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.
On the last day of Quantum Key West Race Week, the leaders of the J88 and Flying Tiger Fleets should remain the same.
The ORC and Performance Cruising Classes can see movement. In the ORC fleet second place High Noise is a point away from tying for first with Second Star.
In the Performance Cruising class, Grateful Red and Island Flyer are tied for 2nd. Today’s battle will determine 2nd and 3rd place.
Four class titles hang in the balance today:
• 3 points separate the top five in the 52 Super Series
• 5 points separate the top three in the J/111 Class
• 9 points separate the top two in the J/70 Class
• 1 point separates the top two in ORC