald,Doug 150 Moore 24 Moore 24
DNF 53470 Mega Hurtz Mattson,Ed 132 Laser 28 Heavy 2
DNF 6858 Windsome Wench Nadolne,Dave 174 Newport 30 MkIII Heavy 3
DNS 59284 Petard Buck / Newell,Keith / Andy 96 Farr 36 Mod Heavy 1
DNF 18151 Bloom County Stewart,James 90 Custom Mancebo Light 1
DNF 3458 Wild Cherry Guildner,Carlos 111 Laser SB3 Light 2
DNS 101 Elise Criou and Bossett,Nat and Nathan 129 Express 27 Express 27
DNF 18355 Archimedes Balderrama,Joe 129 Express 27 Express 27
DNF 1598 Legacy Wright,Richard 147 Catalina 34 Mk II Heavy 3
DNF 19col chaos Dobell,Terry 186 Col 5.5 Heavy 3
DNF 25352 Music DeGaa,Phil 111 Hunter Legend 37.5 Heavy 2
DNF 97284 Mr. Vengeance Bishop,Sinclair 75 Peterson 28 Light 1
DNF 178 Toon Town Eisenberg,Michael 141 U-20 Light 2
DNF Epiphany Epiphany Dameron,Sam 180 Hunter 30 Heavy 3
DNF 28050 El Raton Lotto,Ray 129 Express 27 Express 27
DNF 71 Topper II Holbrook,Conrad 150 Moore 24 Moore 24
DNF 68 GRUNTLED Winer,Simon 150 moore 24 Moore 24
DNF USA15 Centomiglia Maino,Fabio 54 FT10 Light 1
DNF 65 Masturbatone Hutchinson,Steve 150 Moore 24 Moore 24
DNS 28054 Dreamtime craine,roger 132 Olson 911SE Heavy 2
DNS 1000 Outsider Nelsen,Greg 57 Azzura 310 Light 1
DNF 57 expressway Robinson,Michael 129 Express 27 Express 27
DNF 246 skiffsailingfoundation sjoberg,rufus 69 11 meter Light 1
DNF 46723 Volare Armanino,John 117 C&C 35 Mark III Heavy 2
DNS 179 Mist Hu,Robert 108 Beneteau First 38 Heavy 2
DNF 28888 Crazy Eights Lee,Aaron 150 Moore 24 Moore 24
DNF 134 PENGUIN Dini,Matt 150 Moore 24 SC Moore 24
DNF USA41 Wild One Lymberg,John 54 Flying Tiger 10m Light 1
DNS USA41001 Bodacious Clauser,John 66 Custom Farr 40 1 T Heavy 1
DNF USA439 SandDollar Bauer,Erich 120 Etchells Heavy 2
DNF 17 Doeknot Doe,Donald 204 Cal 2-27 Heavy 3
DNF 38019 Nalu Collier,James 126 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35 Heavy 2
DNF 49 Scandalous Owens,Garry 129 Express 27 Express 27



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.9 knots


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Created on 06/13/10 13:55:29 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.42b3)

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:58 PM
2010 Delta Ditch Run
Performance Multis - Texel Scoring
Class=Texel ScoreMethod=Texel (Time Correction Factor)




RaceName=Ditch-Multi 1 and F18
2010 Ditch Run Performance Multi Class
WindSpeed:15 WindDirection:NNW

Division=F18
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:30:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper TCF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 USA28 Breakfast at Billl's Glaser,Pease 0.9970 F18 16:33:05 06:03:05 06:02:00 1 Division G
2 1898 Sling Shot Meredith,Phillip 0.9970 Tiger F18 16:35:57 06:05:57 06:04:51 2 Division G
3 USA 8 Ocho Yandow,Craig 0.9970 C2 16:36:53 06:06:53 06:05:47 3 Division G
4 2490 Kaos vs. Control Froeb,Charles 0.9970 Tiger F18 16:48:31 06:18:31 06:17:23 4 Division G
5 2591 Tiger Moore,Jason 0.9970 Hobie Tiger F-18 17:05:01 06:35:01 06:33:50 5 Division G
6 1682 Gonzo Van Brunt,Alex 0.9970 Tiger 18:11:15 07:41:15 07:39:52 6 Division G
7 2540 No Name 2 Hearn,Brian 0.9970 F-18 18:13:36 07:43:36 07:42:13 7 Division G
8 1974 F-18 HOBIE TIGER COLLINS,JEFF 0.9970 F-18 HOBIE TIGER 18:38:50 08:08:50 08:07:22 8 Division G
DNS 1456 The Viking Willis,Eric 0.9970 Tiger F-18 10 Division G

