End of the World report

Sailing before the End of the World
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May 21’st 2011 began a day like just any other. However dire predictions of the Apocalypse rearing it’s ugly head again, brought out the curiosity. Not content to cower under the desk fearing the worst, we ventured out to have a gander. The first thing we notice was the wind was very strong with breeze at 10:00 AM already in the mid 20’s and gusting above 30. This is unusual for the location and time of year, when breezes generally peak about 1:00 PM. Maybe we were going to get blown off the face of the earth?

Had not even reach the marina exit before the 1st casualty of the Apocalypse was seen, or was it
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Concentration was keen in the downwind legs
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A tumultuous ride across Candlestick Gulch is not unusual late afternoon, but the 3-4 rollers did leave some cause for concern, how massive could they get by the return trip in the afternoon? Upon approaching the Mid Bay, it was apparent the wind wasted no time in elevating their either. Catching the HDA fleet on their first down hill leg, it was apparent only the might were going to keep a kite flying this day. Maybe there are no spinnaker classes in afterlife? The waning ebb was giving way to a substantial flood and while roiled up, it could been worse. Regardless, numerous boats opted out of a second chance to do damage and only 9 boats spread about 4 classes chose to race in the second race along the City Front.

WL Stewart serves a a great lunch wagon for StFYC team Members
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Haven't seen these before, Neither had we
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Fins and Topgallant dance up the City Front
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YRA Spring 1 Race 1 Results:
HDA G 117 & Under - Fleet 01 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
8292Robert DeWittGandalfSantana 3511414:36:532:36:532:33:351SCYC
30980Andy NewellAhiSantana 3511414:39:572:39:572:36:352BYC
357Kurt OlsenYellowfinJ 105 ODR w/ 5'BS7814:42:392:42:392:48:213BYC
18112Gilbert SloanGigHumboldt 30 IB10815:16:413:16:413:14:184SSS
18441Gerry BrownMintaka 4Farr 3884DNF::6BYC
KA99Don AhrensRed CloudFarr 36 Mod87DNC::7EYC
XXLen DelmasAnother GirlAlerion Express 38-290DNC::7STFYC
HDA D SF 30 Fleet - Fleet 02 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
18480George EllisonShamelessCustom Schumacher 3012314:40:422:35:422:30:231BYC
8592Andy HallEncoreCustom Wylie Gemini 3012614:41:472:36:472:30:452EYC
18608Jim LindseyTopgallantTartan 1012914:47:052:42:052:35:103SFYC
8084Jeff HutterGammonTartan 10126DNF::5SYC
38777Martin/Eric Sances/HensleyCenturion's GhostTartan 10126DNC::6SBYC
8161Neil DoddsAd LibAphrodite 101144DNC::6XYZ
HDA K 120 & Up - Fleet 03 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
6847Robert SchockAchatesNewport 30-217415:24:383:14:382:54:441CSC
51965Frederick FeiedAzyxxiSwan 38 SM12315:27:323:17:323:10:472BYC
1709Frederick KampSurpriseIslander Bahama 2820716:00:363:50:363:18:003 
2707Robert LongMimicatHinckley 3814715:56:083:46:083:30:534Carolina YC
6889Richard AronoffHarryNewport 30-2174DNF::6STFYC
107Thomas WatsonDarwindPearson 28 Triton FR234DNC::7SSS
6601Hyndman, Radcliffe & SullivanSerendipityCAL 29-1 IB180DNC::7BVBC
90Neal RuxtonJam JamYankee 30-2183DNC::7STFYC
HDA Sport Boats - Fleet 04 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
9045Daniel AlvarezJet StreamCustom JS 90006313:29:541:14:541:19:251SSS
35043Bob TurnbullJazzy1D 353613:30:441:15:441:24:002SBYC
15Fabio MainoCentoMigliaFlying Tiger 10 Meter ODR5413:37:091:22:091:28:243 
46595Bilafer FamilyFamily Hour, TNGHenderson 3048DNC::5RYC
41John LymbergWild 1Flying Tiger 10 Meter ODR54DNC::5SSS
28978Chris KimVuja DeUltimate 24 ODR111DNC::5RYC
Alerion Express 28 - Fleet 05 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
83Nancy PettengillMaeve IIALERION EXPRESS 28 ODR168DNF::2RYC
182Michael TomlinsonSnowbirdAlerion Express 28 ODR168DNC::3RYC
AL222Kirk SmithDreamALERION EXPRESS 28 ODR168DNC::3SFYC
38079Ralf MorganDitzyALERION EXPRESS 28 ODR168DNC::3RYC
359Michael LandLizbethALERION EXPRESS 28 ODR MOD165DNC::3CYC
Express 37 - Fleet 06 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
18478Bartz SchneiderExpeditiousExpress 377213:31:271:11:271:14:401SFYC
18278Bob HarfordStewballExpress 377213:33:391:13:391:16:582BYC
18488Bill/Kame Bridge/RichardsGolden MoonExpress 3772DNF::4EYC
40311Michael MaloneyBulletExpress 3772DNC::5BYC
40780Chris SearsExyExpress 3772DNC::5CSC
18257Robert LuglianiPhat JackExpress 3772DNC::5SBYC
Islander 36 - Fleet 07 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
57307Richard Shoenhair & Greg GilliomWindwalkerIslander 36 ODR14413:54:101:29:101:23:311SSS
4671Kris YoungbergTenaciousIslander 36 ODR14413:55:121:30:121:24:292PRESYC
6769Steve ZevanoveDianaIslander 36 ODR14414:01:531:36:531:30:443OYC
484Steve & Jocelyn SwansonZingaraIslander 36 ODR14414:11:281:46:281:39:434CPYC
420Daniel KnoxLuna SeaIslander 36 ODR144RAF1:33:411:27:456SBYC
211Ray DuranOrionIslander 36 ODR144DNC::7 
6780Tom & David NewtonCaptain HookeIslander 36 ODR144DNC::7RYC
Santana 22 - Fleet 11 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMEBOAT MODELRATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
608Chris GiovacchiniSanta MariaSantana 2223414:15:051:40:051:22:591.5CYC
801Anna AlderkampByte SizeSantana 2223714:15:281:40:281:22:591.5TISC
5100Shirley BatesInshallahSantana 22 ODR237DNF::6SYC
28465Derek MeyerAquilaSantana 22237DNF::6STFYC
5194Tom MontoyaMelikiSantana 22237RAF1:38:101:21:056EYC
5751Michele ProfantChild's PlaySantana 22234DNC::7EYC
5044Bobby RenzOreoSantana 22234DNC::7SSS

