1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

C22 Whitby Race NIght

Melissa was sick with a cold.
John had playoff hockey.
Just Chris and I.
I also recruited Walter Pingle.

We got off the dock at 6pm with a full main and #1 genoa.  Winds were 6-8 knots from the west. However, it had been blowing 10-12 knots all day from the south so there were 3-4ft waves too.

Our race officer Phil was stuck in traffic, so the race was delayed until he got in and the committee boat could get out.  Races usually start at 6:30pm, we didn't start until 7:15pm.

Winds were swinging around, settled from the NW, so the course was set as 2 short.

We were 1 minute late crossing the line because the winds dropped slightly, and going into the waves was slower.  At the windward mark, we were calling starboard to the Shark Mickey.  At the next mark, we were with the Sharks Mickey and FoxTrot.  Shark Cheeky Monkey was WAY ahead.

Walter on a beam reach 3rd leg
Moving crew weight forward makes a BIG difference in speed offwind.

The finish was DARK, as well as the trip home.

Frenzy in the moonlight

We finished last on the line and corrected time, but what a great night on the water.

Chris and Walter
Trip Odometer: 10.87 miles
Moving Average: 3.6 knots
Moving Time: 03:00;00

Track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12535935/Still%20Time/2015/20150826.kmz

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