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 11.2 knots

Division=Multi 1
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:30:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper TCF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 1 Tuki Matthews,Richard 1.1950 ProSail 40 15:43:28 05:13:28 06:14:36 1 Division G
2 1017 Rojo Rojo Meacock,David J 1.0400 Nacra 20 16:45:01 06:15:01 06:30:01 2 Division G
3 111721 Pippin Russell,Gary 0.8740 Hobie 16 18:13:29 07:43:29 06:45:05 3 Division G
4 87945 Cat Sass Barrett,Pat 1.0000 Viva 27 17:23:42 06:53:42 06:53:42 4 Division G
5 111 Carpe Diem Parsons,Tim 1.0140 Hobie Miracle 20 17:29:22 06:59:22 07:05:14 5 Division G
6 935 Nemesis Zimmer,Mark 1.0000 Hobie Miracle 20 17:38:19 07:08:19 07:08:19 6 Division G
7 14 Trapout Smith,Jason 0.9960 Nacra 5.8 17:51:20 07:21:20 07:19:34 7 Division G
8 15 Rhino Schmalzer,Peter 0.9960 Nacra 5.8 18:10:18 07:40:18 07:38:28 8 Division G
9 16824 Catastrophe Bikle,Mike 0.9410 Hobie 18 19:30:40 09:00:40 08:28:46 9 Division G
10 512 Bastet little,mike 1.0530 Hobie Miracle 20 18:48:18 08:18:18 08:44:43 10 Division G
DNF 44 Adrenaline Erkelens,William 1.1010 D class modified 15 Division G
DNF 226 No Name Sailer,Mark 0.9510 Hobie FX1 15 Division G
DNS USA49 Shadow Pa Ti Kilroy,John 1.1810 Prosail 40 15 Division G
DNF 984 Addiction Reese,steve 1.0000 Hobie Miracle 20 15 Division G

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 12.9 knots

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2010 Delta Ditch Run
PHRF Multi-Hull Class
TCF=615/480+PHRF
Class=Multi 2 ScoreMethod=PHRF (Time on time)




RaceName=Ditch-Multi

WindSpeed:10 WindDirection:WSW

Division=Multi 2
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:35:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 173 WaterWings Lawson,Jim 0 F-31RS 18:06:11 07:31:11 09:38:05
2 277 Papillon Scott,Andrew 51 F27 19:18:00 08:43:00 10:05:44
3 74 Wingit Wells,Amy 51 F27 23:09:21 12:34:21 14:33:41
4 28994 Wahoo! Thompson,Gary 135 Dolphin 460 Catamaran 1|01:27:43 14:52:43 14:52:43
DNF 8 millennium falcon donovan,john 141 Cross 27 Tri
DNF 247 Peregrine Falcon Gardner,Bill 51 F27
DNF 10105 Bluebird Ropers,Mike 159 Seawind 1000 XL
DNF 116041 Caprice Seifers,Robert 156 Seawind 1160

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 9.0 knots

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2010 Delta Ditch Run
PHRF Cruising Class
TCF=615/480+PHRF
Class=Cruise ScoreMethod=PHRF (Time on time)




RaceName=Ditch-Cruise
PHRF Cruise Division
WindSpeed:10 WindDirection:WNW

Division=Cruise
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 09:00:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Note
1 233 Irrational Behavior Paul,Richard 234 Merit 22 NS 20:29:40 11:29:40 09:54:02
2 18731 coyote Yates,Peter 120 Wylie 34 Mod 18:54:05 09:54:05 10:08:56
3 T34 Ghost Goldfoos,Bill 156 Ketch 19:47:32 10:47:32 10:26:09
4 158 Paragon Gilfillan,John 198 Thunderbird 20:57:59 11:57:59 10:51:16
5 449 Elli McDougall,Doug 210 Newport 28 NS 21:27:37 12:27:37 11:06:21
6 850 Sobrante Descalso,paul 156 catalina 320 21:19:52 12:19:52 11:55:26
DNS TTBGD Walkabout Neely,Ben 201 One off 22:15:27

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 5.9 knots

PD Staff
06-13-2010, 02:59 PM
2010 Delta Ditch Run
PHRF Mono-hull Class
TCF=615/480+PHRF
Class=Mono ScoreMethod=PHRF (Time on time)




RaceName=Delta Ditch Run

WindSpeed:10 WindDirection:WNW

Division=Heavy 1
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:05:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Note
1 8526 Yucca Easom,Hank 90 8 Meter 18:39:34 08:34:34 09:15:11
2 18278 Stewball Harford,Bob 72 Express 37 18:46:59 08:41:59 09:41:33
3 USA3 Marrakesh Perez,Craig 99 Express 34 19:14:00 09:09:00 09:43:08
4 18410 Loca Motion Chaffey,Mark 72 Express 37 18:49:03 08:44:03 09:43:52
5 28528 Jarlen Dunnavant,Jeff 72 J 35 18:55:22 08:50:22 09:50:54
6 975 Ciao Barrielle,Sylvain 21 A 40 RC 18:07:16 08:02:16 09:52:00
7 3883 zamazaan weghorn,charles 21 farr 52 cust 18:15:06 08:10:06 10:01:37 17:39 Redrs
8 97479 Razzberries Nesbit,Bruce/Lina 99 Olson 34 20:19:56 10:14:56 10:53:10
9 USA77220 Infrared Lopez,Ray 63 Davidson 44 19:43:27 09:38:27 10:55:09 12:00 Redrs
10 8 Arowana Riley,Larry 87 Diva 39 20:19:08 10:14:08 11:06:07
11 28390 Pegasus Sykes,Marc 72 J 35 23:02:10 12:57:10 14:25:52
DNS 59284 Petard Buck / Newell,Keith / Andy 96 Farr 36 Mod
DNS USA41001 Bodacious Clauser,John 66 Custom Farr 40 1 T

