Winds were forecast for 4-6 knots from the SW, so I rigged with the racing main and #2 genoa. The #1 is too much to handle single handed.
Before I went out, I re-terminated the electrical connections for the autohelm.
Four boats (three Sharks) and the course was set to 5 short.
Was a bob around mark 9, but the wind was filling in from the south.
Start was terrible, as I was on the wrong side of mark 9.
The Sharks hunted for wind on starboard, away from the windard mark, so I went on port towards it, and got the wind first, switched to starboard and was lifted right to the mark.
|Lead after the first leg|
|Lead near the finish|
Note the autohelm is both pictures; it still loses it mind sometimes, but at least it was not losing power!
|Strong finish at mark 9|
Still Time is very good in light air.
Pulled in on the end of dock 6 and Peter helped me put the sails away.
Trip Odometer: 6.64 miles
Avg Speed: 4.8
Moving Time: 02:10:00
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