D11: PRSA Thanksgiving Weekend Frostbite

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    A nice little Sunday was by all on the water. Sam Dobbs, Kevin, and I ran races from the 16' skiff. 7 races were completed. As you might imagine, it was pretty warm for November. Those in drysuits were sweaty; those in shorts and lycra were comfy. The first 3 races were closer to docks, as the wind was from the east 3-8 knots. Low tide was at 11:50, leading to long beats, some WW mark hitting, and short sprints with the current downwind.

    Midway through the third race (and much to the chagrin of those who went left one the second beat), the wind clocked right 90 degrees. The RC picked up the marks and moved further into the cove, setting the windward mark just off the leadmine piers. The breeze picked up as it filled in from the south (but it was still pretty spotty and shifty), and I believe the hiking straps were engaged at times. I believe the infamous R. Bennett even capsized downwind, though I'm yet to confirm this rumour. 5 different boats won races, and the fleet was as large as 19 boats. - Mike Renda

    November 29
    Series Summary
    Pl Sail Skipper Avg 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 1 550 Tim Zimmerman 3.3 1 1 1 6 (7) 5 6 2 049 Robert Bennett 4 2 6 3 2 3 8 (10) 3 329 Cary Comer 4.2 4 3 7 5 (9) 1 5 4 719 Nabeel Alsalam 5 (9) 8 6 4 5 6 1 5 MH Marty Hublitz 5.3 3 2 5 11 1 10 (18\DNS) 6 631 Eric Johnson 5.7 (20\DNS) 10 12 1 4 4 3 7 829 Jim Klein 6.7 5 5 11 7 8 (14) 4 8 795 Bob Bear 7.2 8 (12) 9 10 2 7 9 113 Len Guenther 7.3 (10) 9 10 8 6 3 8 10 818 Keith Barron 7.7 6 7 8 (14) 11 12 2 11 892 Jacob Donkersloot 10 7 13 4 (16) 14 9 13 12 057 Will Farley 10.2 12 4 (15) 12 13 11 9 13 510 Steve Parsons 11.2 15 14 2 3 16\DNF 17\DNS (18\DNS) 14 136 Dan Miller 11.8 13 (15) 13 9 12 13 11 15 366 Tom Pfeifer 12.3 14 16 (18) 15 10 7 12 16 925 Ridley Nelson 14.2 11 11 16 13 17\DNS 17\DNS (18\DNS) 17 000 Marc Marc 15.7 16 (17) 17 17\DNF 15 15 14 18 448 David Fehrle 16.5 17 (19) 14 18\DNS 17\DNS 17\DNS 16 19 768 Red Fehrle 17.2 18 18 (19) 18\DNS 17\DNS 17\DNS 15 20 817 Michael Renda 0# (2)

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