Posted by: wlsc1979 | 2014-05-28

Results of Spring Race #4 on May 24, 2014

Ahoy Racers!

A record number of fifteen (15) racers and crew turned out for Spring Series Race #4 under gorgeous sunny skies and perfect mid-70F temps last Saturday.  The varying SW to NW winds were very light as we headed to the windward OBS mark.  Six of the fifteen boats flew spinnakers or drifters on the downwind leg to the Island mark, providing a neat sight for the restaurant patrons and any other onlookers.  The wind freshened to 6-7 kts out of the West about halfway to the Island.  After rounding the leeward mark, numerous tacks were required on the return leg to the finish line.  We all probably set a record for the most tacks in a race this Spring.  The range of corrected times (over 20-30 minutes) for both race classes was unusually wide, no doubt due to the light and variable winds.

Congrats to Skip Greene and crew for finishing in an elapsed time of 1:12:01 to capture 1st place in the A-Racer class.  It was a convincing win as the J24 won by a margin of 6.1 minutes corrected time.  Tony Catoe and crew had a good run on the Pearson 30 to take 2nd place, and Pat Pritchett and crew earned another 3rd place this Spring on his Holder 20.

Congrats to Clarke Lucas and crew for finishing in an elapsed time of 1:45:45 to capture 1st place in the PC class on the Balboa 26.  He once again edged out Geoff and Heather Patterson, this time by 38 seconds corrected time.  The Patterson’s collected their fourth 2nd place of the Spring Series on their Capri 25, and Rob Remme and crew took 3rd place on the Beneteau 30E.  It was nice to see Mark Lemons back on the docks and out racing again.  Great turnout (9 boats) by the PC class racers!!

2014 0525 Spring 4 Race Results

This may have been the last WLSC Series race for Kevin, Jennie, and Homer Donovan, as they will be moving this Summer to Wilmington, NC.  They will be greatly missed on the docks and out racing.  Kevin did a great job as Commodore in 2009 and as Race Captain in 2010, and was a key participant in the construction of the bathhouse.  Best wishes to the Donovan’s, as according to Kevin, they will be looking to buy a smaller house and a bigger sailboat in the Wilmington area.

The Spring Series Overall winners will also be announced asap after Monika compiles the results.

Thanks to Wayne and Danielle Catoe and Patti Gurysh for handling Committee Boat duties, and to Tony Catoe for setting/retrieving the island mark.

NEXT RACE:    3:00 pm Saturday June 14th                 Summer Fun Race #1  

Dave Gurysh

WLSC Race Captain

Previous 2014 Race Results:
2014 0525 Spring 4 Race Results
2014 0510 Spring Race 3
2014 0426 Spring 2 Race Results
2014 0426 Spring 1 Race Results

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