ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2015

 

After a delay the race started, in reverse, the light wind plagued all and the race was shortened to meet the time limit finishing at beavertail. A fine day on the water.

NYYC SPRING REGATTA
NYYC SPRING REGATTA
ROLEX BOW STICKERS
ROLEX BOW STICKERS
HOLDING OFF THE COMPETITION
HOLDING OFF THE COMPETITION
SUBISTITUTE BOWMAN
SUBISTITUTE BOWMAN
DUTCH ISLAND
DUTCH ISLAND
BEAVERTAIL FINISH
BEAVERTAIL FINISH

AROUND THE ISLAND RACE VIDEO

I have edited the video footage of the around the island race down to a time I considered people might actually watch. The consequence of that is that once again I sped up the video in order that the race as a whole is shown. The windward beat with close crossings, the reach, the run with jibes, and the leeward mark rounding where a lot of boats of various sizes arrived at the same time.

HIGHER AND FASTER THE AROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2013 from ws lirakis on Vimeo.

NEW YORK YACHT CLUB ANNUAL REGATTA

RACE PREP
RACE PREP
FRIDAY MORNING
FRIDAY MORNING

This weekend is underway; the NYYC Annual Regatta, yesterday was what is becoming a fixture, the round the island race (around conanicut island) plenty of wind and the tide running hard. Today I am almost certain we will sail outside, heading to R2 at the entrance of Narragansett Bay. The weather forecast was spot on as events unraveled as predicted. Today, if the forecast is as predicted we may well start with an answering pennant, signaling a delay; as we wait for the wind to settle.

Francois Joyon and IDEC are now only 31 miles behind Thomas Coville and SOBEDO.

A TOUGH DAY

We sailed outside 2.5 miles from “R2” bearing 120 degrees. the wind moved from 206 to 265; from nothing to 12 knots although it was mostly 7 knots. Full of holes and in the words of Commanders’ weather “A tough forecast” which in the end meant only one race was completed.