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2003 City League scores

Click on a date for a summary of the evening’s racing.
 
 
Date:
May 7
May 14
May 21
May 28
June 4
 
Venue:
Magnuson
Magnuson
Magnuson
Des Moines
Des Moines
Wind:
SSW 15-17g20
NNE 8-15g20
no wind
SW 2-5
NNW 8-12
NNW 5-12
  Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3   Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3   Totals
  Open/Longboard
1 Mark Dix

DNS

DNS
2
1
1
 
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
 
11
2 Dean Wilson
DNS
DNS
1
2
2
 
2
4
2
2
2
3
2
 
18
3 Mark Stern
1
1
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
1
3
DNF
3
2
3
 
28
4 Glenn Reichenbach
3
2
5
3
3
 
3
3
5
3
6
4
4
 
28
5 Gary Martin
3
4
6
4
5
 
5
5
4
DNF
4
6
6
 
40
6 Bill Granston
DNS
DNS
3
DNF
DNF
 
1
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
53
7 Rick Martin
DNS
DNS
4
5
4
 
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
55
8 Jeff Fletcher
2
3
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
75
9 Tim Ebling
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
5
5
5
 
75
    DNF=5, DNS=10 DNF=7, DNS=10   DNF=7, DNS=10 DNF=7, DNS=10    
  Formula
1 Brian Fukuda                    
2
1
DNF
 
7
2 Louis LeFreniere                    
1
2
DNF
 
7
3 Dick Desler                    
3
3
DNF
 
10
            DNF=4, DNS=4    
  Mistral Prodigy class
1 Brett Altmyer
1
1
1
1
2
 
DNF
2
2
3
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
10
2 Chris Maier
2
2
2
2
1
 
DNF
4
3
2
1
1
1
 
14
3 Hassan Faraz
3
DNF
3
3
3
 
1
3
5
DNF
2
2
2
 
21
4 Mark Luscher
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
1
1
1
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
30
5 Bob Nash
4
3
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
DNF
4
4
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
34
6 Charlie Jokisch
5
DNF
4
4
DNF
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
38
    DNF=6, DNS=7 DNF=5, DNS=7   DNF=6, DNS=7 DNF=4, DNS=7; see notes    
  Run-What-Ya-Brung
1 Holly Sweeney
DNS
DNS
1
DNF
DNF
 
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
 
17
    DNS=2 DNF=2, DNS=2   DNF=2, DNS=2 DNF=2, DNS=2    
FLEET SCORES
  Open/Longboard
Mark Dix
DNS
DNS
2
1
1
 
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
   
Dean Wilson
DNS
DNS
1
2
2
 
2
4
2
2
2
3
2
   
Mark Stern
1
1
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
1
3
DNF
3
2
3
   
Glenn Reichenbach
7?
4
6
3
5
 
3
3
6
4
8
4
4
   
Gary Martin
7?
7
9
7
8
 
5
9
4
DNF
4
6
6
   
Bill Granston
DNS
DNS
3
DNF
DNF
 
1
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
   
Rick Martin
DNS
DNS
4
9
6
 
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
   
Jeff Fletcher
5
6
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
   
Tim Ebling
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
5
5
5
   
Formula
Brian Fukuda                    
7
9
DNF
   
Louis LeFreniere                    
6
10
DNF
   
Dick Desler                    
11
11
DNF
   
Mistral Prodigy class
Brett Altmyer
2
2
5
4
4
 
DNF
6
7
6
DNF
DNF
DNF
   
Chris Maier
3
3
7
5
3
 
DNF
8
8
5
9
7
7
   
Hassan Faraz
4
DNF
8
6
7
 
6
7
10
DNF
10
8
8
   
Mark Luscher
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
5
5
3
DNS
DNS
DNS
   
Bob Nash
6
5
DNS
DNS
DNS
 
DNF
DNF
9
7
DNF
DNF
DNF
   
Charlie Jokisch
7?
DNF
10?
8
DNF
 
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNS
DNF
DNF
DNF
   
Run-What-Ya-Brung
Holly Sweeney
DNS
DNS
1
DNF
DNF
 
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
DNF
   

 

Notes:


Wind information from the following sources:



May 7, 2003
Wowza! City League starts off with a bang for the first evening. Conditions defied the somewhat mediocre forcast, serving up a 15-20 mph southerly. Some of the strongest winds in my memory of City League (which goes back about 7-8 years), providing a good challenge to both competitors and race director! Initially, the wind direction was much more easterly than usual for Magnuson Park, coming almost directly from Yarrow Point. Struggled a bit to set a modest windward/leeward course, and was plagued throughout the evening by difficulties getting the committee boat anchor to hold in the breezy conditions. Then there was a brief lull as the wind shifted almost 90 degrees to the more typical SSW direction, so the first race ended up as pure reaching, rather than windward-leeward as intended. For the second race, the course was changed to account for the new wind direction - upwind to the 7-mph buoy near the boat ramp, then back downwind and around the two reaching marks. This course was a little longer than usual for City League, but was well sailed by everyone - even folks newer to sailing/racing in challenging conditions.