In front of the GGYC, the StFYC was hosting its first ever team races. 5 Teams (New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club, and two teams from St. Francis Yacht Club).

'Team Racing is spectator-friendly, with races lasting about 15 minutes and team members working together to not only get around the course, but to block and control the boats of an opposing team. Long popular in College Racing and now making great strides elsewhere, Team Racing is a collaborative game, which adds to the fun.'
Anyways, there is a whole fleet of spanking new J-22’s with color coordinated sails , suited primarily for the match race program at the St.Francis.

2011 StFYC Team Race Invitational Results:
Round Robin 1
TeamRR1 PointsTeam
ABCDE
ASYCWLWL2
BNYYCLLLL0
CStFYC RedWWWW4
DNHYCLWLL1
EStFYC BlueWWLW3
Round Robin 2
TeamTeamRR2 Points
ABCDE
ASYCWWLL2
BNYYCLWLL1
CStFYC RedLLLW1
DNHYCWWWW4
EStFYC BlueWWLL2
Round Robin 3
TeamTeamRR3 Points
ABCDE
ASYCWLWL2
BNYYCLLLL0
CStFYC RedWWWL3
DNHYCLWLL1
EStFYC BlueWWWW4
Totals
RR3 PointsTeamRR1 PointsRR2 PointsTotal Points
ASYC2226
BNYYC0101
CStFYC Red4138
DNHYC1416
EStFYC Blue3249
Petit Final
Race #Team
1Total
DNHYCL0
ASYCW1
                  
Finals
Race #Team
123Total
CStFYC RedLWL1
EStFYC BlueWLW2
 FINAL PLACE
StFYC Blue1
StFYC Red2
SYC3
NHYC4
NYYC5
        
 
Bearly moving, The YRA WBRA racers face some fickle winds when the wind shifted
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Across the Bay, the WBRA were doing their thing along the southern flank of Angel Island, and in te first race, had breez a plenty. However as the day wore on the wind shifted from SW to NW, the big mountain range above Sausalito and Mill Valley did it best to block the breeze. Tried as they might, they could not muster enough wind to pull the trigger on race 2.