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.9 knots

Division=Heavy 2
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:10:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 59cal Henry Hannah Holscher,David 114 Cal 40 19:17:00 09:07:00 09:26:20
2 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Smith,Walter 114 Cal 40 19:21:41 09:11:41 09:31:11
3 7 Lilith Knowles,Tim 102 Wyliecat 39 19:16:56 09:06:56 09:37:57
4 28632 Uno Wonner,Steven 105 Wyliecat 30 19:23:33 09:13:33 09:41:56
5 161 Sir Leansalot Lueck,Tom 105 Hunter 40 20:14:45 10:04:45 10:35:46
6 28779 Mon Desir Nassoiy,Jerry 114 Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 21:00:38 10:50:38 11:13:38
7 28259 Dazzler Patterson,Tom 132 Wyliecat 30 21:22:36 11:12:36 11:15:54
8 860 LAZY LIGHTNING McDonald,Tim 126 T10 21:23:30 11:13:30 11:23:30
9 33562 Stink Eye Gutoff/Weaver,Jonathan/Christine 129 Laser 28 22:03:57 11:53:57 12:00:59
10 18647 American Eagle Martin,William 126 Peterson 34 1|00:44:43 14:34:43 14:47:42
DNF 38777 Centurion's Ghost Sances,Martin 126 Tartan 10
DNF 130 Bravo Wangenheim,Aaron 132 Pretorien 35
DNF 3113 ARCADIA Nash,Gordon 135 Santana 27 Mod
DNF 53470 Mega Hurtz Mattson,Ed 132 Laser 28
DNF 25352 Music DeGaa,Phil 111 Hunter Legend 37.5
DNS 28054 Dreamtime craine,roger 132 Olson 911SE
DNF 46723 Volare Armanino,John 117 C&C 35 Mark III
DNS 179 Mist Hu,Robert 108 Beneteau First 38
DNF USA439 SandDollar Bauer,Erich 120 Etchells
DNF 38019 Nalu Collier,James 126 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.4 knots

Division=Heavy 3
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:25:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 18318 Pearl Blagg,Tom 159 Olson 25 22:27:13 12:02:13 11:35:05
2 28 Bada Bing Doscher,Bob 186 Col 5.5 23:06:17 12:41:17 11:42:59
3 7507 Gypsy Lady clayton,val 177 Cal 34-1 23:12:34 12:47:34 11:58:30
4 67699 Froggy Duax Sirogiannis,George 168 merit 25 23:19:25 12:54:25 12:14:59
5 836 Jagermeister Corbin,Chris 168 J-24 1|00:38:19 14:13:19 13:29:52
6 56703 Knot Serious gierke,steve 168 Capri 25 1|00:45:41 14:20:41 13:36:51
7 34cal Aphrodesia Vanderpol,Russ 186 Cal 27 1|01:22:19 14:57:19 13:48:36
8 87 Sailavie Wilson,Wayne 183 Hunter 30 1|01:25:05 15:00:05 13:54:55
9 716 Delta Ruby Jones,Chuck 180 Catalina 30 1|01:34:45 15:09:45 14:07:43
10 4488 Libertine Smith,Dana K. 264 Challenger 1|03:55:52 17:30:52 14:28:40
11 41 C-Sea Rider New,Patrick 180 Coronado 34 1|02:08:07 15:43:07 14:38:49
DNF 5 Sweets 3 Quinly,Don 204 cal 2-27
DNF 6858 Windsome Wench Nadolne,Dave 174 Newport 30 MkIII
DNF 1598 Legacy Wright,Richard 147 Catalina 34 Mk II
DNF 19col chaos Dobell,Terry 186 Col 5.5
DNF Epiphany Epiphany Dameron,Sam 180 Hunter 30
DNF 17 Doeknot Doe,Donald 204 Cal 2-27

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 5.6 knots

Division=Light 1
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:00:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 USA166 Pegasus 32 Kahn,Philippe 30 Melges 32 17:52:43 07:52:43 09:30:02
2 USA162 Viva Jesberg,Don 30 Melges 32 17:53:45 07:53:45 09:31:17
3 158 Taboo Pugh,Stephen 30 Melges 32 17:56:46 07:56:46 09:34:55
4 46830 SuperFly mollering,steve 72 Cheetah 30 18:37:51 08:37:51 09:36:57
5 USA32917 Warpath Howe,Fred & Steve 30 Melges 32 18:02:16 08:02:16 09:41:33
6 46778 GLADIATOR Racing,Gladiator 72 Cheetah 30 18:57:34 08:57:34 09:58:55
7 USA002 War Pony Howe,Mark 9 Farr 36 17:57:08 07:57:08 10:00:05
8 38042 tiburon Stroub,Steve 27 santa cruz 37 18:17:53 08:17:53 10:03:56
9 USA100 Flying Tiger Boat Hirsh,Tom 84 Flying Tiger 7.5m 19:22:39 09:22:39 10:13:32
10 50665 problem child Rossen,Dan 66 B32 19:21:45 09:21:45 10:32:44
11 9 Jazz McGlashan,Graham 66 Martin 243 19:36:12 09:36:12 10:49:01
DNF 18151 Bloom County Stewart,James 90 Custom Mancebo
DNF 97284 Mr. Vengeance Bishop,Sinclair 75 Peterson 28
DNF USA15 Centomiglia Maino,Fabio 54 FT10
DNS 1000 Outsider Nelsen,Greg 57 Azzura 310
DNF 246 skiffsailingfoundation sjoberg,rufus 69 11 meter
DNF USA41 Wild One Lymberg,John 54 Flying Tiger 10m

