Wednesday Night Series: 2021

Standings

Place Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Race 15 Race 16 Total
1
Stinger
[ 6 ]
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
[ 12 ]
2
2
[ 17 ]
[ 12 ]
17
2
Uncle Ludwig
1
2
3
6
5
5
2
5
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
2
2
[ 7 ]
5
[ 6 ]
2
40
3
Spirit
4
[ 8 ]
[ 12 ]
5
2
3
4
6
6
5
[ 15 ]
4
3
[ 6 ]
3
5
50
4
woot!
7
9
1
6
3
9
[ 18 ]
1
4
[ 11 ]
5
6
[ 10 ]
1
[ 9 ]
1
53
5
Cut Loose
3
6
5
4
[ 10 ]
6
8
[ 10 ]
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
7
5
1
4
7
3
59
6
Knot on Call
11
7
7
1
[ 11 ]
7
[ 11 ]
[ 12 ]
8
3
4
1
[ 11 ]
7
4
6
66
7
Judy
2
3
4
11
4
8
10
7
3
7
[ 12 ]
8
[ 15 ]
11
[ 17 ]
[ 12 ]
78
8
III
6
5
8
3
6
4
6
3
[ 15 ]
[ 17 ]
9
[ 13 ]
[ 15 ]
11
5
12
78
9
Wild Thing
8
4
6
7
9
[ 10 ]
9
4
5
[ 10 ]
6
9
5
8
[ 14 ]
[ 10 ]
80
10
Animal
11
13
12
11
14
2
7
15
[ 16 ]
[ 17 ]
[ 16 ]
3
[ 15 ]
11
1
7
107
11
Pobody Nerfect
11
13
12
11
14
[ 14 ]
[ 18 ]
[ 15 ]
2
2
3
13
4
11
[ 17 ]
12
108
12
T
5
9
10
8
8
[ 14 ]
12
9
10
9
10
[ 13 ]
[ 15 ]
11
[ 12 ]
8
109
13
Fuzzy Logic
11
13
12
11
7
[ 14 ]
5
11
[ 16 ]
4
[ 16 ]
[ 13 ]
6
11
8
12
111
14
Eclat
9
13
9
11
[ 14 ]
11
[ 14 ]
[ 15 ]
11
13
11
7
8
3
[ 13 ]
9
115
15
Brass Ring
11
13
12
11
14
14
3
15
[ 16 ]
[ 17 ]
[ 16 ]
13
[ 15 ]
11
2
12
131
16
Iko Iko
11
13
12
11
[ 14 ]
[ 14 ]
13
[ 15 ]
[ 15 ]
12
8
13
9
11
10
12
135
17
Gracie
11
13
12
11
14
12
[ 15 ]
13
[ 16 ]
14
[ 16 ]
10
13
9
[ 15 ]
12
144
18
timocracy
11
13
12
11
14
14
[ 18 ]
8
[ 16 ]
[ 17 ]
[ 16 ]
13
15
11
11
12
145
19
Windfall
11
13
12
11
14
14
[ 18 ]
15
16
[ 17 ]
[ 16 ]
13
12
11
[ 17 ]
4
146
20
Rebel 2
11
12
12
10
13
14
[ 16 ]
15
[ 16 ]
[ 17 ]
13
13
15
11
[ 17 ]
12
151

  
Committee Boat
  
Did Not Compete
  
DNF / DSQ
[x]
Dropped Score

Results

Race 16

Sep 01, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:30:33
0:27:34
0
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:33:44
0:28:26
52
3 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:33:52
0:28:33
59
4 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
0:32:05
0:28:57
83
5 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:34:25
0:29:00
86
6 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:37:13
0:30:53
199
7 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
0:38:42
0:32:37
303
8 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:39:12
0:33:02
328
9 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:41:04
0:34:37
423
10 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:46:27
0:42:06
872

Race 15

Aug 25, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-4.

