Sunday, September 18, 2022

Long Distance Series 2022

 An epic weekend of J/105 racing wrapped up the Distance Series over Labor Day weekend.  The fleet saw Attitude and Yukon on the line for Friday night's start among the seven starters.  Moderate winds pushed the boats on a fast race over to St. Joseph, with Esprit d'Ecosse dominating the fleet to finish in first.  Y-Not nipped It Wasn't Me at the line to finish 2nd and 3rd, respectively.  

On the way back, stronger winds were from astern, under cloudy skies and some rain.  The big rollers made for some surfing and another fast ride.  The Asylum finished their downwind run nearly 15 minutes ahead of Y-Not, who beat out Sealark and It Wasn't Me in a virtual tie at the "theoretical" alternate finish line.  The three had tangled over the last half of the race course before finally converging at the Four Mile crib, with Y-Not crossing ahead of the other two boat's paths.  

The provisional final series standings (High Point Scoring) found Sealark atop with 21, followed by The Asylum at 19 and Esprit d'Ecosse at 16.  Kinship had 14, Y-Not 13, Peregrine 10, It Wasn't Me 8, Nyctosaur 6, followed by Attitude, Phantom and Yukon.  Global Nomads scratched due to Covid.  

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