Yesterday we had another fantastic Blue Lagoon Marina Open Regatta where we raced the North Sea Olympic and the fun North Sea Short Loop course.
We had 20 boats in the first race, 17 in the second. An Excellent turnout and quite a few of the usual suspects weren’t even here (Orca, Roy, Destiny, Kurt, Deni, Laycee, Corsakov, Leon etc.).
Well this was interesting. The Takos are certainly flying. Perhaps I’ll add a table for them to just check the handicap 🙂 Well done to Anu and Armano for the great times and for coming first and second respectively in the first race.
Maiti upset the Takos in the second race with her excellent times. Well done to her. This is handicap racing at its best.
Well done to Saphy and ZZ for racing their very first race in their new yacht!! Saphy did really well as she had been practising a lot recently. ZZ would have done better if she had concentrated more on the race and less on taking the photos 😉 ZZ, we are very grateful for you photos though. See the link to them below.
We had a few other newcomers. Welcome to TigerLilly, Colette, Philip and Wolfie.
I just wish these times and scores could be shown immediately after the race. We have a plan to do this. I’m just looking for a kick-ass web database programmer to implement the plan. I will have a live handicap racing scoreboard up and running sometime folks. Any interested parties, please contact me.
Some interesting info comes out of the scores. We had increased the SC Marlin handicap earlier in the day from 0.74 to 0.90. Thanks to Rosie and Anu for helping with that. Still Saphy did really well for a new racer. I think 0.90 is a good handicap for now. We will monitor it overt the next few months.
We will do the same for the Loonetta handicap. I need some experienced sailors with the Loonetta 31 to race the NS Olympic course and send me their times please.
Thanks to Mariane for helping me manage the boats. Thanks to Gwen for laying out the party gear. Thanks to ZZ for the photos.
Some photos from ZZ, here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zzbottom/sets/72157646524251420/
A photo of the boats before the racing. We were discussing textures and of course Rei and Rain had to pull out all their boats. What a wonderful sight in the North Sea sunset. See you next week folks!