Video: Race 15 Start

Video: Race 15 Downwind

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
0:40:48
0:34:23
0
2 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
0:42:05
0:34:56
33
3 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:41:46
0:35:12
49
4 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:42:52
0:35:35
72
5 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
0:43:32
0:36:08
105
6 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:42:57
0:36:12
109
7 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:44:00
0:37:05
162
8 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
0:45:34
0:37:49
206
9 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:42:06
0:38:00
217
10 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
0:45:32
0:38:23
240
11 timocracy Tim Nolan
1077
J/22
183
0:46:40
0:38:44
261
12 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:48:29
0:40:52
389
13 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:51:05
0:43:03
520
14 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:47:50
0:43:21
538
15 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
0:56:24
0:47:44
801

Race 14

Aug 18, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-5, shortened to W-3. Wind: South, 0–4.

Video: Race 14 Start

Video Race 14 Downwind

Video Race 14 Finish 1

Video Race 14 Finish 2

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:38:29
0:34:44
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:41:45
0:35:11
27
3 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:50:59
0:42:58
494
4 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:52:20
0:44:07
563
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:52:52
0:44:34
590
6 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:53:11
0:44:50
606
7 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:56:15
0:46:41
717
8 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:53:07
0:48:09
805
9 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
1:07:45
0:57:20
1356

Race 13

Aug 12, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-5. Wind: South, 3-5

Video: Race 13 Start

Video: Race 13 Downwind

Video: Race 13 Finish

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:05:52
0:55:31
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:05:55
0:55:34
3
3 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:07:36
0:56:59
88
4 Pobody Nerfect Jonathan DeSantis
1376
J/22
183
1:09:20
0:57:33
122
Not Paid
5 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:04:30
0:58:28
177
6 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:11:25
0:59:17
226
7 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:10:30
0:59:26
235
8 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:10:50
0:59:43
252
9 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
1:11:52
1:00:35
304
10 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:07:42
1:01:07
336
11 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:16:52
1:03:48
497
12 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
1:15:42
1:08:20
769
13 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
1:30:00
1:16:10
1239

Race 12

Aug 04, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-4. Wind: 0–5

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:45:27
0:37:43
0
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:47:38
0:40:09
146
3 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
0:47:43
0:40:13
150
4 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:47:57
0:40:25
162
5 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:48:37
0:40:59
196
6 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:48:32
0:43:48
365
7 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:52:34
0:44:19
396
8 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:55:06
0:46:27
524
9 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:52:24
0:47:30
587
10 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
0:59:59
0:50:46
783
12 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
DNF

Race 11

Jul 28, 2021      Wind Conditions: Medium

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: I-5. Wind 8-10 at 015°

At the first mark, woot!, Stinger, Wild Thing. Spirit dropped out after rounding the first mark with a rudder gudgeon failure. At the second mark (North Canoe), woot!, Stinger, Uncle Ludwig, DeSantis, Wild Thing. Back up to the windward mark, woot!, Stinger, Wild Thing, DeSantis. And at the final mark woot!, Stinger, Wild Thing and Uncle Ludwig. After race at the Adirondack Brew Pub.

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:44:47
0:40:22
0
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:45:49
0:41:18
56
3 Pobody Nerfect Jonathan DeSantis
1376
J/22
183
0:47:13
0:41:52
90
Not Paid
4 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:47:20
0:41:58
96
5 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:44:04
0:42:45
143
6 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:45:41
0:44:31
249
7 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:49:46
0:44:51
269
8 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
0:50:08
0:45:11
289
9 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
0:51:22
0:45:33
311
10 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:51:24
0:46:20
358
11 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:53:15
0:48:00
458
12 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:54:14
0:48:53
511
13 Rebel 2 Larry Teitel
1310
Capri 22
193
1:12:46
1:03:39
1397
15 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
DNF

Race 10

Jul 21, 2021      Wind Conditions: Medium

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: I-5. Wind: North, 10-12 at 030°

A short initial windward leg brought most of the fleet to the mark together, with woot! leading the way at 6:55, followed by Stinger, Iko Iko and Spirit. At the North Canoe leeward mark woot! rounded first at 19:23, followed by Stinger. At the third mark woot! rounded at 39:09, followed by Stinger, Wild Thing, DeSantis and Spirit. A spinnaker set issue on woot! gave Stinger the lead at the final leeward mark, followed by DeSantis and Wild Thing. After race at the Adirondack Brew Pub.

