Thursday Patch II racing – TrYC – North Sea – 14th August 2014

We had good fun yesterday racing the Patch II in the North Sea.

I came up with a new course, the North Sea Trapezoid course which is based on a common RL sailing course design.

Very similar to the North Sea Olympic, it has two upwind legs, two reaches and two shorter down wind legs. What is interesting here is the location of the course in relation to the islands which force you to think carefully about the choice of direction you take.

NS-Trapezoid

 

Anyway, we all seemed to enjoy it. I raced and won the race. This was, in my opinion lucky for a number of reasons. Firstly Destiny was on the dock, second, Orca was busy taking photos and missed one important turn, and thirdly Justin was busy talking Italian with his crew. I just slipped past them all.

Wind was SW 18kts.

Race 1 North Sea Trapezoid

Race Results:
1: PetraPaname Resident IDNL02 — 00:20:49
2: SteveLL Resident IDJB08 — 00:20:54
3: joro Aya IDSLUT — 00:21:33
4: Orca Flotta IDTRYC — 00:21:44
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — 00:21:47
6: Arwyn Silverweb ID54 — 00:22:24

[13:24]
Lap Times:
PetraPaname Resident IDNL02 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:20:36
SteveLL Resident IDJB08 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:20:22
joro Aya IDSLUT — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:21:29
Orca Flotta IDTRYC — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:21:41
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:21:40
Arwyn Silverweb ID54 — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:22:06

The second race claimed Orca as a victim, she lost her camera on a crossing, but I also lost mine just as I started my 3rd lap. I was staring at the keel and navigating using the minimap and my info hud and listening to the luffing sail.

Race 2 North Sea Short Loop (3 laps)

Race Results:
1: SteveLL Resident IDJB08 — 00:25:55
2: joro Aya IDSLUT — 00:26:00
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — 00:26:05
4: PetraPaname Resident IDNL02 — 00:27:05
5: ollyian1 Resident IDOLY — 00:29:19
6: Arwyn Silverweb ID54 — 00:29:34
7: Orca Flotta IDTRYC — not Finished

[14:01]
Lap Times:
SteveLL Resident IDJB08 — Start: 00:00:18 — Lap 1: 00:08:40 — Lap 2: 00:08:47 — Last lap: 00:08:10
joro Aya IDSLUT — Start: 00:00:06 — Lap 1: 00:08:26 — Lap 2: 00:08:51 — Last lap: 00:08:37
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDLUCY — Start: 00:00:23 — Lap 1: 00:08:34 — Lap 2: 00:08:41 — Last lap: 00:08:27
PetraPaname Resident IDNL02 — Start: 00:00:11 — Lap 1: 00:09:27 — Lap 2: 00:08:38 — Last lap: 00:08:49
ollyian1 Resident IDOLY — Start: 00:00:12 — Lap 1: 00:09:38 — Lap 2: 00:09:52 — Last lap: 00:09:37
Arwyn Silverweb ID54 — Start: 00:00:22 — Lap 1: 00:09:45 — Lap 2: 00:08:55 — Last lap: 00:10:32
Orca Flotta IDTRYC — Start: 00:00:19 — Lap 1: not finished — Lap 2: not finished — Last lap: not finished

Sunrise before the race. I love this time of day.
Sunrise before the race. I love this time of day.
Skippers meeting
Skippers meeting
Justin and Tsugumi Elisheva Fujiwara
Justin and Tsugumi Elisheva Fujiwara. Photo: Orca
Orca and I heading upwind. Photo: Orca
Orca and I heading upwind. Photo: Orca
A beautiful windlight shot. Photo: Orca
A beautiful windlight shot. Photo: Orca
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3 thoughts on “Thursday Patch II racing – TrYC – North Sea – 14th August 2014”

  1. Congratulations on another great race Petra. The new course was fun, I will have to spend some time on it and get to learn it better, I see a couple of different possibilities.

    About my crew for the day. Tsugumi has been learning to race and I believe if she follows the practice routine I set out for her we’ll see her competing in next week’s race. She has real potential and I think she will be very competitive after a few races. I hope so.

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