1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

C22 Series 2 Race 3

Since the beginning of the season, the main sail on Still Time has been difficult to hoist.  To get a full hoist, we would have to grind the last 2ft up.  Also the wind instrument cable was severed when I put the mast up.  Time to get the mast down and fixed.

Still Time looking mastless
I think the main halyard was wrapped around something inside the mast.  Also the electrical wires were chaffed near the mast exit block at the base of the mast.

When I was re-soldering the wind instrument wires, it was blowing 25+ knots from the northwest, so I took the cable out of the mast and spliced it inside the clubhouse.

Got the mast back up at 3pm and was still tuning it when Melissa and Chris came.

FAIL on the wind instrument splice.

That 25+ knot NW wind was now GONE, and we have 3-4 knots from east.  Course was set to 7 short; full main and #1 genoa.

We had a decent start and were 2nd to the weather mark behind the T-Bird Columbine.

Terry on his Shark Psyc 101

Cheeky Monkies on the foredeck

Winds were diminishing, but we were gaining on the T-Bird.  The race committee shortened the course moving the RC boat to mark 3.  After passing mark 1, it was a painful 0.0 knots for long periods.


This is what pain looks like
The little winds we did encounter were all over the place.  The winds at the water level was different than the top of the mast.  At one point, the windex showed us on a beam reach, yet the genoa backwinded and we did a 360 because we had no boat speed so no steerage.

Bob on Foxtrot was CHARGING along at 1.0 knots towards us on a completely different tack than us. We had no boat speed and could not tack.  We figured that Bob carries boat speed from the mark and his apparent wind kept him moving.  GPS track said we were stopped for 26 minutes!

Tiller Selfie

Crew Selfie
 After 2 hours, the race committee abandoned the race for our division.

Another AWESOME sunset

In the channel, dropping the sails, we ran out of gas, and had to re-fuel.

Chris starting motor

Trip Odometer: 5.39 miles
Avg Speed: 2.2 knots
Moving Time: 02:24:00
Stopped Time: 00:26:02

Google Earth Track

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