Video: Race 10 Start

Video: Race 10 Leg 2

Video: Race 10 Legs 3 & 4

Video: Race 10 Finish

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:06:34
1:00:00
0
2 Pobody Nerfect Jonathan DeSantis
1376
J/22
183
1:08:09
1:00:25
25
Not Paid
3 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:09:01
1:01:12
72
4 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:11:25
1:03:19
199
5 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:10:49
1:03:50
230
6 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:11:48
1:04:43
283
7 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:12:31
1:05:22
322
8 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:12:56
1:05:45
345
9 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:14:06
1:06:48
408
10 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:08:54
1:07:08
428
11 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:10:55
1:08:47
527
12 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
1:22:26
1:14:18
858
13 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:28:18
1:19:36
1176
14 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
1:30:15
1:21:42
1302
15 Jaded LGC Sailing
4279
J/24
171
1:30:58
1:22:00
1320
Not Paid

Race 9

Jul 14, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: I-5. Wind 5-7 @ 30°

The wind rolled around to the north just prior to the start, dropping during the downwind spinnaker run to the leeward mark at North Canoe, and died as the lead boats started the second upwind leg. Boats slowly drifted up to the northern mark, and eventually the breeze began to fill in from the south, carrying everyone to the shortened-course finish at the windward mark.

Video: Race 9 Start

Video: Race 9 Downwind

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:11:05
0:59:55
0
2 Pobody Nerfect Jonathan DeSantis
1376
J/22
183
1:19:34
1:06:03
368
Not Paid
3 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:19:33
1:07:03
428
4 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:15:44
1:08:22
507
5 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:16:21
1:09:12
557
6 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:22:25
1:09:28
573
7 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:22:52
1:09:51
596
8 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:26:48
1:12:03
728
9 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:26:04
1:12:33
758
10 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:36:05
1:21:00
1265
11 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:38:43
1:23:13
1398
12 Time Out Colin Bowler
6358
Catalina 27
207
2:00:00
1:36:39
2204
Not Paid
15 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
DNF
15 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
DNF

Race 8

Jun 30, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: I-5. Wind: 3–5 from the South at 200°

At the first mark it was woot! (12:45), Stinger, III and Wild Thing leading the way. At the second mark, woot! (24:54), Stinger (27:45), Wild Thing (28:09), III (28:32). At the third mark, woot! (44:56), Wild Thing (49:11) and Stinger (50:04). Congratulations to woot! for the wire-to-wire win. After race at the Adirondack Brew Pub.

Video: Race 8 Start

Video: Race 8 Mid-Race

Video: Race 8 Finish

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:03:44
0:57:32
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:08:34
0:57:48
16
3 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
1:10:47
0:58:45
73
4 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:06:22
1:00:09
157
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:13:19
1:01:48
256
6 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:13:21
1:01:50
258
7 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:14:14
1:02:34
302
8 timocracy Tim Nolan
1077
J/22
183
1:16:01
1:03:06
334
9 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:16:36
1:04:34
422
10 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:19:44
1:07:13
581
11 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:22:34
1:08:32
660
12 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:23:59
1:09:43
731
13 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
1:29:30
1:15:44
1092

Race 7

Jun 23, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-5. Wind: 4–5 knots, W at 270°

A short course on one of the longest days of the summer... boats reached the first mark in just 8.5 minutes. At the second mark, Stinger rounded first, followed by Uncle Ludwig, Spirit, Brass Ring and Fuzzy Logic. At the third mark, Ed Gardner on Iko Iko christened his new boat, hitting the mark and then doing a 360 to exonerate. And the fourth mark it was Stinger, Uncle Ludwig and Spirit. Brass Ring passed Spirit on the final leg to cross the line third. Congrats to Stinger for line honors and the win. After-race at the Adirondack Brew Pub.

