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    The Mini Duxship

    With an order of "Standing Down" by the USCG following the Low Speed Chase tragedy in force, the Nor Cal OYRA fleet showed up regardless for a truncated version of the Duxship, which usually sails out the Gate, heads up to the Duxbury Reef Buoy then down to the SF Entrance Buoy before returning to SF.


    Ray Minhan's Santa Cruz 50 "Emily Carr" ghosting towards the Bay Bridge

    Settling for a course which took the fleet outside the Gate, around Bonita Buoy then back inside the Gate, to YRA 8 then finishing inside the Estuary at the Encinal Yacht Club, was a far cry from real ocean racing, and one might have expected a complete defection, yet, for the most part, most took it in stride.



    Andy Newell's Santana 35' Ahi enjoys some fresh breeze inside the Bay

    A 3.3 knot ebb took the boats out for a very quick ride, despite the near ghosting conditons at the start, and with plenty of breeze just outside the bridge, playing the edges brought the fleet back in in rapid fashion.



    Gary Troxels Beneteau 423' Tiki-J Finds pressure near Treasure Island

    The SW breeze filled in just in time to give most boats plenty of SMG along the southern flank of Angel Island and over to YRA, then things got interesting.



    Zamazan and Jamani run out of gas just inside the Bay Bridge





    Wayne Lampreys Quest 33 "Rhum Boogie" was on of several who opted for the inland option sailing in the lee if Treasure Island, which can lead into a death hole behind Yerba Buena, this time, it payed off.




    "Just Happy To Be Here" pretty much sums up the mood on the Cal 20 "Can o' Whoopass" which suffered major damage just a couple weeks earlier. Here Richard Von Ehrenkrook points to the point of impact which was miraculously repaired by
    Gordy Nash. The Can was able to carry the kite all the way to the EYC!






    Sometimes timing is everything, as Mark Nuemans Catalina 36 "Seabiscuit" and Phil Mummah's Gibsea 43 No Ka Oi found out. The building seabreeze arrive just in time to give them all they could handle! The 1st to finish was Rob Barton's Andrews 56' Cipango followed closely by by SC 50 "Deception", 1D35 "Dark and Stormy" NM Custom "Quiver" & IMX 38' "Hawkeye" shortly after noon. That's rather early for an ocean race, and leaves lots of time for honey do lists at home. The smart sailors took advantage of Jim Quanci's generous offer of a free keg at the Encinal Yacht Club where they had time to chat with fellow sailors, enjoy some brilliant sun and relax, another rarity in the OYRA circuit!

    RESULTS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photoboy View Post

    Sometimes timing is everything, as Mark Nuemans Catalina 36 "Seabiscuit" and Phil Mummah's Gibsea 43 No Ka Oi found out. The building seabreeze arrive just in time to give them all they could handle! The 1st to finish was Rob Barton's Andrews 56' Cipango followed closely by by SC 50's Deception and Hana Ho and Emily Carr, shortly after noon. That's rather early for an ocean race, and leaves lots of time for honey do lists at home. The smart sailors took advantage of Jim Quanci's generous offer of a free keg at the Encinal Yacht Club where they had time to chat with fellow sailors, enjoy some brilliant sun and relax, another rarity in the OYRA circuit!

    Results are not yet posted, but when they are, you can find them HERE!!
    Couple of corrections and notes, but the finishes actually went more like this -
    Cipango
    Deception
    Dark and Stormy
    Quiver
    Hawkeye

    Hana Ho did not race on Saturday, Tiburon and the Hand also were no shows in the fast fleet though we did see Tiburon out sailing around in Raccoon when we came into the Bay. Cipango was out of sight and around TI before the rest of us got through. Emily Carr and some others decided to take the city side, while us, Deception and quite a few others took the EB side. We had a fun exchange joking around with the Deception crew when they finally passed us at TI, then we passed them again going into the Estuary, only to have Hawkeye and Quiver come sailing by nicely. Deception, Quiver and Hawkeye had an interesting drag race coming down the Estuary until Deception pulled ahead. We all but shot ourselves in the foot (thanks to Jeff on Quiver for not sticking it to us when he had every right to do so) and then as luck would have it we couldn't get our jib top up and had to finish under the kite on way too tight of a reach to hit the finish line in third.

    Was fun. Gorgeous day, no reason to not have done the real course. We did notice a CG heli coming down the Marin coast about a mile after we had rounded Bonita.

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    Thanks Kimmy...my sources failed me on the finishers...
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    NP, it turned out, other than the no breeze getting into the Estuary, to be a gorgeous day to sail!

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    Thank you to PB for starting this thread and for everyone who came out to support OYRA. No hard feelings to those who chose to stay home either. That is why we made it a no-counter.

    The OYRA crowd is diverse in nearly every way. Every subject seems to split the fleet 50/50.

    By my count 24 boats showed up and raced, 26 boats stayed home and one of those is a multi-hull with no mast.

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    That is Tiki-J not tiki blue in the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch-22 View Post
    That is Tiki-J not tiki blue in the photo.


    Are you sure?...hindsight is 20/30 ....too much editing too little sleeps....

    Pretty pics of some boats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Newell View Post
    Thank you to PB for starting this thread and for everyone who came out to support OYRA. No hard feelings to those who chose to stay home either. That is why we made it a no-counter.

    The OYRA crowd is diverse in nearly every way. Every subject seems to split the fleet 50/50.

    By my count 24 boats showed up and raced, 26 boats stayed home and one of those is a multi-hull with no mast.

    Thanks Andy,

    Still wish it counted though!
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