Race Day 2

MR.CLEAN

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That must have been one hell of a first beat. Check out what Savasana did!

21 - Big Booty

18 - Savasana

20 - Rum At Six

22 - Go II

15 - Convexity

11 - Maquerade

14 - Revelation

16 - DOA

23 - Jazzy

And wait til you see the pics we just got of Melges 32 Vamoose going backward with the kite up at the leeward mark. OOPS!

 

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Yvonne.com and Rush split at the leeward mark, just after Loose Fish (J/120) totally screwed the Hendo Minor Threat. MT had overlap by a ton and Loose Fish called out "Don't go in there."

Really crappy move by LF.

 

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105's at the bottom:

1) Big Booty

2) Savasana

3) Rum at Six

4) Go-II

5) Convexity

6) Masquerade

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Also, PHRF B at the mark:

1) As-IF

2) NKE

3) Temptress

4) Esse

5) Tin Man (Antrim 27)

Mount Gay 30s ???

 

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Clean:
The adjusted wind pressures are now on target. Three reporting stations just to your west now confirm 16mph from 170.

Winds will be on the increase with a persistent right shift until 170-180 on your course for the balance of the afternoon.

The front that is approaching is about to pick up gulf moisture and by 1500HRS this afternoon I expect watches and warnings for T-storms and possible tornados across the lower Mississippi valley, western Florida, Western SC and GA.

A nice convective burst is now happening over lower central Mississippi.

OMIGOD, that thing looks like its going to explode!

Sail safely kiddies.

Cheers,

MikeR

 

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Here we go. PHRF A:

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Quick interlude - we're on the shore course now transferring a photog and media chick to another boat, and we're watching the melges for a few minutes. Here are the first leeward mark roundings:

16 - Sick Puppy

20 - Team Gill

09 - Fu

3 - Riot Act

8 - Firewater

2 - Blur

12 - MMallow

7 - Cre8tive Juice

19 - Spray

03 - Brilliant

22 - Wireless

 

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J/80's at the mark

Outrageous

Angry Chameleon

Rocket Dog

Sweet Baby J

Raptor

Bone Chillin'

Geronimo

But here's the funny part - Outrageous lost the foot of their kite on the hoist and rolled over it, coming to a screeching halt. There's a big catamaran out here with about 50 spectators aboard, and they all cheered and whistled as the Chameleon rolled by them - Outrageous didn't get going until they lost three boats!

Then Geronimo did the same thing, and they're still going backwards.

Breeze is up to 12 or so - fucking great racing!

 

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Pics from before on the ocean

J/24's at the top mark

Classic

Dr. Feelgood

Jesus Lizard

Sea Plane

Latte

My Heine

Plan B

Melgi back on the way up...and some more pics coming.

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Melges 24's at the top mark again: Looks like a 7 leg race:

1) Team Gill

2) Fu (Go detroit bitches!)

3) MMallow

4) Sick Puppy

5) Blur

6) Cre8tive

7) Riot Act

8) Spray

9) Tiburon

10) Wireless

Breeze is solid.

 

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okay, the last of Mer's pics from the ocean course. And yes, BJ, I know her sensor's got a smudge on it...no time for Photoshop out here, bro.

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Melges 24 Finish:

Team Gill

MMallow

Fu

Sick Puppy

Cre8ive Juice

Blur

Tiburon

Spray

Firewater

Wireless

Brilliant

Riot Act.

One more race ahead - it looks like the RC knows it's 50/50 at best for racing tomorrow. We're headed to the start.

 
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My boys on Team Gill just had a ridiculously good start - they're getting dialled in now for sure. Madrigali had them at the RC boat, a touch late, and they tacked away to the right immediately. The current is unbelieveable out on the left, and they squirted so fast and so hard. We'll see if it paid off when they get to the bottom in a few.

J/24 Short Bus did the exact same thing, and they're gone. Behind them were Classic, My Heine, and Kia Ora

The rest of the classes saw everything, and now they're going to be crowding the hell out of the boat.

Wind is holding at 120 degrees, 7 knots, and we're all waiting for the big righty - but in this case, the current said "go right" as well.

 
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