1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

C22 Spring Singlehanded Race2

Second singlehanded race.

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
Poled out the genoa to windward.

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
Forget PHRF handicaps when you can win boat on boat.

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

Google Earth Track: Track

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