Beautiful race night!


What a beautiful race night.  The winds were W and NW from 12 to 20 knots, very light chop.  The atmosphere on the boat was very relaxed.  The crew work was again spot on!  I can’t say enough about the communication on board Pura Vida.  The wind  was swinging right for the most part of the night and then settled right before the race started.  This made it difficult to choose a side because we were afraid of the wind  backing back to its original heading.  This is the second race in a row that we lead mostly wire to wire.  But this is also the second race in a row that we have walked off the boat without a bullet.  Last week’s race was called off a few hundred meters before we crossed the finish line.  This week, we were over early, the dreaded OCS.  Disappointing, but again, it was a great team effort.  At one point, we need to bring the bullet home.  We’ll be going over our starting tactics to see what we need to work on.  Pierre on foredeck thought that if we were over early, it was by a few feet.  There was confusion with the RC where they fired three guns for a general recall yet the flags on the boat were saying individual recalls. That’s the beauty of sailing, there is always something to work on 🙂

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J24 North Americans in Halifax – Day 2 Results


J 24 North Americans

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Results are Final as of 18:02 on August 19, 2011

Overall

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 30, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bownumber SailNo HelmName Boat Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st 29 5235 John Mollicone 11th Hour Racing Sail Newport 2.0 2.0 (3.0) 3.0 3.0 1.0 14.0 11.0
2nd 37 BRA 37 Mavricio SantaCruz Bruschetta ICRJ 1.0 1.0 1.0 (11.0) 8.0 4.0 26.0 15.0
3rd 21 5256 Travis Odenbach Waterlinesystems RYC (7.0 RDG) 3.0 7.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 29.0 22.0
4th 36 5277 Will Welles Carolina Girl 5.0 4.0 2.0 (20.0) 9.0 7.0 47.0 27.0
5th 11 2246 John Whynacht Stickey Fingers LYC 6.0 7.0 9.0 (17.0) 7.0 3.0 49.0 32.0
6th 23 4260 Thomas Barbeau NAVTECH.CA YCQ 7.0 11.0 10.0 4.0 1.0 (12.0) 45.0 33.0
7th 30 2918 Chris Jankowski Street Legal FBYC 12.0 (31.0 BFD) 4.0 5.0 12.0 2.0 66.0 35.0
8th 26 58 Tony Packet Bangor Packet AYC 3.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 (26.0) 20.0 R10 62.0 36.0
9th 24 1964 Ted Bartlewski Drivers Wanted PCYC 4.0 9.0 6.0 8.0 (24.0) 13.0 64.0 40.0
10th 39 4013 Ted Murphy Juvenile Delinquent RNSYS 9.0 11.0 R31 (14.0) 10.0 2.0 10.0 56.0 42.0
11th 38 2785 Carter White AL 8.0 (31.0 BFD) 8.0 13.0 13.0 5.0 78.0 47.0
12th 20 3849 Ian Dawson Lightning McQueen BBYC 10.0 10.0 (18.0) 6.0 10.0 11.0 65.0 47.0
13th 19 4331 Greg Blunden Adrenaline Rush RNSYS 11.0 13.0 11.0 15.0 (27.0) 8.0 85.0 58.0
14th 33 543 Lisa Ross Stewie SLAM’n IT in 29 Seconds RNSYS 16.0 5.0 12.0 (18.0) 16.0 18.0 85.0 67.0
15th 4 1234 Ben Maloney Satisfied BBYC 22.0 R31 17.0 13.0 (23.0) 11.0 9.0 95.0 72.0
16th 42 42 Nick Hamblin Jammin RNSYS 14.0 20.0 R10 19.0 (21.0) 6.0 15.0 95.0 74.0
17th 32 2108 Andrew Rankin Samsquanch CYC 15.0 16.0 (21.0) 9.0 19.0 16.0 96.0 75.0
18th 31 3424 Sean McDermott Swish RNSYS 13.0 12.0 17.0 16.0 (22.0) 21.0 101.0 79.0
19th 10 2113 Erik Koppernaes Stix and Stones BBYC 18.0 15.0 (28.0 R31) 7.0 20.0 25.0 113.0 85.0
20th 35 1036 Don Taylor Small Flying Patio Furnature (31.0 R40) 18.0 16.0 25.0 15.0 17.0 122.0 91.0
21st 34 3919 Mike Sascro Abracadabra BBYC (31.0 DNC) 23.0 15.0 28.0 4.0 24.0 125.0 94.0
22nd 3886 Brien Storey Storey (23.0) 19.0 23.0 12.0 21.0 19.0 117.0 94.0
23rd 25 2520 Joe Carter Durty Nelly MSA 24.0 20.0 (26.0) 14.0 18.0 22.0 124.0 98.0
24th 3 797 Kimberly Drisdelle Blackjack PDC 17.0 22.0 20.0 (27.0) 17.0 26.0 129.0 102.0
25th 8 3270 Ross Romney Rush Hour LYC 26.0 21.0 (29.0) 24.0 14.0 20.0 134.0 105.0
26th 5 236 John McSheffery Out of the Blue PDC 20.0 24.0 22.0 (26.0) 25.0 23.0 140.0 114.0
27th 1 485 Paul Anstey J-Peas MYC 27.0 26.0 24.0 19.0 28.0 (29.0) 153.0 124.0
28th 2 2102 Mattieu Belanger Joker PDC (28.0) 25.0 28.0 22.0 23.0 27.0 153.0 125.0
29th 17 4101 Sarah Boyne Turning for Turtles RNSYS 21.0 (31.0 DNF) 27.0 29.0 29.0 30.0 167.0 136.0
30th 22 3246 Guy O’Brien Sparwars PDCYC 25.0 27.0 (31.0 DNF) 31.0 DNF 30.0 28.0 172.0 141.0

