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Photoboy
07-19-2012, 11:44 AM
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Yesterday practice race got things underway the the StFYC's Kiteboard Course Racing North Americans and Formula Windsurfing Championships. 66 top kiteboard course racers from around the world are in attendance including a bevy of Bay Area sailors which are constant podium dwellers at events world wide. 1st gun today is 1:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday starts are at 2:00 PM


Linky (http://www.stfyc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=358162&ssid=266030&vnf=1)

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/41811567601155664494.jpg Hey! Isn't that ole whats-his-face doing P.R.O. work on the Willie?

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Huntin's good this time of year!

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Photoboy
07-20-2012, 04:10 PM
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A wide variety of conditions on the City Front yesterday as the 1st 3 real races got underway at the Kiteboard and Formula Windsurfing North Americans. With an early 1:00 PM start to accommodate the start of the E Division of the Pac Cup, breeze hovered in the light teens for the 1st two races, frustrating those anticipating Crissys usual powerful winds. It wasn't until the Pac Cup start had exited the Bay and the RC had reorganized, contending with a deep fog bank and a litany of inbound ships that the windgods smiled and gave the sailors a little of what they came for. A 2.87 knot ebb added to the festivities creating a bit of havoc for those not quite used to compensating at congested marks and start lines.


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In the Formula Board department. Wilhelm Schurmann of Brazil posted twon aces and a 6 to take a 6 points to 11 advantage over Great Britain's Xavier Ferlet



In the 66 person kiteboard fleets, divided into white and blue divisions, things were frustrating for even locals attempting to choose the proper kite and fin size. The weather appeared at times to be building and then back off, begin build and back off again. It wasn't until near 5:00 PM and the 3rd race commenced that Crissy brought some 20 knots plus to the table and those with the ability to prosper in 3-5 swell, lumpy boat traffic wakes and gusty conditions prospered.


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It's always nice when the ferry boats bring their passengers in close to the action!

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The waiting is the hardest part. An hour plus delay between races, isn't usual, but in cases like yesterday, a necessity.

Results (http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=5440&show_manufacturer=1&show_crew=1)


Event Website (http://www.stfyc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=358162&ssid=266030&vnf=1)

Photoboy
07-22-2012, 03:53 PM
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Current Results! (http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=5440&show_manufacturer=1&show_crew=1)

Photoboy
07-23-2012, 10:46 AM
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The final edition!

Final Results! (http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=5440&show_manufacturer=1&show_crew=1)

Top Formula Windsurfer:

1)Wilhelm Schurmann

2)Jesper Vesterstroem

3)Al Mirel

Top Kiteboarders

1)John Heineken

2)Bryan Lake

3)Adam Koch