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 Post subject: Redwood City Racing
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Thanks to Phil for setting up the Redwood City Racing series. They have been going out almost every week with the 4 F-18's there.
We showed up at 11am were pointed to a fully rigged and waiting for a main tiger. We wheeled it down to the water and we were set. Once all 3 tigers and the Wildcat was ready it was towed out to the race area by the chase Zodiak also provided by Phil. We sat waiting for wind enjoying drinks chips and Sushi provided by Dan. After drifting and rafting up for a while the breeze began to slowly fill in. Phil droped a mark set a 2 minute start and we were off.

Philipe and Frank on a Tiger, Dan and Bill on a Tiger, Myself and Daisy on a Tiger, Pieter and Christine on the Wildcat. The other 2 tigers fought each other at the start and i ran and dipped behind the Wildcat for the port start. It payed out well and we tacked up the basin to the mark, poped the chute and ran down to the lower mark. Back up to the windward mark then back down to the finish. Race took about 20 minutes nice short 2 lapper with no extra tacks. The boats finished Wildcat , Tiger with us on it, Frank and Philipe , then Dan and Pieter.

Phil saw we had to do no tacks or gybes and moved the mark for a second race. This time we all started on port and ran to the upwind alot closer. One tack to the starboard layline and the chutes came out again. Gybe sets by the first 2 boats and bearaway sets by the other 2. 1 gybe on the down wind to lay the mark and do it again. The Gybe sets payed and we again followed the Wildcat to the finish. Frank and Philipe in third and Dan and Pieter in fourth.


The sun was getting close to the hills but we ran one more one lap race and Phil jumped from the chase boat to the Wildcat. Christine took over the chase boat. Again all four boats on port but I got squeezed out and had to circle back and re start. Got pushed above the pin due to bad planning on my part. We circled and then began to run up to the fleet. Near the top mark we had climed into third. Frank and Philipe had a problem on the spin set. Daisy and I gybe set got a little more pressure and came in Second again. We were going to do another race but it was getting dark and wind was going away.

We called it a day and everyone went to the docks and dropped the mains. rinsed the boats and put them back in the storage yard. Great day with great people. We even got some training in and had a free ride on a set up boat. Thanks everyone there.

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 Post subject: Re: Redwood City Racing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:00 am 
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Nothing like having a boat roadie...set up on the beach and ready for the rock star to show up. Sounded like a fun day. No sailing here...it's a little on the cool side right now. It's actually warmer in your kitchen freezer than it is outside.


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 Post subject: Re: Redwood City Racing
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:44 pm 
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There is a Redwood City F18 event this Saturday (4/1/2011, noon-ish). Good turnout expected. (BTW, crew needed)

Note: This sailing season at Redwood City is going to be great: With the addition of a new guy from So-Cal, Alex, there will be five F18s stationed there in the dry-lot, going out every Wednesday evening during the YC beer cans.

Check out our sweb-site: Our own Bill Tieman, slayer of Slingshot (05 Tiger) created our highly polished, up-to-date, information rich, F18 website http://www.sff18.org.

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Dan Peake
Campbell, CA
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 Post subject: Re: Redwood City Racing
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:23 pm 
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The California Highway Patrol estimates both directions of traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in Southern Humboldt will be closed for an estimated two weeks.
The California Highway Patrol estimates both directions of traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in Southern Humboldt will be closed for an estimated two weeks.
CHP Officer Len Johnson said the freeway appears to have buckled 50 feet in both directions from where the mud slide occurred at about 9:20 a.m. today, about one mile north of Dean Creek and five miles north of Garberville.
"It's a mess," Johnson said.
CHP is advising motorists to take the long way around via State Route 299 to Interstate 5 to State Route 20, as county roads have also been impacted by the rain. That detour is also the only one available for big rigs, according to CHP.
Johnson said the slide was likely caused by the 7 inches of rain the area has received in the last month.

I'm looking at trying to get there. Making the 600 mile round trip 800.

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