Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lake Pleasant FS Regatta 3, Saturday Oct. 20, 2012, I. Beautiful Boats

4176. Thistles 1347 and 3761 with J/80 221 Sloop Dogg.

4177. Fleet start information rail on starboard bow of race committee boat; Thistle in background.

4178. Fireball Queso Suiza.

4179. Viper and Thistle.

4180. Race mark with two boats in the sun.

4181. Portrait of Monsoon (Corsair F27).

4182. Monsoon and her wake

4183. Santana 2023 Theresa Lynn and PHRF boats.

4184. PHRF spinnaker fleet beating upwind after their race start, Arizona Yacht Club fall series day 3 at Lake Pleasant.

4185. Monsoon in lighter air.

4186. 43625 Santana 2023 Teresa Lynn followed by Merit 25 8486 Kirsten Marie.

4188. Teresa Lynn taking off toward the sun.

4190. Teresa Lynn sunstruck at Lake Pleasant.

4502. Mark set boat and Catalina 22 9873 Frayed Not.

4192. Blue-hulled Catalina 22 3627 Elena Lis.

4193. Catalina 22 15092 (Pinon)

4195. Two Thistles flying their chutes.

4196. Melges no. 533, Flashpoint by the mark set boat.

4197. J/80 sloops 54 Kicks and 221 Sloop Dogg with Open 6.50 mini-transat in background.

4198. Merit with chutes and more.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lake Pleasant FS Regatta 3, Saturday, Oct. 20, II: Sport & PHRF Boat Miscelleny

4200. A picture-pretty portrait of the Hobie 33 "Rolling in the Deep". These are more photos from October 20's race weekend at Lake Pleasant; I was too busy this past weekend to get pictures from on the water.

4201. J/80 Melissa Kay and her amigas from the sport boat fleet at Arizona's Lake Pleasant.

4202. Melges 24 no. 533 "Flashpoint" in the sportboat start.

4203. Sportboat start during Arizona Yacht Club fall series racing.

4204. Panoramic view of the PHRF fleet start, including Merit sloops.

4205. Flip board on the race committee boat showing PHRF spinnaker and multihull (CAT) fleets in sequence on an "X" course (windward-leeward with the leeward mark in front of the RC boat and slightly offset to the right), using the "S" (south) and "C" marks. Lake Pleasant, Arizona, Saturday, 20 October 2012 (third day of fall series racing).

4206. Pretty day on the water with Melges 69935 "TGIF" and Merit 841 "Blue Streak" among the PHRF fleet

4207. Hobie 33 "Rolling in the Deep"

4208. Evelyn 26 "Bitchen"

4209. The Lake Pleasant scene.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lake Pleasant FS Regatta 3, Saturday, Oct. 20, III: Wanna' see more boats?

4210. Mark set boat ahead of Dave & Wendy's mini-Transat Open 6.50

4211. Mini-Transat Open 6.50 and Arizona Yacht Club mark-set motorboat

4212. Open 6.50 showing some underbody -- appendages are painted bright orange for safety.

4213. Really hot angle as the Mini (Open 6.50) responds to a big puff

4214. Catalina 22 no. 15092 ("Pinyon") in a wake

Saturday's racing had a good variety of boats participating in the third day of fall series racing at Lake Pleasant. The only bunch missing were the catamarans, who showed up the next day.
4215. Catalina 22 "Pinyon" (made-up name because there wasn't a name given)

4216. Melges 24 533 "Flashpoint" approaching the "X"mark while a Viper begins to round the mark

4217. A bunch of sportboats tear through the water with the J/80 Kicks in center

4218. Sportboats all clumped close together

4219. Sportboats rounding the leeward "X" mark

4220. Panoramic view with Rolling in the Deep rounding the x mark and a Thistle in the background

4221. Rolling in the Deep catches a blast (Hobie 33)

4222. PHRF handicap fleet encounters the J/80 "Kicks"

4223. Plenty of power for "Rolling in the Deep"

4224. J/80 no. 54 "Kicks" begins the third leg of her race

4225. Merit 25 "Dream On" approaches the finish as her bowman watches

4226. Thistles 3521 and 3763 in the sun

4228. Two Thistles pass outside the X mark

4229. Catalina 22 4521 "Spirit" leads the way to the Catalina 22 start

4230. Evelyn 26 no. 585 "Bitchen" and Merit 25 no. 1111 "Circuitous"