• Gluttons For Punishment

    We attempt two 30+ mile races in the same day on our JPK 1080 'Psycho Tiller', sailing out of San Francisco Bay. We placed first in the 32 mile "Duxship" Ocean series race. First race started at 9:50am and in normal years the Duxship typically finishes around 3 or 4 pm. The Midnight Moonlight Marathon is a 35 mile pursuit race with our scheduled start at 5:59pm. What could possibly go wrong?

    Mini/micro report: Intentions were to get a couple of the GFP's as they started their 2nd race, but upon check the tracker
    and AIS in the late morning, it was apparent that the DuxShip parking lot was going to consume the majority of the day
    for most boats just to get back in the Bay. And alas, a 21:00 ais tracker showed on of them, Bright Hour parked up in the mud
    at Point San Pablo with tide ebbing....

    However, the SFYC's MMM did have a number of boats start on time, and the two Cal 20's

    Can o Whoopass and Saliente dueling out the 1st starts of the pursuit race to Vallejo and back.

    It was another year of early starters getting the best wind, and tides and daylight, with Paul Sutcheck and Greg Huffman
    spent the late afternoon and evening chasing CoW up San Pablo Bay and back, with darkness falling about
    the end of San Pablo Bay. 12-15 knots of wind Paul reports, not anything drastic like the NWS had forecasted.

    The Cal 20's would finish 1-2 and, for the umpteenth time, Saliente would get 2nd place or 1st Loser,
    depending how you look at it....

    And for his efforts, Pablo would get another nifty backpack, just like last year!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The unofficial inaugural YRA July 20th Two Timer: OYRA Duxship & Midnight Moonlight started by psycho tiller View original post