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Firefly #1 Results Posted

posted Jul 9, 2012, 6:31 PM by Race Commodore SSC   [ updated Jul 9, 2012, 6:32 PM by Communications Officer Ssc ]
This past Saturday saw the successful completion of race one of the
BFSC Moonlight Scrambler/SSC Firefly race, hosted by Barefoot. The
event was originally scheduled for weekend before last, but the
scorching heat and the thick, still air prompted a decision to
postpone for a week. That was a good plan.

There were nine boats to register and compete for the coveted Firefly
perpetual trophy. At the 8:00 pm start time, the breeze had filled in
enough to get the fleets off and running. The course was from X-p, H-
s, B-s, X-p, T-p, X-s Fin, with a 10:00 pm short finish at X and an
11:00 pm motor-time.

All boats made it around “H” but the breeze began to fade on the trip
back to “B”, not enough to stop the fleets, but enough to exercise the
patience of skipper and crew. Ultimately, the Short Finish alarm
chimed as the lead boats rounded “B” for the downhill run to “X”.
Racing would stop there. Most made it, but a small number did not make
the motor-time and had to bail.

Remember, the final race in the series is scheduled for Saturday, July
28th. SSC will be hosting this time. Details are forthcoming, but
boats should plan to attend, if for no other reason than to go for a
nice night sail in good company. In addition, yes, a well-lit moon
will attend. It will be patiently awaiting you as the Sun goes down.
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