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  1. First of all I would like to thank everyone that goes on this forum strictly to bitch about ratings, you are the guys that are keeping PHRF alive.

     

    Had a great KH race this year, finished at 10:22 the second fastest I've made it in a Melges in five years. First year we have been able to come off the start line with a kite and by far the best wind after dark I've ever seen. On the way to the island we had a nice ride right next to the Farr 40's the whole time. Had the first place boat in their fleet pinned below us for half the channel, they finally squeezed out and beat us to the west end by a couple hundred yards. At the tip of the island the tiger was a mile ahead, viper was ten feet behind us and the columbia a quarter mile behind. Five miles later by the time we exited the island back into the channel the tiger was about the same distance ahead, the columbia was a boat length to leeward and both boats sailing a deeper course. At this point the viper had passed us and put a mile on us sailing the same deep course as the other two. There rating had them giving us sixteen seconds a mile. Probably not fair for the conditions but give us eight more knots and we would have been smoking by as their bukheads seperated. We sailed the highest track out of anyone we could see and made landfall right above the dune and jybed off the beach. The wind had slowly built as we crossed but never got above about 16kts. At points we had a person behind the driver and were pressing hard but for the most part we were weight forward in marginal planning mode at 10-11kts. Did four sets of jybes down the coast with our last one being right at dume. Sailed half way across the bay, took one last hitch for fifteen minutes and headed into the night. Got a nice lift at about 9:30 with six miles to go, gybed on it and rode it to the finish. Easiest King harbor I've ever done.

     

    We saw the FT until dark but lost track of the columbia and viper before we made landfall, you guys want to share your courses with the rest of us?

    On the Comanche (Columbia) we never saw anything over 16 either. But it was solid breeze the whole way and a nice early finish. For us the race began at the Doubletree hotel on Cabrillo where we returned the rental car- one day rental from SD kept another day and returned several hundred miles north in SB. Nice girl at Hertz took a liking to us- total cost? 40 bucks. Check. Then convinced the chick at the doubletree restaurant to give us some bloodies to go in venti starbucks cups. Check. Turning out great so far. Bought a case of beer at the mart. Check. Comanche was tied up next to MAG 80 because Dodd and the Mag 80 crew are such solid bros that they dragged the boat up from the LBC, launched it and rigged it for us cause we were late getting out of town on Thurs. Look on Baker's face as we strolled onto the Magnitude- priceless. That guy is cool. So we got a good start on the line where we wanted. I didn't think there would be much of a lift at Anacapa this year so we were favoring a higher course. Set the zero right after the start and started motoring. We liked where we were. As we approached the rock we were getting lifted and and we could see the boats well to leeward getting lifted I'd say fifteen degrees. They weren't laying but the lift showed up in their favor. Still good we peeled to the 1A about 30min too late. If we had peeled earlier we would have rounded with Anarchy and the other boats. Timed the jibe well after the rock- because of the wind direction there was a shadow close to shore which hurt the inside boats. My analysis of the weather showed a gradient wind and because of direction a nice wind channel essentially just to west of the shipping channel. We stuck to the plan and jibed along this line which was essentially rhumbline while all the other boats went for pt Dume. We were the outside boat in our class, kept jibing on the pressure and made great time. We lost track of the inside boats. Coming out of the dark in KH we starting seeing some larger boats and figured we were in good shape. The we hit a freaking kelp island that totally stopped the boat. We never fully got the kelp cleared off the rudder all the way to the finish. It was right then we saw the Anarchy sneak up. Congrats to the John and the Plankton- they always sail a great race. No doubt the Viper is a weapon in those conditions. Much more breeze or waves I think they would have been wiping out. Second year for us as the bridesmaid-we'll be back next year. TK

     

     

     

     

    Class all the way, WD Tim

  2. First of all I would like to thank everyone that goes on this forum strictly to bitch about ratings, you are the guys that are keeping PHRF alive.

