1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

C22 Practice Race

Sailing season is here!

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
We had a great start on starboard tack in clear air.  Melissa decided to take this lane well south of the windward mark.  Payed off because we got lifted to the mark and beat everyone in our division to it.

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

Google Earth Track: track

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