Video: Race 7 Start

Video: Race 7 Leeward Mark

Video: Race 7 Finish

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:32:48
0:27:39
0
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:33:25
0:28:10
31
3 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
0:34:12
0:28:23
44
4 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:34:40
0:29:13
94
5 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
0:35:15
0:29:15
96
6 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
0:36:57
0:30:40
181
7 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
0:36:41
0:30:55
196
8 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:37:43
0:31:47
248
9 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:35:07
0:31:50
251
10 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:37:49
0:31:52
253
11 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:40:09
0:33:19
340
12 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:40:17
0:33:57
378
13 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2325
J/24
171
0:40:23
0:34:02
383
14 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:41:32
0:35:00
441
15 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
0:47:00
0:39:46
727
16 Rebel 2 Larry Teitel
1310
Capri 22
193
0:51:29
0:42:11
872

Race 6

Jun 16, 2021      Wind Conditions: Medium

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: I-7. Wind: 12–15, NNW at 345°

At the first mark, woot! led the fleet, followed by Animal and Wild Thing. At the second mark, Animal pulled ahead, followed by woot!, Uncle Ludwig, Stinger, Cut Loose, Spirit, III. woot! regained the lead at the top of the course, followed by Stinger, Cut Loose,, Animal, Spirit, III, Wild Thing, Uncle Ludwig. At the fourth mark: woot!, Stinger, Animal, Cut Loose, Spirit, Uncle Ludwig, Wild Thing. At the fifth mark: woot!, Stinger, Animal, Spirit, Wild Thing, Cut Loose, Uncle Ludwig. And at the final leeward mark Stinger took the lead, followed by woot!, Animal, Spirit, Uncle Ludwig, Cut Loose. Congratulations to Stinger for line honors and the win. After party at Adirondack Brew Pub.

Video: Race 6 Start

Video: Race 6 Part 2

Video: Race 6 Part 3

Video: Race 6 Part 4

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:01:02
0:55:01
0
2 Animal Andrew Brodie
1396
J/24
171
1:02:43
0:56:32
91
3 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:03:07
0:56:54
113
4 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
1:04:51
0:57:30
149
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:03:54
0:57:36
155
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:04:16
0:57:56
175
7 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:06:15
0:58:44
223
8 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:05:27
0:59:00
239
9 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:01:55
1:00:04
303
10 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:03:44
1:02:06
425
11 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:20:19
1:12:24
1043
12 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
1:21:34
1:13:50
1129

Race 5

Jun 09, 2021      Wind Conditions: Medium

RC: Dave Dougall. Course I-5. Wind: 8-10, NNE @ 030°

A beautiful evening for sailboat racing. Congrats to woot! for line honors, and to Stinger for the win on corrected time. The race also produced several teachable moments, let’s review:


Barging at the start:
Knot on Call held the boat-end layline at the start, and with about 15 seconds to go, both Wild Thing and Fuzzy Logic made an attempt to barge in between Knot on Call and the committee boat. Fuzzy Logic spun around to bail out in time, but Wild Thing poked her bow in, fouling Knot on Call in the process. Wild Thing immediately tacked away to the other side of the committee boat to do a 720, two turns including two tacks and two jibes, per RRS 44.2, exonerating herself for the foul.

Here’s a link to a nice clear animation illustrating various scenarios related to barging at the committee boat.