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 8.6 knots

Division=Light 2
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:05:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 8344 Enigma Lesley,Randall 99 Olson 30 19:15:03 09:10:03 09:44:15
2 87014 Dragonsong McFadden,Sam 99 Olson 30 19:16:13 09:11:13 09:45:29
3 77916 HOOT Macfie,Andrew 99 Olson 30 19:31:03 09:26:03 10:01:15
4 T650 Flight Risk Landon,Ben 99 T650 20:26:42 10:21:42 11:00:21
5 67720 Wraith Wilson,Craig 99 Olson 30 20:49:20 10:44:20 11:24:24
6 32539 Arc Angel Tatum,Jack 108 Sonoma 30 21:02:16 10:57:16 11:27:27
7 28469 For Pete's Sake Cook,Peter 111 Ultimate 24 21:14:14 11:09:14 11:36:25
8 67994 Don Quixote Smith,Craig 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:00:47 11:55:47 11:48:52
9 15 Your-X Kim,Jon 141 SC27 22:02:12 11:57:12 11:50:16
10 8131 Magic Naef,Beat 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:02:20 11:57:20 11:50:24
11 18711 Vitesse Goodell,Bart 141 Santa Cruz 27 22:10:22 12:05:22 11:58:21
12 18018 Squirt Klatt,David 99 Pyramid 660 22:00:08 11:55:08 12:39:36
13 USA2 Max Wade,Bryan 111 Ultimate 24 22:39:25 12:34:25 13:05:03
DNF 133 Funner Gorham,Sid 111 Melges 20
DNF 3458 Wild Cherry Guildner,Carlos 111 Laser SB3
DNF 178 Toon Town Eisenberg,Michael 141 U-20

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.4 knots

Division=Melges 24
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:00:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 USA303 Average White Boat Pierce,Kent 84 Melges 24 18:49:45 08:49:45 09:37:39
2 USA24 Smokin Clark,Kevin 84 Melges 24 19:00:43 09:00:43 09:49:37
3 7524 Bandit Wolfe,Mike 84 Melges 24 19:04:02 09:04:02 09:53:14
4 USA301 Stimulus Bill Lannan,William 84 Melges 24 19:09:46 09:09:46 09:59:29
5 USA632 American Lady Notto,Kristian 84 Melges 24 19:17:15 09:17:15 10:07:38
6 USA208 Flashpoint Brown,Pat 84 Melges 24 19:22:35 09:22:35 10:13:27
7 201 Mako McMillan,Stephen 84 Melges 24 20:44:33 10:44:33 11:42:50

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.6 knots

Division=Express 27
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:15:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 1 Get Happy!! Busch,Brendan 129 Express 27 20:49:49 10:34:49 10:41:04
2 41exp Magic Bus Deeds,Paul 129 Express 27 20:59:05 10:44:05 10:50:26
3 67 Shenanigans Moore,Bill 129 Express 27 21:00:37 10:45:37 10:51:59
4 3 Lightn Up Gillette,Karl 129 Express 27 21:15:16 11:00:16 11:06:46
5 USA56 Discotheque Cubillo,Echeyde 129 Express 27 21:24:56 11:09:56 11:16:32
6 0 Dianne Katzman,Steve 129 Express 27 22:01:00 11:46:00 11:52:57
7 28031 Take Five Carroll,Donald 129 Express 27 22:03:58 11:48:58 11:55:57
8 18070 OPA! Thomas HIntz,Peggy Lidster/ 129 Express 27 22:11:07 11:56:07 12:03:10
9 18364 Peaches Rivlin,John 129 Express 27 22:12:30 11:57:30 12:04:34
10 77539 Desperado Bruzzone,Mike 129 Express 27 22:13:31 11:58:31 12:05:36
DNF 113 Libra Lubarsky,Sergey 129 Express 27
DNS 101 Elise Criou and Bossett,Nat and Nathan 129 Express 27
DNF 18355 Archimedes Balderrama,Joe 129 Express 27
DNF 28050 El Raton Lotto,Ray 129 Express 27
DNF 57 expressway Robinson,Michael 129 Express 27
DNF 49 Scandalous Owens,Garry 129 Express 27

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 6.4 knots

Division=Wabbit
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:15:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 35 Bad Hare Day Menzel,E 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:34:45 09:19:45 09:28:04
2 8426 Mr. McGregor Desenberg,Kim 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:38:11 09:23:11 09:31:33
3 19wab jack Erkelens,melinda 126 Wylie Wabbit 19:45:50 09:30:50 09:39:19
4 11 Weckless Russell,Tim 126 Wylie Wabbit 20:47:00 10:32:00 10:41:23
5 26wab Kwazy Moore,Colin 126 Wylie Wabbit 21:22:13 11:07:13 11:17:08
6 16 bear wabbit malloy,jim 126 Wylie Wabbit 21:46:02 11:31:02 11:41:18
7 47 Furrari Petersen,Ethan 126 Wylie Wabbit 22:04:50 11:49:50 12:00:23
8 12wab Keala Tostenson,Ron 126 Wylie Wabbit 22:17:52 12:02:52 12:13:36