     

    Had a great KH race this year, finished at 10:22 the second fastest I've made it in a Melges in five years. First year we have been able to come off the start line with a kite and by far the best wind after dark I've ever seen. On the way to the island we had a nice ride right next to the Farr 40's the whole time. Had the first place boat in their fleet pinned below us for half the channel, they finally squeezed out and beat us to the west end by a couple hundred yards. At the tip of the island the tiger was a mile ahead, viper was ten feet behind us and the columbia a quarter mile behind. Five miles later by the time we exited the island back into the channel the tiger was about the same distance ahead, the columbia was a boat length to leeward and both boats sailing a deeper course. At this point the viper had passed us and put a mile on us sailing the same deep course as the other two. There rating had them giving us sixteen seconds a mile. Probably not fair for the conditions but give us eight more knots and we would have been smoking by as their bukheads seperated. We sailed the highest track out of anyone we could see and made landfall right above the dune and jybed off the beach. The wind had slowly built as we crossed but never got above about 16kts. At points we had a person behind the driver and were pressing hard but for the most part we were weight forward in marginal planning mode at 10-11kts. Did four sets of jybes down the coast with our last one being right at dume. Sailed half way across the bay, took one last hitch for fifteen minutes and headed into the night. Got a nice lift at about 9:30 with six miles to go, gybed on it and rode it to the finish. Easiest King harbor I've ever done.

     

    We saw the FT until dark but lost track of the columbia and viper before we made landfall, you guys want to share your courses with the rest of us?

     

    See scot-that's how it's done- no whining, just a cool, calm, we had a good race how about everyone else? good times

  3. as soon as you show me where i'm wrong, let me know. otherwise fuck off.

     

     

    Who cares... it's PHRF for gawds sake. get over yourself. You don't see kernan on here crying

     

    i'm not crying, dickhead. go ask tim what he thinks of the viper rating....

     

    NP - I'll ask him and maybe he'll say the rating is way off, but that's not my point, what I said was it's PH, stop whining like you have a bad yeast infection...

  4. he didn't beat us over the line - we were like 10 seconds in front of him which really sucked after being a good bit in front all day long. i dig kernan and i know he's a good sailor, but anarchy was faster. i'm sure we won the race to the island, down the backside and halfway home. then that fucking viper came from at least 5 minutes behind us and just sailed up to and away from us like we were tied to the post. i can't stand phrf and it is exactly because of things like the viper. it rated 39 for downwind and i would estimate that it was sailing to a -12. seriously. ask anyone in our class - and almost all of them superbly sailed - just how fast that thing was. blowing about 14 true - straight forward boat speed it just sailed away. admittedly we blew it a bit at the end, but it beat us by 30 minutes on elapsed time. with that rating, it's not even close.

     

    the rest of us all seemed about right rating wise. and the melges 24 downwind rating of 54 might seem stiff mr. clean, but as you know the things are very quick when well sailed and this one clearly was.

     

    this is a great event and we'll be there again next year, but they have some work to do in terms of class breakdowns - why were we not racing against mumm 30's? - and one obvious. glaring rating inequality needs to be addressed.

     

    Want some cheese to go with that scot,

  5. Scow has been headed due east for a little while probably because he's can only drift with the westerly. Some SW breeze coming in soon so he better get some sail up and be able to make some southing before that lee continent starts getting a little too close.

     

    If he Maydays soon and Sam Davies is asked to divert for a rescue I'm going to be pissed.

     

    Careful Weedo, the sprouts are not happy. Could be an omen.

     

     

    He can have Dee, but he better stay the hell away from Sam!

  6. Sorry to see this juvenile on the thread again. With a name like 069u812 what more would one expect? Please do put a block on us. We're having fun and you are not.

     

    oops, spilage on Aisle 4. Please wear a hazmat suit. Looks like ou812 barfed on himself again.

     

     

    OOPS wrong again janer... I'm having lots of fun! - Also, I'm guessing you don't like my handle because your bitter, cant get any downtown action eh?

  7. or you could just send him a PM and STFU about what everyone else has to say.....

    :o

     

     

    Better yet I can put a block on clownyasshat et all and not have to watch you and the rest of the wannabees strive to become someone that anyone would give a shit about.

     

    If you come to LBRW be sure to wear the giant L on your ass clown hat so we can all see you in action.

     

    BTW the guy's name is Scot ya newbe

  8. I'm not too worried... She does make you sound like a chick though. If she's gonna post about sailing fine, but stalking someone and posting the crap here is a waste of time.

     

    I like seeing what Max is up to, so maybe you can put up a note when it's back to sailing.

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