Hitting a mark:
Spirit hit the windward mark, breaking RRS 31. And per RRS 44.1, the remedy for that rule breach is a one-turn penalty. However, Spirit waited to perform that penalty turn until just prior to crossing the finish line, which is not allowed. RRS 44.2 requires the penalty to be taken “as soon after the incident as possible.” Waiting until the end of the race to take penalty turns is legal in match racing, which has a different set of rules — you may have seen this move in older America’s Cup races — but it is not legal in the fleet racing that we all do.

Contact at the Finish:
Judy and Uncle Ludwig were both heading upwind for the finish on port tack, with Judy ahead and just able to make the line at the boat end. Because this incident occurred right at the committee boat, we had witnesses. Judy crossed the finish line first. Uncle Ludwig was to leeward and slightly overlapped with Judy, but that overlap was established after the boats had entered the zone. (Therefore, Uncle Ludwig was a right-of-way boat but not entitled to mark room per RRS 18.) At the finish Ludwig luffed up sharply to avoid the committee boat and in doing so hit Judy’s stern. RRS 16.1 says “when a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boat room to keep clear.” RRS 14 requires boats to avoid contact. And RRS 43.1 exonerates a boat for breaking rule 14 “if the contact does not cause damage or injury.” However, Judy reports that there is physical damage to her boat. The definition of “finish” indicates that a boat has not finished if she takes a penalty under RRS 44.2. And that rule states: “When a boat takes the penalty at or near the finishing line, her hull shall be completely on the course side of the line before she finishes.” With only Wild Thing in the rear-view mirror (who was not an issue on corrected time), Uncle Ludwig could have taken her penalty and then finished without losing anything in the finish order.

US Sailing Appeal 117 addresses this situation as well. (US Sailing's Racing Rules app includes the full text of the Appeals Book.)

This situation at the finish is similar to the barging incident at the start: Ludwig could have bailed out at the last minute, seeing there was no room (as Fuzzy did at the start) jibed around and then crossed the line.

Video: Race Start

Video: Upwind

Video: Downwind 1, Downwind 2, Downwind 3

Video: Finish

Here's a link to the current rules as PDF for those without the US Sailing app:

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:06:01
0:59:30
0
2 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:08:45
1:01:58
148
3 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:04:44
1:02:48
198
4 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:09:41
1:02:49
199
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:09:45
1:02:52
202
6 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
1:14:15
1:05:50
380
7 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:15:35
1:07:01
451
8 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:15:42
1:08:14
524
9 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:10:07
1:08:19
529
10 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:16:30
1:08:58
568
11 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:18:16
1:09:24
594
13 Rebel 2 Larry Teitel
1310
Capri 22
193
DNF

Race 4

Jun 02, 2021      Wind Conditions: Medium

RC: Uncle Ludwig. Wind: 5 knots at 200°. Course: W-4

Eight boats came out for the fourth Wednesday Night Race and were treated to a chilly, grey and wet evening on Lake George. The rain and South wind amplified after the start from a spitting 3ish knots to a slightly pelting 12-15. New skipper Andy Meader on Wild Thing jumped out to an early lead at the first mark with nearly the entire fleet in second place behind him. Spirit and Stinger duked it out up and downwind for most of the W4 course while woot! kept steady pace and braved a slight knockdown in the bigger breeze with the chute up to snag line honors.  Woot!’s knockdown gave pause to the crew of Wild Thing, who led around the last mark but opted not to fly the big asymmetrical on the final downwind leg. Knot on Call’s tortoise-like stamina won them on corrected time, Congrats Joe and crew.

