• All Wrapped Up At Point Pinole

    Charging Towards The Sisters...

    Teams of one sailing to where many have never gone before...

    The "No Trophy Solo Single Handed North Bay Regatta" held on Saturday by the good folk at SSS was sailed in rather pleasant
    yet breezy conditions, and utilized the following course:

    COURSE (A review of charts 18654 and 18649 is suggested.)
    From the START,
    • to Sisters leaving BOTH to starboard, note depths at these pair of rocks just east of Pt. San Pedro
    • then to Pinole Pt. daymark leaving it to starboard, FL 2.5s 15 ft. 5M “P”
    • then to Red Rock leaving it to port
    • then to FINISH line in Keller Cove

    The 19 mile course utilized the Sisters as one mark and Point Pinole as the most up river / down wind mark, and all was well for the most part
    until a slight mishap for Alan Hebert and this S2 sloop that fell victim of some sticky things on the day marker at "Point Pin Hole"

    image© Jacki Philpott

    I saw it happen... Starboard rounding of Pt.Pinole Mark (During the SSS North Bay Race)
    I took the rounding wide to not drive over the S2. He tacked to go on port just as an E27 came flying around the mark on starboard. The S2 ducked the E27 and then he headed up after completing the duck to look forward to say “awww f#%k” and then straight into the Mark.
    Luckily there was a bigger boat (I think a Cal 40) who was able to drop their sails immediately and render assistance.
    Not something you want to see happen or to have it happen to you.
    Ryan Nelson
    Mini Transat ROGUE

    67 boats signed up for this "Solos Only" event and were dispatched into 9 divisions.... We will have more photos, and results when we have them.
    But here is a sampling of what you missed or did not, depending on your situation...

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