Member, CBYRA, PHRF of the
Chesapeake Bay, US Sailing
Primary club: BCYA
Sail No. 93253
PHRF Rating 198 (S2 9.2C SSAS RF)
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2020-06-24 Bay Retriever takes 3rd on a beautiful light air night!
On a beautiful evening with 8-10 knots of wind, and despite a late start, Bay Retriever clawed her way to the front of the pack, passing and walking away from faster boats to cross the line second in class, but correcting to third.
2020-06-03 Bay Retriever returns to heavy weather sailing with a shorthanded crew
Despite being heavily overcanvassed with a full main and #1 in 15-20 knots of wind, Bay Retriever managed 8th/12 overall, 5/5 in class with a crew of two, including two 360s by an inattentive skipper. We had good boat speed and are working on improved plans for boathandling during tacks.
Overall though it was fun getting out and bouncing around agin!
2020-05-27 Bay Retriever returns to racing with a solid finish!
Bay Retriever returned to racing for the first time since '14, setting sail on a beautiful May evening in 5-10 knots for a short ~3 mile race.
In the Nonspin B class, we tied for 3th out of 5, 7th out of 12 overall for the course - a great start for shaking the rust off and starting to learn the currents/wind patterns in a new area!
2nd place finisher Put-In-Bay finished behind us, but corrected over us on handicap
2012-11-18 Bay Retriever takes first in a spinnaker race vs A and B boats
On a breezy, chilly Sunday afternoon, Bay Retriever started strong and never looked back, taking first in a competitive mixed fleet. With several of the regular crew unavailable, a guest crewmember remarked, "I've never seen anyone do so much work for such short amount of time," after we flew the spinnaker for maybe 5 minutes on a downwind leg - but that was enough to keep us ahead for a great finish to the 2012 racing season.
Bay Retriever Joins the B Fleet!
After learning all she could in the Non-spin fleet, the crew of Bay Retriever decided it was time to start playing with the spinnaker. Since Baltimore's racing fleet is mostly A or fast B boats, that meant racing against boats with PHRF ratings 100+ sec/mile faster.
Despite the handicap differences, we had a blast playing with the "big boys" and learning all the extra lines and roles involved with spinnaker - and managed to beat one or two over the line, and corrected over a few more. The longer courses do mean we finish after sunset, when the breeze dies, so we've got that extra handicap to deal with too, but we're still learning and having fun.
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