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Board » Practice Racing » KEY LIME Practice Match Racing

Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
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We have a new chart with lots of islands, but little time....

For discussion, and NOT FINAL!

I suggest a first race from the Key Lime Start location to Marathon Key. (24.720n 81.070w)

That is a big target for beaching at night, and provides many short courses for Sunday Monday racing from there.

Provisional start time today 1800z ???

Please post thoughts here, or on an active chat where you see the usual suspects.
OR... just up to Sanibel Island (26.442 / 82.030) ... a distance of 30nm. Current forecast winds are 6-7kts from 130d, so this would be doable in roughly 4hrs or so.
Or around island group at
81.69
25.87

then beach island NE start
81.75
25.98

would be maybe 20nm and very diverse..
ALL SOLERS WELCOME TO JOIN IN!

At 1800utc TODAY there will be a quick practice matchrace:

FROM: the SOL start
TO AND ROUND: island group at 25.87 /81.69 (your choice of rounding)
BACK TO: beach at 25.98 /81.75

THEN

overnight, either cruising together or making your own way, please relocate to to Marathon Key at 24.72 / 81.07 where tomorrow there will be a second practice race!!

MATCHRACERS IN RACE ONE

76T (CAN)
Bacchus (NED)
crzycanuk (CAN)
Hutch (GBR)
newsartist (USA)
Rainbow(GBR)
sassy (SWE)
Smo (FIN)
Tazumaki (GER)

By 1845 the rankings based on the GE straight line DTG to the furthest point of the Island Group are:

1. Bacchus 3.8nm
2. Smo 4.3nm
3. Hutch 4.4nm
Sassy 4.4nm
5. Tazu 4.5nm
news 4.5nm
7. 76T 4.6nm
Rainbow 4.6nm
9. canuk 4.9nm


At 1909hrs Rainbow turned for the rounding first, being almost the furthest out, joined by Smo and then canuk, the right-about group expanded to include news, sassy and Hutch leaving 76T, Tazu and Bacchus to form the left-about group!

RANKINGS AT THE HALFWAY POINT

1. Smo
2. sassy
3. Rainbow
4. news
5. Tazu
6. 76T
7. canuk

Hutch has yet to turn for the rounding (being busy elsewhere) and Bacchus has continued on towards tomorrow's start at Marathon Key.

2136utc RANKINGS based on GE straight line DTGin nm:

1. Tazu 4.99nm
2. sassy 5.39nm
3 76T 5.50nm
4. Smo 5.51nm
5. news 6.06nm
6. Rainbow 6.18nm
7. canuk 6.90nm

By this time africa had joined in and was lying 5.45nm from the race finish.

FINAL RANKING

1. Tazumaki (GER)
2. 76T (CAN)
3. Smo (FIN)
4. sassy (SWE)
5. Rainbow (GBR)
6. africa(CRO) (who let Rain go first!!)
7. newsartist (USA)
8. crzycanuk (CAN)
9. Hutch (GBR)



--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2010-03-20 23:11:46 ---
My suggestion is the following - due to the possible late arrival of some matchracers at today's start at Marathon Key (24.72 / 81.07) - why not a short run round a couple of the Keys and then back "home".

Start: 1800utc
From: Marathon Key (24.72 / 81.07 )
To and round: island at 24.67 / 81.26
To and round: island at 24.82 / 80.82
Finish: Marathon Key start point.

Distance - v roughly 70nm

I think this takes account of the varying wind?

What do you think please!!
AHOY EVERYONE!!

The second practice matchrace of the Key Lime series will be tonight:

Time: 1800utc
From: 24.72 / 81.07
To and round: island at 24.67 / 81.26
Round: Marathon Key group
Finish: 24.72 / 81.07

N.B. Your choice of left-/right-about the island at 24.67 / 81.26!!

AND

Your choice of round Walker Island or not...

RACING TODAY (thus far) ARE:

africa (CRO)
Bacchus (NED)
crzycanuk (CAN)*
Hutch (GBR)
newsartist (USA)*
NZL Spindrift (NZL)
Rainbow (GBR)
sassy (SWE)*
xrupert (CAN)

* = joining in on the fly!