Photos from Race 4

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:46:33
0:41:16
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:46:12
0:41:39
23
3 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
0:47:37
0:42:13
57
4 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:47:10
0:42:31
75
5 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:47:32
0:42:51
95
6 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:44:44
0:43:23
127
6 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
RC
7 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:46:39
0:45:27
251
8 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:50:36
0:45:37
261
10 Rebel 2 Larry Teitel
1310
Capri 22
193
DNF

Race 3

May 26, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Course: W-4. Wind 0–5 out of the south at 195°

At the start Judy and III tacked midline on to port while the other boats stayed on starboard. Stinger was the first of the boats heading left to tack back on port. At the first mark it was woot!, Judy, Wild Thing, Stinger, Knot on Call and Uncle Ludwig. Downwind woot! and Wild Thing sailed the long favored starboard jibe, with a short hitch on port over to the mark, while the symmetrical boats were able to sail deeper all the way down to the leeward mark. At the second mark it was woot! (24:35), Wild Thing (25:44), III (28:35). Back up to windward with the wind dropping, woot! (38:36) and Wild Thing (41:22) rounded first. On the final downwind leg, wind disappeared from the center of the course. Wild Thing worked east to find breeze off Long Island, while Stinger and Uncle Ludwig headed west for the shore breeze there, which proved to be the better move. Corrected time matched order of finish for the top three boats. Congrats to woot! for line honors and the win! Stinger was second and Uncle Ludwig third. After race at Sushi Yoshi.

Video: Race Start

Video: First Downwind Leg

Video: Race Finish (part one)

Video: Race Finish (part two)

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:52:01
0:46:57
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:56:42
0:47:48
51
3 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:56:56
0:47:59
62
4 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:57:35
0:48:32
95
5 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:58:46
0:49:32
155
6 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:57:13
0:51:52
295
7 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:02:32
0:51:54
297
8 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
1:03:37
0:52:48
351
9 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:02:49
0:52:57
360
10 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:06:04
0:55:41
524

Race 2

May 19, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Dave Dougall. Light north breeze, RC set an I-3 course with a dropped mark at a compass heading of 020° and North Canoe as the leeward mark. A left shift at the start, boats immediately tacked on to port. Judy had the best start. Stinger tacked early on the upwind leg and headed to the west shore. Judy rounded the windward mark first, with Wild Thing immediately behind, and Stinger next. On the downwind leg the wind died and rotated around to the southwest. At the leeward mark the first group to round was Stinger, Uncle Ludwig and Wild Thing. Several boats dropped spinnakers and switched back to jibs to get around North Canoe, then more sail changes in the light shifty breeze for the short leg to the finish. After race gathering at Sushi Yoshi (as we wait for the Adirondack Brew Pub to open on Wed nights in June).

Video: Race Start

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:01:33
0:51:53
0
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:09:26
0:58:32
399
3 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
1:14:08
1:02:29
636
4 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:10:45
1:04:08
735
5 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
1:17:48
1:04:35
762
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:16:44
1:04:41
768
7 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:17:57
1:04:42
769
8 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
1:16:47
1:04:43
770
9 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:22:12
1:09:17
1044
9 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:16:45
1:09:17
1044
12 Rebel 2 Larry Teitel
1310
Capri 22
193
DNF

Race 1

May 12, 2021      Wind Conditions: Light

RC: Stinger.   Stinger made first race start exciting with unconventional flags, horns, and start sequence.  But the real excitement was the big wind before the race, as a small cell came from the north.  As is usual for Wednesday nights, the wind let up as the start approached, and 10 minutes into the race, almost completely died as the wind swung around to the South.  After 20 minutes, it filled in enough to get all the boats across the shortened course and back home.

Video: Race Start

Video: Windward Mark

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:47:50
0:40:19
0
2 Judy Ellen Cantrell
2712
J/24
171
0:51:35
0:43:29
190
3 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:54:24
0:45:51
332
4 Spirit Rodger Voss
1916
J/24
171
0:54:47
0:46:11
352
5 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:55:06
0:46:27
368
6 III Russell Merchant
109
J/22
183
0:58:11
0:48:18
479
6 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
RC
7 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:55:25
0:50:01
582
8 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:55:36
0:50:24
605
9 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:01:39
0:51:58
699