It was great to see some new folks racing with us, as well as the return of Mark Stern of Team Lake Tapps. And Gary Martin, on an F2 Thommen course slalom board (about 80cm wide), did well getting around the course - the courses we tend to use at Magnuson can be quite challenging to get around without a centerboard (even in a good breeze) due to lesser wind near shore (a limitation imposed by quite deep water further off shore, making it more difficult to set marks out there).

Lesson learned:
 


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May 14, 2003
Another excellent evening for City League! Strong southerlies earlier in the day gave way to more moderate notherlies in the evening as the Puget Sound convergence zone passed well south of Magnuson Park. Racing was started in about 15 mph breeze, later diminishing to 8-10 mph (the 520 bridge sensor seems to read a little high for a north wind, relative to the race site). Thirty to forty degree wind shifts occasionally made for some tricky racing. Temperatures were a tad chilly, but warm temps and a good breeze are frequently mutually exclusive around here!

Three races were conducted on a modest windward-leeward course. More difficulties anchoring the committee boat resulted in a skewed start line which unfortunately heavily favored port-tack starts, but the everyone compensated well for this. And there were several exciting close finishes as the competitors become more familiar with the venue and race format, especially in the third race as a pack of five battled for the finish-line! (Chris Maier came out on top, footing past the group with good board speed in a fortuitous starboard tack lift) That was fun to watch from the committee boat!

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May 21, 2003
No wind. So instead, we held an informative on-land race clinic/discussion session. Topics included courses, starts, right-of-way, and some tactics. Thanks to the other experienced racers who also contributed their insights!

For the next two weeks (May 28 and June 4), racing will be held on Puget Sound near the Des Moines marina (this is a slight change to the original schedule). This venue has several fixed marks close to shore in excellent locations to form a course. It's also in sort of a shallow bay, so somewhat protected, which will make it friendly enough for our newer sailors/racers. And it has good exposure to northerly breezes, so we expect to see all you folks with Formula gear out there!

Directions to the Des Moines marina site:

Take the Des Moines exit off I-5 and head downhill toward the water. When you get to the townsite at the bottom of the hill, take any one of the several roads that lead to the big marina and parking lot (the marina's pretty easy to spot - just look for lots of sailboat masts). Go to the small park at the north end where the fishing pier is.

Alternate route for city-dwellers/workers - take highway 99 south, then 509 through Normandy Park to Des Moines and look for the marina (509 follows 1st Ave S through Normandy Park).

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May 28, 2003
A fun evening of racing at the new Des Moines marina venue, despite initially light and flukey winds. For the first two races, the wind was in the process of switching from a southerly pattern to northerly, resulting in drifter conditions (SW 2-5 mph). Later in the evening, the thermal northerly kicked in, producing borderline planing conditions (NNW 8-12 mph). Two more races were squeezed in in these nice conditions, before the sun dropped behind some distant clouds to the west, shutting off the thermal engine. Lots of tight racing at the head of the fleet between Open class racers Mark Dix, Dean Wilson and Mark Stern, as well as further back in the pack between Prodigy and other Open class competitors. Also a great windsurfing beach-party atmosphere as racers and non-racers socialized on and off the water, and a few hundred fascinated spectators passing by watched from the park and the pier!

For June 4, racing will again be held at the Des Moines marina location (change to the original schedule). See the May 21 entry for directions to this site.

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June 4, 2003
Nice warm summer day at the Des Moines marina. Despite promising conditions for a good thermal northerly, the wind started to wane in the evening. Three races were run. The first offered occasional planing conditions; the last was mostly a drifter. Not bad conditions for longboards/Prodigys, but rather challenging for the three folks who gave it a go on Formula gear. Again, a nice windsurfing beach-party atmosphere and lots of interested spectators!

For June 11, no racing is scheduled, but there will probably be an informal gathering at Des Moines marina. For June 18, we will return to Magnuson Park

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