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 7.2 knots

Division=Moore 24
Date: 06/12/10 StartTime: 10:20:00 Distance: 67.5nm

Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected
1 85 8Ball Easom,Scott 150 Moore 24 flush Deck 21:41:36 11:21:36 11:05:22
2 75 PARAMOUR Fennell,Rowan 150 Moore 24 21:49:31 11:29:31 11:13:06
3 118 Banditos Kernot,John 150 Moore 24 21:58:33 11:38:33 11:21:55
4 51 Wet Spot O'Callaghan,Mike 150 Moore 24 22:03:19 11:43:19 11:26:34
5 155 Flying Tiger Seifers,Vaughn 150 Moore 24 SC 22:03:38 11:43:38 11:26:53
6 26 More Uff Da Braden,Ben 150 Moore 24 22:04:20 11:44:20 11:27:34
7 6 Ruby Mccarthy,Steve 150 Moore 24 22:05:15 11:45:15 11:28:28
8 86 Scarlett Vrolyk,Beau 150 Moore 24 22:09:38 11:49:38 11:32:44
9 34 Wave Ohes McQueen,Matt 150 Moore 24 22:10:38 11:50:38 11:33:43
10 102 Absinthe Nitake,Dan 150 Moore 24 22:12:30 11:52:30 11:35:32
11 124 More Cowbell! meyer,kathryn 150 Moore 24 22:15:17 11:55:17 11:38:15
12 83 Tranya Maxwell,Colleen 150 Moore24 22:15:39 11:55:39 11:38:37
13 77 Moorigami Siegel,John 150 Moore 24 22:26:21 12:06:21 11:49:03
14 76 JR Korman,Richard 150 Moore 24 22:28:47 12:08:47 11:51:26
15 55 Mercedes Verutti,Joel 150 Moore 24 22:28:49 12:08:49 11:51:28
16 90 Una Mas Peterson,Larry 150 Moore 24 22:33:51 12:13:51 11:56:23
17 10 WILDFIRE Ruderman,howard 150 Moore 24 22:33:58 12:13:58 11:56:29
18 106 Numa Boa English,Mark 150 Moore 24 22:36:03 12:16:03 11:58:32
19 122 Paddy Wagon McBurney,Sean 150 Moore 24 22:42:05 12:22:05 12:04:25
20 12 Double Trouble Durant,Kevin 150 Moore 24 22:44:33 12:24:33 12:06:49
21 29 LEGS Robertson,Lester 150 Moore 24 22:49:08 12:29:08 12:11:18
22 89 Mooretician Patterson,Roe 150 Moore 24 22:50:23 12:30:23 12:12:31
23 130m More Lundgren,Per 150 Moore 24 1|00:36:18 14:16:18 13:55:55
24 59 Morpheus Srigley,Rick 150 Moore 24 1|00:55:52 14:35:52 14:15:01
DNF 111 Morjito Archbald,Doug 150 Moore 24
DNF 71 Topper II Holbrook,Conrad 150 Moore 24
DNF 68 GRUNTLED Winer,Simon 150 moore 24
DNF 65 Masturbatone Hutchinson,Steve 150 Moore 24
DNF 28888 Crazy Eights Lee,Aaron 150 Moore 24
DNF 134 PENGUIN Dini,Matt 150 Moore 24 SC

Speed as VMG of winning boat: 5.9 knots

RaceOfficer:

Slackwater_SF
06-13-2010, 06:36 PM
Some pictures, about three miles from the finish,
a limited view from a levee:

Tuki went by with a screacher up
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1ppGww_Ik7HpbX9XEHJKHvr_bfwzomiVPHr99UgXBLAj2mZOG NBrgcFxu7pGnkEFEo4NcDtcnhiR9fOxeZ5W6J2w/IMG_0432.JPG?psid=1

F18 USA 28 went by with a gust, as did a few other boats.
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pMM5S3Z0u7R3M8jLvi5Ig7v41O54F6idG3nXgKmpv_nY6_kX PqPxGs8C6YjvaLjgU8hPuFc0m_RKlxjHSfvwZwQ/IMG_0453.JPG?psid=1

F18 USA 1898 had the spinnaker up, trav.down (~moving faster)
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pBmLMbwgpEH5TwwNJhawzYaNE9DhxuYXPGgzoM7glCITZ6Dd iR0d9KESoAdUeIyWVmmAGbjuKU6mMrUBEY2kQJw/IMG_0467.JPG?psid=1

Viva 27 (modifed) 87945, Cat Sass, slid by with a screacher
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pBukGBuOMGj1qOMeecrBceL_EHOaDqlnV0QmN1n22x8dAkrz 69p0Yn5bB4xh1Luz50JjyeJWj8vlUZ2FKThKiSA/IMG_0506.JPG?psid=1

Gallery Link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun)

Photo Credit: Stockton Sailing Club, BAMA

Slackwater_SF
06-13-2010, 06:49 PM
Hobie Miracle 20 sail 111, without Spinnaker
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pyeNALrZlAwhF71JMUqsNNt2UOjjCDME7MX9jQTpbOn9Q1sk RFweRmkdl_ZNe8XNQBPuOJaGg6dFqOMLDUUgCdA/IMG_0510.JPG?psid=1

Hobie Miracle 20 sail 935 with Spinnaker
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pYwg6Pu14Nc4cC0x19uqdjd0ba1LPzZ12dUANYWmNhq6pP_0 BIIa8S25-aFoQqzC3WHTOnx8SfHzRlop2712JMw/IMG_0520.JPG?psid=1

Nacra 5.8 sail#14 with spinnaker
Melges 32 sail# 166 with a jib-top?, reacher?,
use the term that is correct
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pVbXs4kGIco-69YMMN2yPvynwOQKPsJ9o43sD3pC-A3SQLfiBlvSHx8ZDFxwUjjc1mee4uOl2drPROhPp_VcJ9Q/IMG_0526.JPG?psid=1

Followed by
Melges 32 sail 162 without a spinnaker or jib.top
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pQ9oZYit61LGiGjqNyyl4Ou0NkzjabesxKd8XHig9rb3FLOY RR3SM3HND6iTithziil9QZpLF0tp5dx-DXa2NDQ/IMG_0538.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-13-2010, 06:54 PM
Melges 32 spinnakers are big and a big deal to set in a narrow channel.

