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Rain Rain Go Away

by Kurt Hoehne

The Level 35 class working upwind.

From Whidbey Island Race Week PRO Charley Rathkopf, who reported in last night:

Finally some wind, but lots of rain came with it. That allowed for an on-time start in a southerly 10 to 12 knot breeze in Saratoga Passage. The second race saw first a 20 degree right shift, then a full 90 degree shift to the right on the final leg of the race. As  the course was getting reset to the west wind of 12 knots the sky opened and in the downpour the wind lightened and spun around most of the compass. AP over A signal flags were hoisted and the fleet headed back to the dock. Most fleets have a very clear leader with several boats having all bullets. Results are at http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=104.

With three races completed we now have a regatta.

Current forecast is for the westerly to return tomorrow, possibly joined by the sun.

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