Wind from Where?! Frostbite racing results for 1/29/2012

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Race Committee, Stuart, placed the wind mark between the north and south docks this week for the frostbite sailors at Edgewood. Wind was variable, shifty with strong gusts. Wind was mostly from the west, except when it wasn't. Lulls would often precede a dramatic shift in wind direction. Four boats capsized during racing when gusts caught sailors by surprise. Boats were all right side up again quickly, and sailors enjoyed figuring out where the wind was going to come from next.

Right before the last race, Jeff L lost his tiller extension. He rigged a make shift tiller extension from bungee cord, a one foot piece of thin line, and about six inches of yarn to continue sailing. Jeff L had a difficult start in the last race where he got stuck in irons at the pin end of the start line on port tack, and yet he came from behind to claim a first place! For the day, Jeff L had a perfect set of first place finishes in all races.

Dave S. came in second for the day with a perfect set of twos.

Temperatures were in the 40s. Sunny, not many clouds in the sky.

Five races were completed. (T W O G W2)

Skipper \ CourseScore
2Dave Saunders2222210
3Bill S.3354318
6Bill G.DNC 9636731
7WayneDNF 8575631
8Alan688DNC 9DNC 940
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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