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    2018 SSS Corinthian



    Editing gallery at present... Great day with variable conditions and finally some wind...

    1st 1/2 of selects gallery can be seen HERE!

    Results can be seen HERE!

    Reportee to follow...











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    Saw this while putting away the boat Saturday afternoon...

    Hmmmmm....
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    A competitive edge for some of the racers?

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    Early Season Shrimping



    The guys on J-88 Juno had finally got their kite set and the halyard released.

    The kite quickly became a sea anchor, and they quickly responded and got here reeled back in.

    Things obviously could have gone pear shaped, so kudos for the quick work getting it back and

    getting back in the race... Hard enough to clean up with full crew, short handed is work out!




















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    Didn't think shrimp season opened until March 15th.


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    mmmmm, fresh shrimps!

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    2018 SSS Corinthian Regatta: Cool Runnings



    The 2nd event in the Single-Handed Sailing Society’s 2018 season was held this past Saturday and hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club. 129 entries makes this the 2nd most popular event on the short handed circuit, right behind the legendary 3Bridge Fiasco.

    Cool crisp conditions and a sun cloud mix, with a waning ebb greeted the fleet for the 11:00 start off Pt. Knox. 14 divisions with single handed and double handed boats and an 18nm course that rounded Little Harding Rock in a light southerly and then spread out across the central bay before reconvening at Blossom Rock. During that period, the wind, as predicted clocked west and increased to the low teens, giving a significant advantage to boats south of Alcatraz, changing their headsails for kites before the late starters and northerly boats could.










    Blackaller Buoy to the west followed with another regrouping of the fleet as boats worked their way through the ever-present wind shadow in the lee of Fort Point before accelerating towards Point Blunt in increasing pressure and accelerating grins from the cockpits. For many of these boats which participated in the wind starved 3BF, it was redemption for the prior frustration.


    The multis led the charge, with Randy Miller’s newly acquired Open 8.5, Mama Tried charging well ahead of the fleet. The boat was acquired from famed designer Pete Melvin after last years Race 2 Alaska, where it sailed to 1st place under the name Pure & Wild /Freeburd. Randy and crew Colin Dunphy would round Southampton well in front, but chose the longer distance route back to central bay, and gave up valuable time to the other multis which chose Raccoon Strait to Little Harding and finish.





    Mama Tried would finish in an impressive 3:00:26, but would come in behind both Ocealys 3, the Diam 24 OD sailed by Fred Bouju and Erwan Menard finishing in2:58:05 as well as Darren Doud and Jeremy Boyette aboard the Corsair 31 Roshambo which finished 02:59:23. The correction factor (-18) also gobbled up additional time pushing Mama Tried down the finish chart a few more notches, but Randy is undeterred, and will continue campaigning her in the SSS shorthanded events as well as a few addition point to point races, and may give the R2AK another shot next summer.
    William and Tammy Cook on the Corsair F 24 Wings would claim the DH Multi division with a 5 minute cushion over 2nd place f-31 Ma’s Rover.

    Not far behind, Seldom Seen Daniel Alvarez, sailing solo on reconfigured JS-9000 Jetstream, would lead all SH monos around the course. Daniel adjusted his mast rake forward 3 degrees and added length to boom and increased sail plan with his new set of sails, finally replacing the rags he had been competing with in years past, yet the boat has been a beast in good breeze, so expect even more pickle dishes coming his way. Daniel completed the 18 nm course in just 3:10:24. Single handed, and did not fly the kite in the windiest leg. Impressive.




    The DH Spin 108 and under had the fastest group of elapsed time boats including Nicholas Popp and Jacques Benkoski aboard the Sunfast 3600 Invictus that completed the course in 03:07:18, perhaps the best day racing on the bay thus far for Nick and Jacques in DH configuration, when asked about the afternoon, Nicholas stated: “Insanely awesome! We use a new mind technique to confuse our competitors. After YRA 16 it was blowing 20, so we pop the chute and complete an immediate mega broach. That cooled down everyone else behind and we took off. If we had actually planned such mental game, we would have been brilliant, ahahaha”. Cinde Lou Delma sailing with Ron Tostenson on her Alerion Express would claim the division on corrected time of 03:14:58







    The biggest one design group for this race was the Express 27’s, with 14 boats on the line. Motorcycle Irene with Zachary Anderson and Will Paxton would lead from start to finish, edging out Ray Lotto and Steve Carroll aboard El Raton by 4 m28s. One of the more interesting incidents on the bay Saturday involved the E-27’s Wylie Coyote and Tequila Mockingbird, which were between Alcatraz and Point Blunt when the Chevron Tanker, Mississippi Voyager, which had been in holding pattern off Angel Island, decided to put’er in gear and start moving forward again, taking the boats by surprise. The complementary 5 blasts under Rule 9 took Wylie Coyote out of the race yet the nearby Tequila Mockingbird sailed away
    With no repercussion. The tanker then turned north toward Richmond when the majority of the fleet had assembled in mass at Southampton, as if they had it planned all along…






    Other winners would be:
    Truls Myklebust on F-27 Raven taking SH Multihull
    Joe Balderama on Archimedes winning e-27 SH
    Will Baylis and Rich Bergsund winning DH Sportboat on the Moore 24 Orca
    SH Spin 111-159 going to Al Germain on Wyliecat 30 Bandicoot
    DH 111-159 won by Brendan Mayer and Steve Wonner oboard Wyliecat 30 Uno
    SH Spin 162 and over won by Scott Owens on his Schumacher 1/4ton Summertime Dream
    DH Spin 162 and over: Santana 22 Byte Size sailed by Anna Alderkamp and Steve Horn
    SH Non Spin PHRF : Jim Erskine on his Cal 33-2 Kira
    DH Non Spin PHRF: Schumacher 40 “ Q” with Glenn Isaacson and Liz Baylis

    RESULTS

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    It was a great day!

    Thanks for being out there!

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