Adam Koch 1st and Chip Wasson 2nd beat the Formula Windsurfers on elapsed time during the long distance race. The top 4 finishers were on the new Ozone Edge.
We had a great race with some surprisingly warm weather for San Fran. The course was from Crissy Field, up to the Golden Gate, down do Treasure Island and finishing on the race deck in front of ST. Francis Yacht Club.
We started out with barley enough breeze to make it off the beach and some serious crowd dodging at Crissy. (sorry about your beer and sandwich frat dude) After we made it out to the starting line we ended up with 15 - 20 knots for the weather leg followed by a really fast downwind run. The wind held out until we hit Treasure Island where it was down to 12 knots. Adam and Chip had a pretty good lead rounding the Treasure Island mark. I had a great run rounding in 3rd.
The wind picked up around Alcatraz and it was game to the finish on with most of us on 13 meter kites.
Course racing is scheduled for tomorrow with 3-5 races.http://www.waterhound.com/ronstan-bay-challenge-long-distance-sylvester-wins-in-formula-koch-in-kites.html
Cheers from San Fran,