We are 3 races down, of the scheduled 13 for the series. We have not seen the big winds that make San Francisco Bay one of the worlds greatest sailing spots, and the fleet scores are all over the board so far. Three different boats taking top honors for each night, and Mike Goebel in US 109 staying high in the mix with two 2nd's; leaving him tied so far with Team Wilson in US 106 for 2nd place overall. Another silent contender is Bill DuMoulin in US 112; currently sitting 4th overall with two 4th's. After a dissapointing 11th place finish in race #2, Eric Kaiser in US 122 has made amends to the gods, and took top honors in race #3; putting him 5th. Nipping at his heels is Peter Jeal in US 113, followed by Richard Keldsen in US 107. Brock de Lappe in US 121; currently sitting 8th in the standings, had a great showing in race #3, plugging in a 3rd place finish on his score card.
Only 11 points seperating the top 8 boats. Consistency will win this series, and in time throwouts, and many more scores will be added to mix it up. You can check out all the scores at www.sfbayfolkboat.org/race.html .
On another note; Peter Lyons of Lyons Imaging has some great pictures (Even Videos) of all the fleets racing on the city front. Some of the best are those of the Folkboat Fleet sailing downwind at sunset with the Golden Gate Bridge as our back drop. You can check all his pictures out at www.lyonsimaging.com .
Our next scheduled race is Weds. Night Race #4 on May 27th, followed by WBRA #7 & #8 on May 30th. See you all out there......... And GOOD LUCK !!!!