By Randi Somers
The Cheechako Cup race run May 17 was the first sail race of the season and had six entries that finished in the following order:
Nereus with a corrected time of 1:28:50; Morning Star came in second with a time of 1:36:29, then Arctica with 1:41:06, Dolphin 1:47:38 Dawg’s Life 1:50:31 and Freedom 2, 1:57:30 so it was a pretty close race.
Times are corrected to account for different capabilities of each boat.
One racer reported that conditions were nearly perfect, with a steady west-south-west wind in the 10-12 knot range. The race coincided with a strong incoming tide. For the first time, the club tried a rally start with all boats starting from anchor. Morning Star announced the start at 1:20 p.m.
The course consisted of a rounding of the green can (west of the Spit) and Gull Island, with marks left to port. A steady breeze, sunny skies and flat water made for a fast course.
The next race is the Sourdough Cup, this Saturday May 24.
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