Ready:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p5Rpua-bN0FywAoB1f7qEyBf3KeQ55voNHCozBnFciFWtyKeiCbrzqcjc lNUpZm3ea5ZOiPzxLGib6DyTlxJpPg/IMG_0542.JPG?psid=1

Set and fly:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p8iiIhp2Tx0WDRrrOeEtQZMZo9FlrkeWUBHEtZ3HynEzcjbA LlcPZdzpd27Gl98pufGywvF_zQoAakTi9MC2Ukw/IMG_0545.JPG?psid=1

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 11:51 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/11344798841328342719.jpg

Tuki beelines to the Carquinez Bridge leaving the fleet behind. Wind was pretty wimpy inside the straight.

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/08337146382880939478.jpg

Short tacking UP San Pablo Bay

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/68356859891844286303.jpg

Hobie 20 Carpe Diem drives through the azure waters of the California Delta

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/62207004212628763980.jpg

C&C 35 Volare punches through the pristine waters

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/98565478963981134103.jpg

Nacra 20 Rojo Rojo on the way to 2nd in Multi 1 Divison

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 12:05 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/53458875805436389031.jpg

Suddenly, a jet ski doesn't look like such a bad idea...

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/10902007113734418450.jpg

Tuki, doing that thing Formula 40's do, go really fast to weather

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/41499444455730565934.jpg

The wide expanses of marsh in Suisun Bay

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/35209051581815336486.jpg

Civalization on the right, rural life on the left

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/74492558255771912591.jpg

Entering New York Cut

buster_hymen
06-14-2010, 01:04 PM
my butt hurts

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 01:13 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/36946495693401814460.jpg

Brendan Busch " Gets Happy" on his way to numero uno in Express 27 class

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 01:28 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/58412897030571413385.jpg

Rhino, Peter Schmalzers Nacra 5.8 about to launch!

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 02:18 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/77676575817068203086.jpg

Pat Barrett's Viva 27 Cat Sass staying upright!

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 02:51 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/85951218724890896791.jpg

Did Robert ever get to the distilled Aguave?

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 02:53 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/86652511949292577084.jpg

Cat Sass trying to poke a little fun at Scarlett

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 03:02 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/92058572745691212579.jpg


I really like that picture because when I will look back on this DDR I mostly remember the 1.5 hr beat to Carquinez in the big flood and a lot of 2 sail single and double trap reaching in the death zone down San Pablo Bay. We had a great race with another F18 sailed by Craig Yandow and Andy Kolb and finally got away from them near New York Cut.
This year was another adventure and the different wind direction made the course look unfamiliar in places.
All but two of the beach cats finished and everyone we talked to at the boat ramp while we unrigged were already looking forward to next year.
I think having Jeremy Leonard from Surf City Catamarans out on the course in his power skiff makes everyone more secure.
The beach cat fleet should be even bigger next year.
Jay Glaser

Photoboy
06-14-2010, 03:51 PM
The 1st 202 Photos! (http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery.asp?userid=the_REAL_photoboy&gallery_id=2118227)

Only 1,000 more to go!

Wheee!!!

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 01:42 PM
F18 USA 1628, Gonzo:

blazing along, mainsail torn, ... about 3 miles from the Stockton Sailing Club

pic.bigger http://22ibcq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pQzmS5y1GhB7Iithf2sQD7e5xYRiLWZmvMNHSj0ewhDkEIAb o97jQhuye7cucVmXbl6W-4P2eiwTbHPCNeFB_rbU-fanvZ7jA/IMG_0575x.JPG?psid=1

pic.gallery link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0575x.JPG)

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:23 PM
1. Wabbit # 35, Bad Hare Day (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0664.JPG))
2. Wabbit #8426, Mr.MacGregor
3. Wabbit # 19, Jack
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p2Z8a4Mu930XsB1qPQZzeLOtGIBnufdvNDWfMl7Z1GJVIpzL 8rDGYLEFrTB1hzyHphtxAx3p7tlZxoOhK6plVwA/IMG_0664.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:25 PM
1. Wabbit # 35, Bad Hare Day
2. Wabbit #8426, Mr.MacGregor (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0670.JPG))
3. Wabbit # 19, Jack
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p0LrrRqUfC7K69iCYVWJlrDyl7fpFIWZ7ODiv02OOet-4KfANyfHctJzG1L7FzJ-X22Ek0B0JSImCCzDNdfgndA/IMG_0670.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:27 PM
1. Wabbit # 35, Bad Hare Day
2. Wabbit #8426, Mr.MacGregor
3. Wabbit # 19, Jack (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0673.JPG))

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pHgrQHAZ8hPtMqCfDDsjh4eUGi8QsF2HP23HJQIkfSdjrgnA iophQK9Njljki0PNq_CtNMuWxUo4K_2LbnYkmvw/IMG_0673.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:30 PM
1. Melges.24 USA.303, Average White Boat (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0608.JPG))
2. Melges.24 USA.24, Smokin
3. Melges.24 USA 7524, Bandit (missingpic, probably drifted across w/chute collapsed?)

