Sailing Dates: 11/17/12, 01/19/13, 02/16/13, 03/16/13
February Race Recap
Encinal Yacht Club’s Jack Frost Feb 16th was blessed with 10knot north winds, which shifted and dropped a knot or two by the second race to the west-northwest. Race one was a sprint around the course for scratch boat, Twisted, Tony Pohl’s Farr 40 who maintained his lead in the series with two first places for the day. Red Cloud kept her second place spot with two clean second place finishes.
Racing was tight in all the fleets but the strong current on the upwind leg in the second race created an added challenge. Mark Simpson on Shadowfax, who had placed second with only a 7 second corrected difference in race one, pulled out a 1 minute 23 second lead in the second race.
The Santana 22s were relieved when the race committee shorted their second race to once around after struggling against the tide. Kristy Lugert on Kitten was pleased with first place in the second race, after Frank Lawler on Tackful had beat her out of first by one minute in the earlier race. The “Tuna” group all finished within minutes of each other in both races.
About the Jack Frost Series
The Jack Frost Midwinters give folks the opportunity to race a leisurely set of races during the winter months. The races are held in the central bay, usually between Treasure Island and Alcatraz Island. There will be starts for PHRF divisions and for one design classes with at least five boats registered. Two races a day are scheduled and marks are set to provide good courses for race day conditions.
Midwinter racing is generally very mild, although an occasional front can sneak in and make the racing a bit more intense. The series is popular with our members and non-members, giving them a chance to get out on the water during the winter, and keep their boat in sailing form and sailing skills intact.
After racing, join us for complimentary clam chowder while you watch video of the day’s sailing back at the club. We award a prize each day to the race winner in each division or class.