The Log of Indiscipline III
Labor Day 2008 Oceanside to San Diego Race
|Photo Journal of Labor Day Race 2008.
A 38.5 mile race from Oceanside to San Diego.
On Saturday S2 8.5 Endeavor and Indiscipline ran up to join the Silver Gate Yacht Club - Oceanside Yacht Club raft up.
|We got in very late, around 9 PM because we left late and sailed 18 of the
This is the raft up 07:30 Sunday morning, I was one of the first ones up.
|My new battle flag, a givt from my friends down in Tiajuana.
Piratas de la Bahia.
I Like the sound of that.
|Right at 10 AM I picked up crew person Joe aka sloopsmitten.|
|Pre race action saw 3 boats in the PHRF A Fleet and 5 in our class PHRF B
ranging from a Catalina 36 to a Coronado 24.
We were giving the 24 time but everyone else owed us.
|Here are my friends on Hown Dawg, one of the class acts in San Deigo racing.|
|Southern CA has NW winds as regular as the trades. Normally this
would be a spinnaker run.
Here right after the start, we are all hard on the SSW winds.
Most boats went out.
Indiscipline elected to crack off just a little, run the rumbline, and work the polars for max speed.
|Looking ahead at the PHRF A fleet and the Cat 36 which went over the
They owed us an hour but I don't think we covered the handicap.
|Sunset saw us approaching the finish.
Winds were about 5 to 10 all the way down.
When they were up around 10 we stayed right with K.I.S.S - a Santana 25 that owed up 9.6 minutes, and my friend's S2 Endeavor that owed us 40.
|Up to the halfway point we averaged 5.5 knots and were within spitting
distance of KISS and Endeavor.
As winds dropped and went aft speeds dropped on all boats.
About 3PM we were off Mission Bay making 3 knots with winds less than 5 on the beam. They were pulling away.
We went up spin.
|Sunset saw us rounding the entrance buoy, gybing the spin, and
running nearly dead down wind into the Bay for the finish.
We hit gusts and lulls and worked our way up on K.I.S.S and Endeavor - we really gained ground on the last 3 mile leg.
|We finished the race at about 5 knots, with a flood current helping, and
me on the bow trimming spin for all I was worth.
Start was at 11:35, we finished at 7:20.
That is an overall average of 4.8 knots.
We were 5 minutes behind Endeavor and killed them on handicap.
We were about 10 minutes behind K.I.S.S and we don't know the results yet.
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