WBRA No.3 Knox Race 1 Results:
Bear - Fleet 19 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMERATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
47Ansel Wettersen & Glenn TreserChance25215:59:064:04:063:17:501AeoYC
59David SandryPuff25216:23:064:28:063:37:172 
68Peter L MillerKodiak25216:23:074:28:073:37:183MMBA
35Russell & Christine KatzRenegade252DNF::7 
29Stephen RobertsonSmokey252DNF::7STFYC
65Tim & Daniel MaloneyMagic252DNF::7MMBA
17Margie SiegalHuck Finn252DNC::10MMBA
52Tobias GliddenJuno252DNC::10 
38David SandsSugarfoot252DNC::10 
Bird - Fleet 20 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMERATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
18Cissy KirraneRobin16813:53:392:08:391:56:281SYC
19William StuckyPolly16814:01:102:16:102:03:162CYC
21David A CobbWidgeon16814:03:142:18:142:05:083SFYC
8Pierre/Jessup Josephs/LowdenPetrel16814:05:002:20:002:06:444SYC
10W. Dennis BrewerGrey Goose168DNC::7SFYC
6James JosephsSkylark168DNC::7CSC
Folkboat - Fleet 21 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMERATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
122Eric KaiserJosephine25214:02:002:12:001:46:591STFYC
108Chris HerrmannThea25214:02:302:12:301:47:232SFYC
106David WilsonWindansea25214:02:512:12:511:47:403BYC
113Peter JealPolperro25214:03:492:13:491:48:274BVBC
109Michael GoebelElsie25214:04:162:14:161:48:495BVBC
107Richard KeldsenNordic Star25214:04:172:14:171:48:506STFYC
112Bill DuMoulinLittle Svendle25214:04:262:14:261:48:577CSC
111Tom Reed JrFreja25214:04:272:14:271:48:588BVBC
US105Nick WynnNordic Belle25214:05:152:15:151:49:379BVBC
121Brock de LappeFaith25214:06:032:16:031:50:1610AeoYC
74Fred AndersenFilur25214:06:582:16:581:51:0011CYC
67Andreas SchwerteStella25214:16:162:26:161:58:3312 
103Chad SchwartzFolkdance252DNC::15 
95Kimi HarrisonFolksong252DNC::15STFYC
IOD - Fleet 22 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMERATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
86Richard PearceFjaer15613:35:562:00:561:51:201SFYC
82Ron YoungYoungster13813:37:122:02:121:55:272SFYC
164James HenneferLa Paloma15613:40:352:05:351:55:373STFYC
75John Wright & Andrew LennonStark Terror15613:46:482:11:482:01:214SSS
103Mark PearceBolero156DNC::7SFYC
87Gregory MeagherHecate156DNC::7 
Knarr - Fleet 23 Time on Time: TCF=650 / (550 + PHRF)
SAIL #SKIPPERBOAT NAMERATINGFINISHELAPSEDCORRECTEDPTS.YC
120Knud WidbroeSnaps III19813:49:202:09:201:52:231SFYC
US103Tom ReedSophia19813:49:542:09:541:52:532STFYC
104Chris KellyFlyer19813:50:012:10:011:52:593RYC
102Mark DahmBenino19813:50:022:10:021:53:004STFYC
105A Robert FisherLykken19813:52:142:12:141:54:555SFYC
111Graham GreenGjendin19813:52:272:12:271:55:066STFYC
142Mark Adams & Steve TaftPegasus19813:53:562:13:561:56:237STFYC
143John JenkinsNarcissus19813:54:032:14:031:56:298STFYC
85William BelmontShadow19813:55:042:15:041:57:229INVYC
107Dimitrios DimitrelisEos19813:56:002:16:001:58:1110STFYC
116Larry Drew & Bryan KemnitzerWintersmoon19813:57:012:17:011:59:0411SFYC
122Mark MalcounGossip198DNC::20 
141Chris PerkinsThree Boys and a Girl198DNC::20STFYC
134Eric Gray# 134198DNC::20STFYC
100George RyggHuttetu198DNC::20SFYC
39Rick MoseleyThor198DNC::20XYZ
114Robert ThalmanGannet198DNC::20CYC
138Alan PendergastPeerless198DNC::20 
47Risley SamsKraken198DNC::20STFYC
 
Meanwhile, out on the Ocean, some of the area’s boldest and bravest were competing not only with each other, but Mother Nature to boot. Synthia Petroka aboard her trustworthy steed, the Hawkfarm 28 Eyrie sailed in under the gate just past 2:00, flying a reefed main only. Gear failure had forced her to turn home early and winds 25-30 and square chop had taken it’s toll. It wasn’t the end of the world, just a bit of a let down.

Lightwave coming atcha!
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End of the world report
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Else where Lars Lekie’s Open 50 saw no reason to turn and hide, instead the crew on Lightwave were living it up, careening down the Bay with a ginourmous kite. Also undeterred by the predictions, Timothy Ballard loaded up his Inspired Environments and made the most of the last day on planet earth

Returning back to the SSS Singlehanded Farallones, Lawrence Olsen aboard his Walter Greene 35’ Trimaran sped in from his trip around the stinky rocks, burning up just 6 hours and 32 minutes to do that. Shortly thereafter, Timo Bruck was the second boat in and first Monohull, completeting the 56 miler in 7hours and 6 minutes!

worlds 4
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All in all, Saturday May 21 was just another fine, fine sailing day in and about the San Francisco Bay, and any day you can sail into McCovey Covey Cove and share a beer with a canoe full of Cone Heads and take in a Bay Bridge Series game, is all right with us!





Steve Maderia takes his family for an End Of The World cruise late in the afternoon
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