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Funter Bay Rendezvous Race Report

The following race report is from Sean Boily:

Sailing Safety Class….Fight or Flight? Try Invention. Try Play.

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) was in town April 25-26, conducting Emergency Drill Conductor training for SEAS. AMSEA’s “Fog Fury 1000” smoke machine made for spooky drills aboard Optiminium and Thalia.  Before drilling, the class worked through drill scenarios in “Beating Odds on Northern Waters,” including crew overboard, fire, flooding, and abandon ship. (http://www.amazon.com/Beating-Odds-Northern-Waters-Fishing/dp/1566120780)

Wet and Wild

The forecast for Saturday morning’s Admiralty Cove race start was 90% chance of rain and a 10 knot Southeasterly breeze. SEAS racers motored down the Channel to the start line with a steady downpour of rain and not a breath of wind (except the kind a moving boat creates). As the 4-boat fleet of Loa’a Nalu, Haiku, Thalia & Optiminium gathered at Marmion Island for the start, everyone was suited up for the conditions and smiling at a nice breeze. Lyric (WR), serving as Committee Boat, would build anticipation for the start by voicing ‘5-second’ countdowns prior to each timing mark & hitting the horn on a couple others. As boats tacked back & forth below the line, the ripples on the water filled in along the Marmion end of the course and into Stephens Passage.

 

Opti Take Third

Opti Take Third

Joel and Optiminium took 3rd in the inagural AIR race.  Way to go JDawg...

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