Lake George provided yet another opportunity to test both the competitors and the RC with circling winds. 15 boats made it out to race on a very comfortable evening. Welcome to Rik and the crew of Brass Ring and the crew from YKnot, sailing a Sonar! The initial I5 course set in SE winds had to be changed as the competitors closed on the starting area. A 60o shift to the south left the RC with little choice but to start the fleet and make needed changes during the first leg. The racers worked their way towards Hogback in a steady 6 knot breeze. Most opted to go east initially. Vaporize, Witch Way and Wild Thing were leading the pack as they headed back “up” the lake towards Cotton Point government mark. The wind continued to go west as the fleet as they tightly reached for the leeward mark. Then all were forced to drop their spinnakers and resort to headsails for a beat to Cotton Pt in the last ¼ of the leg with winds dropping dramatically. Vaporize seemed to stop on the western side of the course while Wild Thing was moving steadily on the eastern side. Then it changed again, Vaporize caught a lift and led the way around Cotton Pt completing the 2nd leg. During this the RC dropped a mark to the east of Cotton Pt. in an effort to keep the course square and then retrieved the original marks and got back to Cotton Pt. to communicate the course change with multiple sounds, C flag, Red flag to indicate the course had been changed to port, and a radio broadcast of new heading. The wind increased again and the fleet got their spinnakers flying once again. With a slight reordering at the rounding, the lead boats headed back to Cotton Point where the RC was anchored on what was to be the final leg. AS the lead boats approached the committee boat a shortened course was communicated and Vaporize led the way across the line sticking to a northerly route. Meanwhile Spirit passed Witch Way and Wild Thing on the southerly side. Uncle Ludwig and Cut Loose edged out the two sport boats for 3rd and 4th respectively for the evening. The raft up after the race was graced by a beautiful full moon cresting Pilot Knob just after dark.

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:21:24
1:13:23
0
2 Witch Way Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:22:11
1:14:05
42
3 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:24:05
1:15:48
145
4 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:25:55
1:17:27
244
5 Wild Thing Spencer Raggio
5
J/80
117
1:21:37
1:19:32
369
6 Vaporize Dave Dougall
28
Viper 640
111
1:21:08
1:19:46
383
7 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
1:31:12
1:20:52
449
8 High Jinx Tony Dirado / Deb Katz
3201
J/24
171
1:32:00
1:22:56
573
9 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
1:32:30
1:23:23
600
10 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:34:59
1:24:13
650
11 Stinger Rob Fraser
541
J/24
171
1:34:24
1:25:06
703
12 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:36:32
1:27:01
818
13 Windog Frank Nigro
1606
J/22
183
1:40:47
1:29:22
959
14 Danbuoy Andrew Angione
771
Sonar
183
1:44:05
1:32:17
1134
15 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:35:08
1:32:17
1134