Chilly Frostbite results for 12/11/11

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Seasonal temperatures finally put a chill in the air, which was moving either in all directions or not at all. Race Committee Stuart declared the course to be North South, but direction of the course was sometimes arbitrary. Wind directions were unpredictable and shifting 180 degrees within a few minutes.

Despite the light air, Race Committee sent sailors on longer than usual courses. The second race was a very long windward leeward race north to GC3 and around a south mark.

Throughout the day, forward momentum was a challenge.

On the fourth race, a triangle course, three boats were carried across the downwind finish line by a puff of air that declined in strength. Other boats that had not yet made the upwind mark behind them were stopped in their tracks. Boats sailed "forward" only to remain stationary due to unfavorable current relative to the target mark.

The 5th "windward leeward" race was in reality nearly a windward windward race.

Andrew took first place for the day. Jeff took second, and Dave S. took third for the day. Wayne who is new to The Frozen Few this season, had a first place finish in the last race and took fourth for the day!

Race committee completed five races (T, W, G, T, W).

Skipper \ CourseScore
3Dave Saunders3336217
6Bill S.5577428
7DougDNF 8658633
8Bill G.DNC 9DNC 9DNF 93737
DNCdid not competeDid not attend the race or did not come to the starting area.
DNSdid not startSailed in the starting area, but did not cross the starting line.
DNFdid not finishStarted the race, but did not cross the finish line.
DSQdisqualifiedFinished but not scored, perhaps due to a rules violation.
RAFretired after finishingVoluntarily withdrew from the race after finishing, perhaps in response to a protest.

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