I spent the afternoon getting the mast ready to be put up.
Got the sails and cushions moved moved over from the sailing school portable.
Moved the boat over to the basin where Peter and Jenny helped me raise it at the dock.
We had a mishap in that we severed the wind instrument wire.
Oh well, will have to drop the mast to repair.
Peter and I rigged the boat and tuned the rig.
The new traveller and halyard lines are nice.
John could not make it, so Peter went out with Melissa, Chris, and I.
Winds were 6-12 knots from the east. Full racing main and #1 genoa. Course was 7 short.
14 boats on the water including 6 boats from our division. Four Sharks, included Great White from the sailing school.
|Melissa and Chris|
|First start (only two boats)|
|Peter on the sheets|
|Melissa on the heln|
|Chris poling the geona to windward|
|After the 2nd leg|
The next two reaching legs, the Shark passed us by a little. On the final upwind leg we tacked right away and repeated what worked well for us at the start. We finished just behind the Sharks which means we would have beaten them on corrected time if this was a regular race.
Trip Odometer: 8.56 miles
Avg Speed:: 3.6 knots
Max Speed: 5.7 knots
Moving Time: 02:24:00
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