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Beer can racing and very light winds


We had a great time on the water yesterday. I can’t thank enough Jeff Moody for showing me how to helm in very light air, like he did at the Canadian Nationals last July. I was always frustrated by light air and tried to blame the boat for it. Well guess what, Pura Vida is a real beast in light air. We won the boat which we felt was very important to win because the wind was gradually shifting to the right. But we new that we needed to approach the windward mark from the left hand side because of the shore effect and the progressive shift to the left on the top half of the course. Our plan worked and we had a good lead that we protected for the whole race until a few minutes before crossing the finish line. The wind shifted 180 degrees and the RC called the race. Now that was frustrating. That is really too bad because we really built a great lead and the crew work was spot on. As frustrating as it was to lose a bullet on the first race of the fall series, this was a great confidence booster in light air.

J24 North American in Halifax – results from 1st day


J 24 North Americans

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Results are final as of 19:57 on August 18, 2011 post Jury

Overall

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Entries: 30, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bownumber SailNo HelmName Boat Club R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st 37 BRA 37 Jonatas GonCalves Bruschetta RJYC 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0
2nd 29 5235 John Mollicone 11th Hour Racing Sail Newport 2.0 2.0 3.0 7.0 7.0
3rd 36 5277 Will Welles Carolina Girl 5.0 4.0 2.0 11.0 11.0
4th 26 58 Tony Packet Bangor Packet AYC 3.0 6.0 5.0 14.0 14.0
5th 21 5256 Travis Odenbach Waterlinesystems RYC 7.0 RDG 3.0 7.0 17.0 17.0
6th 24 1964 Ted Bartlewski Drivers Wanted PCYC 4.0 9.0 6.0 19.0 19.0
7th 11 2246 John Whynacht Stickey Fingers LYC 6.0 7.0 9.0 22.0 22.0
8th 23 4260 Thomas Barbeau NAVTECH.CA YCQ 7.0 11.0 10.0 28.0 28.0
9th 33 543 Lisa Ross Stewie SLAM’n IT in 29 Seconds RNSYS 16.0 5.0 12.0 33.0 33.0
10th 39 4013 Ted Murphy Juvenile Delinquent RNSYS 9.0 11.0 R31 14.0 34.0 34.0
11th 19 4331 Greg Blunden Adrenaline Rush RNSYS 11.0 13.0 11.0 35.0 35.0
12th 20 3849 Ian Dawson Lightning McQueen BBYC 10.0 10.0 18.0 38.0 38.0
13th 31 3424 Sean McDermott Swish RNSYS 13.0 12.0 17.0 42.0 42.0
14th 30 2918 Chris Jankowski Street Legal FBYC 12.0 31.0 BFD 4.0 47.0 47.0
15th 38 2785 Carter White AL 8.0 31.0 BFD 8.0 47.0 47.0
16th 32 2108 Andrew Rankin Samsquanch CYC 15.0 16.0 21.0 52.0 52.0
17th 42 42 Nick Hamblin Jammin RNSYS 14.0 20.0 R10 19.0 53.0 53.0
18th 3 797 Kimberly Drisdelle Blackjack PDC 17.0 22.0 20.0 59.0 59.0
19th 10 2113 Erik Koppernaes Stix and Stones BBYC 18.0 15.0 28.0 R31 61.0 61.0
20th 35 1036 Don Taylor Small Flying Patio Furnature 31.0 R40 18.0 16.0 65.0 65.0
21st 3886 Brien Storey Storey 23.0 19.0 23.0 65.0 65.0
22nd 5 236 John McSheffery Out of the Blue PDC 20.0 24.0 22.0 66.0 66.0
23rd 4 1234 Ben Maloney Satisfied BBYC 31.0 R40 23.0 R10 13.0 67.0 67.0
24th 34 3919 Mike Sascro Abracadabra BBYC 31.0 DNC 23.0 15.0 69.0 69.0
25th 25 2520 Joe Carter Durty Nelly MSA 24.0 20.0 26.0 70.0 70.0
26th 8 3270 Ross Romney Rush Hour LYC 26.0 21.0 29.0 76.0 76.0
27th 1 485 Paul Anstey J-Peas MYC 27.0 26.0 24.0 77.0 77.0
28th 17 4101 Sarah Boyne Turning for Turtles RNSYS 21.0 31.0 DNF 27.0 79.0 79.0
29th 2 2102 Mattieu Belanger Joker PDC 28.0 25.0 28.0 81.0 81.0
30th 22 3246 Guy O’Brien Sparwars PDCYC 25.0 27.0 31.0 DNF 83.0 83.0

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J24 North Americans in Halifax – Day 1


Bruschetta, Bruschetta, Bruschetta! That’s all you have to say. Three bullets in 15 knots of wind. Can’t really say that it’s a shocker. I’m still waiting for the results to be posted online but it looks like Healy, Welles and Parker are leading respectively. Mauricio Santa Cruz has been kind enough to tell me that he is using the Technora MatriX Genoa and a Formulon 75 kite. Looks like the sailmaker war is back on. This is good for the class as the 3DL from North Sails, as much as I love it, and I really really love it, is expensive if you are doing the regatta circuit. You can check out the J24 North American web site for more info about the days racing here