Thanks to Ron Byrne and the crew of Charjer for the drag race around and I5 course. The winds expected to be from the WNW were oscillating prior to the start and Ron set a windward mark several hundred yards off Yankee. The leeward mark was Hogback. Given the wind direction during the start sequence it was possible to lay the windward mark from the start line from the boat end. Position at the favored boat end and timing the start was the key. Most of the fleet were slightly early for the start and were bearing down the line as Crackerjack nailed the start at the boat end at full speed and trimmed for the windward mark with Jaded slightly to leeward. A few boats on the leeward end of the line quickly tacked in an attempt to clear their air but for the most part the fleet was able to lay the 1st mark. The fast boats charged ahead on a course that was made for pure speed. At the rounding, Vaporize sheeted in their chute hard behind Woot! and Crackerjack to gain the windward advantage and then just rocketed out to the lead on a spinnaker reach made for them. Crackerjack and woot! were within inches as the rounded Hogback with Wild Thing , Animal and Uncle Ludwig, all in bunch just yards behind. On the next upwind leg sheet trimmers were getting a workout easing in the puff’s to increase speed. As the fleet closed to the 2nd windward mark a late leg knock, favored those boats that stayed to the windward side of the course. Dave was around first with a clear lead and woot! 50 yards behind set another fast reach towards Hogback without boat traffic. Those boats that set up for a gybe-set gained a few yards around on their close competitors. In the final leg Vaporize and woot! crossed 1st and 2nd but Crackerjack took the win and Animal wedged into 3rd on corrected time. The series standings are listed below with the 3rd drop counted and 13/17 races completed .

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Crackerjack Jon Brodie
4276
J/24
171
0:33:45
0:30:25
0
2 Vaporize Dave Dougall
28
Viper 640
111
0:31:18
0:30:46
21
3 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
0:34:32
0:31:07
42
4 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:32:13
0:31:15
50
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:34:59
0:31:32
67
6 Jaded Michael Slaughter
4279
J/24
171
0:35:17
0:31:48
83
7 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:35:37
0:32:06
101
8 Wild Thing Spencer Raggio
5
J/80
117
0:33:52
0:33:00
155
9 Stinger Rob Fraser
541
J/24
171
0:36:48
0:33:10
165
10 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:37:18
0:33:37
192
11 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
0:38:25
0:34:03
218
12 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
0:38:34
0:34:11
226
13 High Jinx Tony Dirado / Deb Katz
3201
J/24
171
0:38:17
0:34:30
245
14 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:40:44
0:36:43
378