FIRST ROUNDING - RANKING

By 1945 the first of the fleet were beginning to round the easternmost point of the course at 24.65 / 81.28. These are the rankings at this stage:

1. africa
2. newsartist
3. Spindrift
4. Rainbow
5 Hutch
6. sassy
7. xrupert
8. Bacchus
9. bmd <~~seems to be racing with us!
10. crzycanuk

SECOND ROUNDING - RANKING

1. africa
2. Rainbow
3. Tazumaki
4. newsartist
5. sassy
6. 76T
7. Hutch
8. Bacchus
9. xrupert
10. Hutch
11. crzycanuk
12. BMD


As for Spin, he had to go to sleep so set a DC to run ashore.

MATCHRACERS -- AMENDED FINISH POINT (START POINT FOR TOMORROW)is 24.723 / -81.078.



--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2010-03-22 00:21:11 ---
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Suggestion for a Monday race?

1800z Start??? (or 1700?)

-Start at Marathon location (as today's Finish)

-Round Cay ~20mi/9.3 degrees from start

-Round island at 24.88n 80.69w

-Return to start.

This is an ~60 nm course with good forecast wind angles on all legs.
This is my proposition for tomorrow's March 22nd
race.
See att.
IMGhttp://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u204/capada/clipperrace.jpg/IMG
The intrepid matchracers of SOL accepted the proposal of Capt DP and will therefore be sailing a tactical Figure 8 course (as detailed in the attached GE image).

TIME: 1800utc

FROM: Matchrace start (24.72/-81.07)

ROUND: Island at 24.74/-81.24 (A)

Island at 24.67/-81.26 (B+C)

Island at 24.74/-81.29 (D)

Island at 24.68/-81.19 (E)

FINISH: Matchrace start (24.72/81.07)

As always everyone is welcome to join in - either from the start or from a running join part-way through the course!!

RACING TODAY FROM THE GUN ARE:

76T (CAN)
africa (CRO)
Bacchus (NED)
crzycanuk (CAN)
glynnwi (GBR)
Hutch (GBR)
newsartist (USA)
robert1 (SWE)
sassy (SWE)
Smo (FIN)
stoertebaker (AUT)
Tazumaki (GER)

Spin (NZL) started 21mins later.

After 45 minutes the fleet had spread across nearly 5nm and the rankings, based on DTG to the first rounding point A, in nautical miles are:

1. Tazumaki 3.96
2. stoertebaker 4.02
3. robert1 4.43
4. Rainbow 4.51
5. sassy 4.52
6. africa 4.74
7. Hutch 4.81 AND newsartist 4.81
9. 76T 4.89
10. Smo 5.56
11. Bacchus 6.12
12. Spin 6.05
13. glynnwi 6.25
14. crzycanuk 8.09


FIRST ISLAND ROUNDING - RANKING

1. stoertebaker(1948hrs)
2. Tazumaki AND africa
4. robert
5. sassy
6. Bacchus
7. Smo
8. Rainbow
9. 76T
10. newsartist
11. glynnwi

Hutch ran aground and decided to quit racing.

SECOND ISLAND ROUNDING - RANKING

1. stoerte
2. africa
3. robert
4. Tazu
5. Smo
6. sassy
7. Bacchus
8 newsartist
9 glynnwi
10. Rainbow
11. 76T
12. Spin
13. crzycanuk


THIRD ISLAND ROUNDING - RANKING

1. stoerte (2133hrs)
2. robert
3. Tazu
4. africa
5. Bacchus
6. Smo
7. newsartist
8. glynwwi
9. Rainbow
10. 76T
11. crzycanuk
12. Spin (DC FIRED TOO EARLY)
13. sassy (SAILED NORTH)


FOURTH ISLAND ROUNDING - RANKING

1. stoerte (2242hrs)
2. robert
3. africa (ran aground but recovered!)
4. Bacchus
5. Tazu
6. Smo
7. newsartist
8. glynwwi
9. Rainbow
10. 76T
11. crzycanuk


FINAL RANKINGS

1st Stoertebaker (AUT)
2nd Robert (SWE)
3rd Tazumaki (GER)
4th Bacchus (NED)/africa (CRO)/Smo (FIN)

on course to finish

7th newsartist
8th glynnwi
9th Rainbow
10th 76T
11th crzycanuk

Spin is still sailing on DCs but due to not rounding 3rd island is not finishing ... sassy is catching up lost ground and if the course is completed will be 12th!!

THANK YOU FOR RACING and THANK YOU, africa, for designing the course!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2010-03-22 23:53:35 ---
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