No matter what kite you were on, you were on the wrong size. Patchy, holey or puffy, whatever you want to call it, a challenging night. For many even getting off the beach proved impossible. The wind at the beach was 0 – 8 knots, of course with the occasional 25 knot stinger gust. The […]
A mix of fog, sun and gusty winds framed last night’s race (July 13, 2017). Most riders started out on 8-9m but were forced to trade up to 10s and 11s after a significant die off in the first race. Nico Parlier (1,1,3) having the foresight to take an 11m in the first race pulled […]
Thank you again for everyone who makes our Thursday Night Race Series possible including the St Francis Yacht Club and of course the Race Committee! Until next time, check out the pictures and results below.
We all should have known that Chip’s Birthday was going to be a wet and wild evening. Ebb tide and wind gusting over 25 knots made for a fun and fast evening. As the night went on the wind stayed up but trended slightly south. This meant that the square start in race one turned pin favored for race two and three. Race two saw about four people risking it on port tack then race three closer to ten. The risk payed off for Joey Pasquali…
Oh boy, it does not get much better than that. Tonight, marked the third night of the season and the conditions could not have been better. 25Knots at Anita rock made for some exciting (and fast) racing. Most of the fleet was on 8-11m kites which means 25 Knots upwind and 30+ downwind bringing exciting racing right to the beach at Crissy!
Yet another fun and, competitive night. After having a beautiful week in San Francisco, the city by the bay showed her true colors. Fog down to the deck, 30 degree shifts and 20 knot puffs (perhaps the 0 knot lulls were more important). it was truly a “the coldest summer racing I ever spent was tonight in San Francisco”.
St Francis Kite Race Series kicked off this Thursday. A perfect summer evening, warm winds, flat water and big smiles. we only got two races in as the wind tapered quickly at the end of the second and the boats were busy fishing some folks out of the water. Johnny Heineken took the night (1,1), showing that he is again race ready for a fast season, Johnny was followed by out of towner Denis Taradin (2,3) showing that even your average Thursday night is an international event.