Blue Lagoon Marina Open Regatta – 24th September 2014

A great regatta again with 15 boats taking part.

Wind was 18 Kts SW

We sailed the North Sea Olympic (long)

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Well done to Armano, Anu and Viv as well as the rest of the sailors. Great race. We saw Gwen sail the RiX sailboard for the first time too.

Then we sailed 3 laps of the North Sea Short Loop course

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Well done to Anu, Beane and Lucy.

A few notes: Rain didn’t have an ID, but we followed her and placed her accordingly. Her lap times may not have been exactly as shown, but the placing is correct. Qyv sailed the Q-44 which didn’t have a handicap so a final placing an not be calculated. We’ll add the handicap soon.

Thank you to Arya for helping me, to Gwen for the party management and to Robyn for spinning the disks.

The party was so cool we had to kick them out when it got so late!

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Blue Lagoon Marina Open Regatta – 3rd September 2014

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Wonderful boats out on display before the race. Designs from Rain Inoue (Therrainia Resident) and Rei (Reigen Zeplin).

What a fantastic Regatta !

Slick sailing, fantastic people and great ambiance.

This Open Regatta was perhaps our biggest to date with 20 boats taking part, but at least three of them crewed, perhaps more and a whole lot of speculators coming to watch some of the best sailing in SL.

An excellent race with no crashes. 20 boats of all shapes and size on a course that crosses itself and no crashes, how cool is that!

Race 1 was the North Sea Olympic Course

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Race 2 was the 3 laps of the North Sea Short Loop Course

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Yours truly messed up in the first running of the second race. I didn’t turn on the multiple laps on the line, so we all set off for 3 laps and after a little while, we realised that race was over when it was obviously not… silly me. So we restarted and did it again. Stopping the 1st race using an unconventional method 🙂

The second time was much better and 3 or 4 sailors who crashed or messed up their camera in the first effort, were happy to try again. We did have 2 DNF unfortunately. It is a really tricky course as the boats are on top of each other around the tight corners.

Well done to all !! Thanks for participating 🙂

Thanks to Gwen for her great party installation. Thanks to Robyn for playing the music for the party. Thanks to Fabber for filming the event. Thanks to Elbag for giving me support during the event.

Photos from ZZ Bottom: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zzbottom/sets/72157646778926877/