• North Bay Solo Madness

    Last weekend's SSS's Singlehanded No Trophy North Bay Race was a pure single handed only event that attracted 67 entrants
    and good pressure for a 20.5 nm romp from the Southampton area up to the Sisters then to the kite eating daymark at Point Pinole and leaving Red Rock to port before finishing
    at the Richmond YC's Race Deck. As far as we know, this is the 1st time The Sister's or the Point Pinole Day Marker have been used for any races, with mixed opinions on the
    day marker.... A threat of rain was forecast by the weather wonks and less wind than actually greeted the sailors. With no pressure about making room for another
    shiny knick-knack, that solo sailors could embrace the pure joy of bragging rights and memories instead of bling....

    Here are a few frames from the day with clever captions to explain who, what, why and why not....

    John Kalucki's J-109 Lindo on his way to not collecting a trophy for his victory in Division 4!

    Synthia Petroka puts on a single handed gybe with here Hawkfarm 28' Eyrie at the Sisters
    and the W in Div 5

    Chuck Hooper's Contessa 33' Warwhoop on his way to also collecting no trophy for victory in Division

    Rebecca Hinden sails Bombora to the top of podium in the E-27 division

    Jonathan Livingston was division 7's winner on his well traveled Wylie 39' Punk Dolphin

    Jeff Mulvihill's Olson 30'Werewolf howled to division 08

    David Rasmussen's Salty Cat out front of a trio of Wylie 30's and on his way to a near 6 minute
    advantage over the next boat in Division 3

    Truls Mkklebust's F37 Raven lead the entire fleet the entire race and posted a corrected time of 2:36:37
    His 2:28:25 Elapsed time for the 20.5 nm course might stick around for a while.

    Raven making tracks!

    Lindo's John Kaluka


    This article was originally published in forum thread: All Wrapped Up At Point Pinole started by Photoboy View original post