1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Sunday, September 27, 2015

CS34 Fall Regatta

The Whitby Yacht Club's Fall Regatta, was re-scheduled from last weekend, when we had nasty weather with 35 knot winds.

Could not get crew, so at the skipper's meeting I recruited Steve Moffat from the club.  Steve has been crewing for years on a C&C 38 called Frenzy.  He also has crewed for Dave Sandford on Skana.

Steve and I went out to the race course on big Still Time (CS34).  The first thing we did was drop the dodger forward to get it out of the way.  The second thing we did was take the bimini canvas and frame off.  Completely different boat.

Winds were as high as 20 knots, and as low as 8 knots from the south.  Lumpy out there, so you needed to crack the sheets off for close reach power to get through the waves.

Race 1: 5 Short

The 135% genoa is in decent shape, but the UV cover has shrunk causing a big hook on the leech of the sail: SLOW.

Race 2: 5 short
In the 2nd race, we had a terrible start, but had a good race.

Race 3: 6 shortened short
In the middle of this race, we noticed a batten had poked a hole in the batten pocket and was sticking out about a foot. Between races, we furled the genoa, started the motor, dropped the main, and fixed the batten.

Race 4: 6 shortened short
The last race was out best race, and we finish 4th of six boats.

We came near to last in all races, but had fun.

There are three things I have learned:
  1. That when you type "miles" with your right hand over one position, you get "nukes"
  2. Still Time is NOT a racer
  3. Steve Moffat is good crew
Thanks for coming out with me Steve.

Trip Odometer: 24.45 miles
Moving Average: 4.5 knots
Moving Time: 05:28:00

Track not posted because it is a mess of data points.

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