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pdb3uX8qxUFllK7fw6s1pmpe__ij_icPkOx0mJdNd8E31IAM M6MNAIG5sik_8LkZhyN5GYHPb5GdfwwArPF95Ew/IMG_0608.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:32 PM
1. Melges.24 USA.303, Average White Boat
2. Melges.24 USA.24, Smokin (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0618.JPG))
3. Melges.24 USA 7524, Bandit (missingpic, probably drifted across w/chute collapsed?)


http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pvKB5eUh51RQtBCuGDQmtb9QVwY1rIB23rPqL13zGSEtqGyQ 6vhP-p07KDwIlyMz3gAtzvEz-5DJeXH4hiU7K8Q/IMG_0618.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:34 PM
Div.2 Light
1 8344 Enigma, Olson 30 Link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0631.JPG)
2 87014 Dragonsong, Olson 30
3 77916 HOOT, Olson 30


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Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:38 PM
Div.2 Light
1 8344 Enigma, Olson 30
2 87014 Dragonsong, Olson 30 (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0632.JPG))
3 77916 HOOT, Olson 30

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pqZgN310FIJNxOoYRMjTJX8rGD9L7c3r5ARqIUv-9DHcDotGkXNoaLbnhcFFKyHQRl9W1IJjS3k9eLn577C1hag/IMG_0632.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Dragonsong, finishing, drifting, ...
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p3If_ULFscEbaTRWg73sJipYgjK3j5NbzyjwF_AtmluPdgL9 V9VfWFp6-z27uMpdhGZecEVMbxerN7-b8gOky9Q/IMG_0635.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:42 PM
Div.2 Light
1 8344 Enigma, Olson 30
2 87014 Dragonsong, Olson 30
3 77916 HOOT, Olson 30 (link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0658.JPG))

wind speed decreasing,

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pb80NmSJwAdtS15bnqTXgqNTCFzZaz_r59tOSN_4GErXPhUM PMUhQhkdy49lE8xCirViG8pWCH8y7Qa-Beb0rbA/IMG_0658.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 02:52 PM
1. Melges.24 USA.303, Average White Boat
2. Melges.24 USA.24, Smokin (link)
3. Melges.24 USA 7524, Bandit (missingpic, probably drifted across w/chute collapsed?)
4. Melges.24 USA301 Stimulus Bill Link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0623.JPG)

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p00KB4A_FswE6RfYpuo2G7oSrcyaUrR4OXdWU5UDROiqUz4E QIdgkrWnGU__JDYKhJINSoduqk_qkoAXQvi4oTg/IMG_0623.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Division=Heavy 2

1 59 Henry Hannah Cal 40
2 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Cal 40 link.Benicia (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0309.JPG)
3 7 Lilith Wyliecat 39
4 28632 Uno, Wyliecat 30
5 161 Sir Leansalot, Hunter 40

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pIrGTdkqwq13ch-eEDtc8T4z70nh2YPXZly-sv3alO85U-Vdj1NcdVFlP0NvKJwijVCeRq2KZlsWpUh4_GmWf6Q/IMG_0309.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Division=Heavy 2

1 59 Henry Hannah Cal 40
2 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Cal 40 link.Stockton (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0645.JPG)
3 7 Lilith Wyliecat 39
4 28632 Uno, Wyliecat 30
5 161 Sir Leansalot, Hunter 40

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Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:05 PM
Division=Heavy 2

1 59 Henry Hannah Cal 40
2 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Cal 40
3 7 Lilith Wyliecat 39
4 28632 Uno, Wyliecat 30 link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0649.JPG)
5 161 Sir Leansalot, Hunter 40

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pQIkPpVyrSbsjhFmAZfvSAryPymf2x4lh2E_uSkMjl6_9qoW KQqSwHYu1S-v9dS_Qf04Ic1K1q--1Deu1yHZ8cg/IMG_0649.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:08 PM
Division=Heavy 2

1 59 Henry Hannah Cal 40
2 7817 Redhead (formerly Far,Far) Cal 40
3 7 Lilith Wyliecat 39
4 28632 Uno, Wyliecat 30
5 161 Sir Leansalot, Hunter 40 link.Benicia (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0315.JPG)

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pz5-f-tOH1cKGYft-jXw_AaDB996Bm5akLE1FvZNzCWFQL11b5gKe2s8TYCAifwPqyE pWmj226UaW2amboR_BYw/IMG_0315.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:18 PM
Division=Multi 2
1 173 Water Wings, F-31RS link.benicia (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0277.JPG)
2 277 Papillon, F27-sq.top

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p8lWwAttudqfFyOJB2qo-3-zvPZOmAWVoL2ykuz16Ezk8deo3wBBgAs8cQweuviAEyxCoDkCa 5LVKAgm3tvs84A/IMG_0276.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:20 PM
Division=Multi 2
1 173 Water Wings, F-31RS link.near-Stockton (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0560.JPG)
2 277 Papillon, F27-sq.top


http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pqvvXqyIaKFcpGWVAsdA3Lg_MqJCBxoNgWebdbveqmEsJaOr SfAgKCamrJLdFHNzo-AUQTAwJNRnDG55x42tm-A/IMG_0560.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Division=Multi 2
1 173 Water Wings, F-31RS
2 277 Papillon, F27-sq.top link.Benicia (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0352.JPG)

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pgQKw7qg5yft00HrwTUJ5SwrhXAEiWsniotE7_NSC1fkez8z 3fr-JCfiriKUb4_kWRnBvJvz9vYjJUexfjdjo3Q/IMG_0352.JPG?psid=1

Slackwater_SF
06-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Division=Multi 2
1 173 Water Wings, F-31RS
2 277 Papillon, F27-sq.top Stockton Finish Area (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/self.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun/IMG%5E_0640.JPG)

