NorCal #3

This was the third race day in the series. First race this year without a forecast of rain! A warm perfect day with northwest wind about 8 kts with a few puffs at 14. The shifts were between West and Northwest. As a result the racing was very close with no side of the race course consistently favored. You needed to be on the correct side of the shift where for the most wind.

 The first race was a single sausage finishing upwind. Jim Bradley with Chris Krueger were off fast from the start and were never headed, winning easily. John and Steffan Ravizza placed second holding off Pax Davis with Aaron Lee who placed third.

Race two was W-L-W finishing downwind. Ravizza got away and was gone. David Bacci with Steve Jeppesen nosed out Davis in a very close finish for second place

Race three was the same course as the second race. Bradley got away on the downwind leg and that was enough for him to hold on and win the race. Bacci was a solid second followed by Ravizza in third place.

Race four was the single sausage finishing on the wind. This was Ravizza day to show very steady boat speed. He got to the weather mark first and held on to finish first. Bacci having his best day in the  series was second. Bradley was third.

Race five was the single sausage course. Davis stayed in the wind on the south shore on the down wind leg and was able to pass several boats and win the race. A pick up in the breeze and couple of shifts and Bacci was a very close second. Third place was Lyn and Pastal Hines who found that shift off the leeward mark.

Many thanks to Marianne and Ken Popplewell for conducting the races. Good courses, good race management. This couple have been doing this RC work for the Mercs for several years.

2018 Norcal        
    Race Day Total Total TO Series Total Place
Sail # Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15          
537 Ravizza 2 1 4 5 6 2 2 1 5 9 2 1 3 1 4 11 48 20 28 1
553 J Bradley 3 2 6 2 2 5 7 2 7 7 1 4 1 3 6 15 58 21 37 2
580 P Davis 4 3 1 3 3 8 8 7 8 2 3 3 5 4 1 16 63 24 39 3
508 Baird 1 6 2 1 1 1 3 4 1 1 10 10 10 10 10 50 71 30 41 4
548 Bacci 6 8 5 6 4 4 5 9 4 8 5 2 2 2 2 13 72 25 47 5
565 Hines 9 9 9 9 9 3 9 3 3 6 4 5 4 6 3 22 91 27 64 6
481 Buckingham 9 9 9 9 9 7 1 8 2 4 10 10 10 10 10 50 117 30 87 7
431 Worden 7 5 9 9 9 10 4 5 9 5 10 10 10 10 10 50 122 30 92 8
562 Hansen 9 9 9 9 9 6 6 6 6 3 10 10 10 10 10 50 122 30 92 9
577 Chargin 9 9 9 9 9 11 10 10 13 11 7 6 7 5 5 30 130 35 95 10
429 West 5 7 3 4 5 13 13 13 13 13 10 10 10 10 10 50 139 39 100 11
529 C Davis 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 11 10 10 8 8 8 7 7 38 134 32 102 12
574 O'Connor 9 9 9 9 9 13 13 13 13 13 6 7 6 10 10 39 149 39 110 13
461 Mueller 8 4 7 9 9 13 13 13 13 13 10 10 10 10 10 50 152 39 113 14
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