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2023 BFSC Spring Series
 

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Review of 2023 Spring Race Series

 

 

July 24, 2023

The BFSC Spring Race Series has ended and looking forward to the Fall series starting in August. The Spring series proved to be pretty tough with lack of wind or storms, but luckily we were able to complete 5 races - Woohoo!

 

For the cruiser class, Pete Winham with Southern Cross won the 1st place accomplishing finishing #1 in ever raced attended...Wow! In second place, finished Tom Swendiman with Windwalker and in third place, finished David Bloom with Full Deck.

 

For the racer fleet, Bruce Barton with Magic Fly won 1st place followed by Dan Drechsel with Hope in 2nd place, and Jeff Elam with Shameless in 3rd place.

 

I want to make an honorary mentioned to Tim Wilson who just started to race and finished #1 in his first race.

 

Lets look forward to more wind and good weather for an exciting Fall Series.

 

Happy Sailing!

 

Chico

July 18, 2023

The last race of the Spring Series was Saturday, the 15th and it was much like most of the Spring Series – a test of one’s light air racing skills. To finish the races often required patience and perseverance along with a healthy amount of sail trim skill and experience to know where the best wind was. Admittedly, it was frustrating at times, but using short courses and shortened finishes we were able to put together a fun series without the help of the wind gods. In fact, in this last race the wind gods were particularly cruel. As soon as the short race course was shortened even more, and a few boats managed to cross the finish line, the winds piped up to 15 knots and a decent sail could be had heading back to one’s dock.

As a reminder, the third Moonlight race is on July 29th and the Fall Series has its first race on August 5th. Join us for some fun times on the water, regardless of the wind. If you don’t have a boat, but want to learn and enjoy the sport, come to the skipper’s meeting and we’ll do everything we can to get you on a boat. It’s a great way to learn what racing is about and to experience the fun and comradeship it creates.

Fred

June 18, 2023
 

The Barefoot Spring Series race 5 took place on the 17th and was a big success. We had a perfectly run flat start with Dan providing professional race management on Favored  End. After the race, Laura cooked up some fine burgers and hotdogs for the dirt-up. The race itself was short and sweet with decent winds that kept us moving at a good clip. We had 6 boats competing and can handle a lot more – so come out and take advantage of all that our racing program has to offer.

Fred and Chico

Final Results - Cruiser Fleet

Skipper
Club
Sail
Boat
Make/Model
PHRF
Score
Fred Kempner
BFSC
375
Saucy Wench
Hunter 37
135
Bob Jirak
BFSC
60
Social Distancing
Hunter 34
147
Tom Swendiman
BFSC
202
Windwalker
Cal 31
171
David Westfall
LLSC
15526
Murphy
Catalina 22
279
Mark Samuels
BFSC
144
Alexia
Endeavour 35
156
David Bloome
BFSC
160
Full Deck
Hunter 320
180
Spencer Gay
BFSC
751
Revelry
Hunter 34
147
Pete Winham
BFSC
1011
Southern Cross
Morgan 45
90

Final Results - Racer Fleet

Skipper
Club
Sail
Boat
Make/Model
PHRF
Score
Bruce Barton
BFSC
14
Magic Fly
Dragonfly 800
60
1
Dan Dreschel
BFSC
42
Hope
Colgate 26
163
2
Jeff Elam
BFSC
531
Shameless
Santana 20
222
3
Tim Wilson
BFSC
3
Nord
Tri 24
90
4
Pat Finnick
BFSC
11
Imagine
E33
117
5
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