Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Witch Way Alfie Merchant 2598 J/24 171
01:13:37
01:06:22
0
2 Wild Thing Spencer Raggio 5 J/80 117
01:11:20
01:09:30
188
3 Vaporize Dave Dougall 28 Viper 640 111
01:10:45
01:09:34
192
4 Windog Frank Nigro 1606 J/22 183
01:19:00
01:10:03
221
5 Spirit Rodger Voss 1916 J/24 171
01:19:51
01:11:59
337
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson 1672 J/24 171
01:21:20
01:13:19
417
7 J/80 - 69 Brad Taylor 69 J/80 117
01:15:16
01:13:20
418
8 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy 2714 J/24 171
01:21:25
01:13:23
421
9 High Jinx Tony Dirado / Deb Katz 3201 J/24 171
01:22:30
01:14:22
480
10 T Christian Wetzel 5284 J/24 171
01:23:14
01:15:02
520
11 woot! John Haller 304 J/70 120
01:18:14
01:15:53
571

Race 14 was sailed under clear skies with a consistent south breeze blowing at ~ 5 -7 knots. 11 boats made it out to the W6 course with Hogback as the windward mark and a tetrahedron for the start and leeward mark. The line was set with a pin end favor. With most boats opting for a mid-line to pin High Jinx pushed Vaporize dangerously close to being called over early. Uncle Ludwig ran out of line and needed to gybe around and weave through the rest of fleet crossing the “T” on port. Wild Thing tacked on to Port early and led a few more boats taking the west side of the course. Vaporize, Witch Way, and Spirit were among the contenders looking to the east side for advantage. At the first mark Dave led the way, Wild Thing and Brad’s J80 slipping ahead of Witch Way clearly leading the J/24 pack. A late set and hourglass on Brad’s boat would shuffle the pack by the next rounding. The sport boats split again on the downwind with Vaporize heading west, Wild Thing down the middle and Brad out on the east. The J/24 fleet had a great run straight down the middle with a few gybes to keep lined up on the tetrahedron. Vaporize and Wild Thing led around the mark again but Witch Way, Spirit, and Uncle Ludwig got ahead of Brad. Vaporize held off Wild Thing until the 2nd downwind rounding where Spencer, sticking to the east side, crossed Dave just a few yards from the tetrahedron and headed back towards Hogback in slightly increasing wind velocity. With the sun setting behind the western ridge the RC moved up to Hogback for the finish after 5 legs. Vaporize got ahead of Wild Thing on the last leg for line honors and Witch Way dominated the result crossing the line 3rd but over 3 minutes ahead on corrected time. Meanwhile, Spirit covered Uncle Ludwig on the eastern horizon where they fell into the wind shadow of Long Island. This allowed woot! and Windog to cross the line ahead of them. Cut Loose was able to nip out Uncle Ludwig at the finish widening the point spread between Spirit and Uncle Ludwig. Congratulations to Alfie and crew for another win, Spencer took 2nd by 4 seconds over Dave, and well done Windog for making up a lot of ground in the final leg. The full results are below with a synopsis of the series standings. Next week will be a full moon and a raft up will take place directly after the last boat finishes, weather permitting. Also the end of the year celebration at Carl R’s is being planned and this year some extra “prizes” by GILL will be drawn using a random number generator based on boat and crew position. Please attend the party to find out who the lucky ones are!