We had a little bit of everything in tonight’s race! The crew of Cut Loose was our RC, and set an I-7 course in a light south wind, with north Canoe as the windward mark and a ball due north for the leeward mark. Just before the start, weather radar was showing two small cells approaching, and lightning was reported ten miles away. RC determined that the closest cell would pass south of us, and started the race on time. New entries Jaded and Fuzzy Logic joined the fleet tonight for a total of 13 boats on the line. There was a small left shift in the breeze, and the pin end was slightly favored. Stinger and Wild Thing started at the pin end, with a larger crowd at the boat end of the line. Vaporize arrived late, giving the fleet a big head start. About halfway up the first beat it became apparent that the storm cell was going to hit our race course, and crews scrambled to don foul weather gear. With the rain came bigger breeze from the southwest, providing a lift to the mark on starboard tack. Wild Thing was first to the mark, set the kite and was launched downwind in the big breeze. Several of the next boats around waited a few minutes for the breeze to settle before spinnakers went up, with Knot on Call one of the first to set. That first downwind leg provided planing conditions for the sport boats. Wild Thing came down the east side of the course, woot! jibed early to go west, and Nelson reported that Vaporize “tripped over its keel” after a jibe… heading back upwind the sun came out and the breeze dropped, and spinnakers started to droop on the second downwind. RC signaled a shortened course and set up a finish at the leeward mark. Wild Thing crossed first for line honors, followed by woot! As Spirit and Uncle Ludwig battled down the center of course, Stinger went deeper into the right corner downwind and crossed the other boats at the finish for the win on corrected time. And we have a three-way tie for second with Wild Thing, Knot on Call and Spirit! Family Feud and woot! also tied for seventh. Congratulations to all boats for getting through a fun, fast, slow, wet, sunny, breezy, light evening! After race festivities at the Adirondack Brewery included a celebratory cake and some tune-less singing for Steve Jackson’s retirement :)

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:21:57
1:13:52
0
2 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:23:53
1:14:23
31
2 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:22:31
1:14:23
31
2 Wild Thing Spencer Raggio
5
J/80
117
1:16:20
1:14:23
31
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:22:49
1:14:39
47
6 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
1:25:23
1:16:58
186
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
RC
7 Family Feud Russell Merchant
1090
J/22
183
1:28:04
1:18:05
253
Not Paid
7 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:20:30
1:18:05
253
9 Jaded Michael Slaughter
4279
J/24
171
1:29:10
1:20:23
391
10 Sails Call/Joia Cantrell/Brandow
1040
J/22
183
1:30:45
1:20:28
396
14 Night Spirit John Carr
4552
J/24
171
DNF
14 Vaporize Dave Dougall
28
Viper 640
111
DNF
14 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
DNF
Not Paid