Guess we were being hacked!! LOL
It was an outstanding performance by both classes on the Division 1 course. Starts went off without a hitch. Results have been posted on Yachtscoring.
Thank you for your support of Quantum Key West Race Week. Hope to see you again next year.
Boats going up the middle had the advantage over either extreme side. First boat around is Quantum Racing, Bow 01 at 11:20.
Order of rounding is as follows within 2 minutes:
The first leg took 15 minutes.
Another All Clear start for this last race of the series!
Aggressive by all boats.
The entire fleet went left except for 1.
Wind appears to be even across the course.
All clear start. Thrilling and very aggressive! Lots of risky maneuvers including some last second tacks from Port back to Starboard.
Most boats decelerated for a proper start. All were on the line at the start. Five went right, 6 went left but in the early stage the fleet seems to generally going up the left side.
Inside of 4 minutes to TP52 start of race 10.
From the Signal:
Lots of crew in the spreaders sighting the course wind. I’m sure the tension is high on each boat but they are all smiling!
Course 4 is set for a bearing of 180. The pressure is 7 kts and increasing, spreading evenly across the course
The first mark is 1.5 miles for TP 52 and 1.2 for the J111’s.
We should see some crew members up on the second spreader siting the course wind soon. Always fun to see that!
Good news… Signal boat has anchored.
Bad news… Wind has dropped to 6 knots.
However, pressure is expected to pick up soon.
TP 52 Class has 5 boats within 3 points of first! Lots of pressure to make this race the best race of the series.
Looking forward to an exciting start!
J111 Class has 3 boats within 5 points of first place. No one has a safe first place finish today.
This race will be very important to both classes.
Good luck to all competitors!
Signal boat for the Division 1 Class just arrived out on the course.
Initial conditions have wind at 7-8 from roughly 200. Expected to increase closer toward the noon hour. Gorgeous race conditions.