Light Wind Challenges
Winds were light to non-existent at the planned start time of tonight’s race, but the race committee was optimistic and deferred the start time for 15 minutes. By then, the wind had picked up slightly and the race started over a short course. Initially, the course was planned to be two circuits of a course within Nawiliwili harbor, but due to the weak breeze and late start, the race committee decided to shorten the race to a single lap.
Before the start, Weatherly decided not to race, so only six boats started the slow duel. The initial lead changed multiple times until Kato pulled out to a commanding lead at the first mark. It kept the lead throughout the balance of the race.
Boat for boat, Fast Company and Bonjolea II vied for the second spot, with Fast Company eking out the boat-for-boat second by a single second (in the last 10 seconds before the finish!). In PHRF corrected time, Bonjolea II beat Speedy by a mere 2 seconds.
In the club category, Speedy was first, with OZone beating Papa ‘Au for second by a mere 15 seconds.
Gene Wells Memorial Series #6 results:
2. Fast Company
3. Bonjolea II
3. Papa ‘Au
The final race of the Gene Wells Memorial Series will be held next Thursday, October 19, at 5 PM.Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s annual Halloween (costume) race will be held on Thursday, October 26, also at 5:00 pm.