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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Friday night racing @stfyc Reply with quote

Without a doubt, the level of our local formula racing fleet continues to rise every season.
It was all too evident in the last Friday night race of season when 3 of us tied for 1st place after 5 races.
In the 12 + years Ive been racing windsurfers at the St. Francis- I don't ever think I've seen this happen.
Out of 5 races, we had 4 separate sailors with bullets!
It goes to show that no matter what- not only does every race count, but every decision you make on the course counts.
And with the way the racing rules for sailing are (appendix b for windsurfers)- even your throw outs count when you're tied at the end of a series.

The twilight series is a small sprint course that require calling exact laylines and sharp board handling skills. 5 races are run with sailors able to discard their worst scores from the evenings racing.
Races start and finish off the permanent buoys set north of the club and race around Anita Rock; down the X buoy and back to the finish.

13 races in the season. You can miss 2 and you have to do RC 1 time in the season.

Grabbing the final bullet of the night was enough for Soheil to take his 1st regatta win of the year + break the 3 way tie between Eric & myself.

Awesome performance by all and another great season of racing at the St.FYC.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Formula racing sounds like fun but few would take the financial plunge without at least trying out a forumla rig, if not a race or two before getting all "kitted out".

A while back there was a guy who haunted the Berkeley marina who offered to loan a formula rig to any windsurfer who wanted to give it a try.

Anyway, the formula racing folk might want to consider a "try racing" event next spring, to lure new addicts. (hey man, the first one's free.....)

Do it at Crissy where, apparently, most sailors think you can't have any fun unless you are on a sub 5.0 sail.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Tom,

The CalCup racing series already offers this program. Here's the blurb from the CalCup web site:

"Want to try racing, but aren't sure you'll like it? Don't want to purchase a bunch of gear you're not sure you'll use? The CalCup lending library program is for you! You tell us you're ready to race, and we'll deliver race gear for you to try to the next CalCup race! Contact any of us using the links below in the "Contact Info" area of this page..."

We're done for this year, but anyone interested should contact us for next year's sailing season:

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