Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rockin' & Rollin' Down The Strait

Many of the racing boats in the Strait of Juan de Fuca are now recording consistent speeds in the 8's and 9's.

After a windless first two days, the second night of the 2016 CYC Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race has turned into a middle of the night roller coaster ride. With breezes in the teens from the SSW, you can bet these boats are all working hard to adjust to the new westerly breeze. No doubt, there will be some great spinnaker-ride, Orca-whale, and under-the-stars stories to be told after this night is through.

Fleet A2 is coming up fast behind the leaders at Race Rocks; it looks like they might have gotten through the transition better than Kinetic V and Rage. It will be a close race on adjusted time.

Another couple of boats that are steaming fast towards the finish are B fleeters Raindrop and Blade Runner. We've been commenting all race how well these old salts have sailed up the course in this year's race... The payoff may not be too far away!


Flamingo Chris said...

Blade Runner is doing 9 knots, bucking a 4 knot ebb tide, at 2 am, in a 27 foot boat, in the middle of a 600 foot deep ocean inlet.......CRAZY!
Fast Is Fun!

taph2o said...

This could get very interesting seems to be a hole at the finish line