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1plF8A7vx-sS8O-LjAIGL-vAS5PaDDXlBjH4tSjN_UABbM4C2SEoN4aZOdtl9F1T-WT-4ezZ__4bA5BfmxzUJTPQ/IMG_0640.JPG?psid=1

aA
06-16-2010, 08:10 AM
friday's race went something like this...

the start
http://i47.tinypic.com/n4fevc.jpg

little did i know at the time, the boat should have still been there on the trailer...
http://i45.tinypic.com/6z79c8.jpg

the maze...
http://i47.tinypic.com/2vwclrl.jpg

'fire on the mountain' played through the 24/680 split...
http://i47.tinypic.com/2mo5kjd.jpg

the dreaded pleasanton/livermore corridor...
http://i47.tinypic.com/29g24qf.jpg

on the downhill slide...
http://i48.tinypic.com/nqxsuf.jpg

destination 'march lane'...
http://i49.tinypic.com/mj96qr.jpg

2 hours port to port...
http://i46.tinypic.com/20rnxhf.jpg



and back in time to ryc before the bar was closed!

Slackwater_SF
06-16-2010, 01:04 PM
Benicia to Stockton:
Highway 4 was 15-20 mph passing Antioch.
Good news, no accidents or fires.

Surf City Racing
06-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Did any of you pro photogs get any pics of the SC Skiff? Let me know.

Good times!

Photoboy
06-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Did any of you pro photogs get any pics of the SC Skiff? Let me know.

Good times!

You mean the power craft?

Cassidy
06-16-2010, 05:32 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/2mo5kjd.jpg

"fire on the mountain' played through the 24/680 split.."

Diablo?

Slackwater_SF
06-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Did any of you photogs get any pics of the SC Skiff?

There was a RIB waaaaay far off in some of the pictures from the Benicia Pier.

Is that the SC Skiff pulling on the stern of a freighter to turn it?
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p2uI8y-f-XyuyM5M8JgLDRZXWATvo8JeDfoBEocLS-6UdxAabGC9u8n4gY9FchEWmFWVsiagy33ViKIFpZtLfYg/IMG_0245.JPG

2010.DDR.pics (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/2010%5E_DeltaDitchRun)

Surf City Racing
06-16-2010, 06:53 PM
Thanks for that, slack. Yeah, the power craft. Hey, it was built by Hobie at least. ;)

Photoboy
06-16-2010, 07:14 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/61508056060994361128.jpg

I got this rib kicking ass and naming names at New York Cut...

Compared to the whoopin Tuki gave the Protector....I'd buy like, 20 big prints just to show friends and relatives...

Photoboy
06-16-2010, 07:34 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/39078861947089561815.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/10218562456032346192.jpg

FYI....the middle of Suisun Bay....

Don't go there...

Surf City Racing
06-17-2010, 12:32 AM
Compared to the whoopin Tuki gave the Protector....I'd buy like, 20 big prints just to show friends and relatives...

Tuki's not THAT fast.;)

http://surfcityracing.smugmug.com/Boats/Delta-Ditch-2010/IMG7834/899883655_SqU5L-L-2.jpg

And the protector? Meh.;)

http://surfcityracing.smugmug.com/Boats/Delta-Ditch-2010/IMG7852/899902664_qJpyT-L-3.jpg

Photoboy
06-17-2010, 01:05 PM
Dr, J...

I've found some distant shots, but nothing close, clean and incriminating..will advise as I weed through the pile...

You in SF for the Noods?

Divisionbyzero
05-30-2011, 05:52 PM
I've procrastinated long enough. I'm looking for a ride for this year's Ditch. Anyone in need? This will be my 11th year doing the race. I can drive, trim, do bow, provide you with some local knowledge, pass up beers or just sit on the rail. Please let me know! I've done the race on boats ranging from the Melges 24, Moore 24, Choate 40, CM1200, Farr 30, and a few others I've probably forgotten about. Missed last year because of work, I'm not going to let that happen again. Thanks in advance!

Donut Town
05-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Another crew call.

Have a friend coming in from OZ looking for a ride, dinghy and keel boat experience.

FD1USA
05-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Please contact me for a ride on a 33 foot asym.

war dog
05-31-2011, 02:05 PM
I've procrastinated long enough. I'm looking for a ride for this year's Ditch. Anyone in need? This will be my 11th year doing the race. I can drive, trim, do bow, provide you with some local knowledge, pass up beers or just sit on the rail. Please let me know! I've done the race on boats ranging from the Melges 24, Moore 24, Choate 40, CM1200, Farr 30, and a few others I've probably forgotten about. Missed last year because of work, I'm not going to let that happen again. Thanks in advance!


I will vouch for this guy I have sailed with him and his dad through the years and will guarantee that he would be an asset to any boat that takes him!!!

Divisionbyzero
05-31-2011, 06:44 PM
I will vouch for this guy I have sailed with him and his dad through the years and will guarantee that he would be an asset to any boat that takes him!!!

Thanks War Dog!

FD1USA
05-31-2011, 11:56 PM
I've procrastinated long enough. I'm looking for a ride for this year's Ditch. Anyone in need? This will be my 11th year doing the race. I can drive, trim, do bow, provide you with some local knowledge, pass up beers or just sit on the rail. Please let me know! I've done the race on boats ranging from the Melges 24, Moore 24, Choate 40, CM1200, Farr 30, and a few others I've probably forgotten about. Missed last year because of work, I'm not going to let that happen again. Thanks in advance!

Did you find a ride?