Andrew on Mickey, Bob on Foxtrot, and me on club Shark Hercules. Cam on Cheeky Monkey was sick and could not make it.
Hercules has not been taken out since the first week May, so I gave her a thorough check.
Had to get my gas can off of Still Time, as well as a shackle for the jib.
The battery was dead, so no instruments.
The shrouds looked VERY loose, and I discovered that the starboard upper was completely disconnected; could have lost the mast!
150 genoa, and full main, which is missing battens.
Got out to Mark 8 and there was not much wind; we did a course from Mark 8 to Mark 7 and back.
|Mickey at Mark 8|
Sailing a Shark is different than Still Time. The 150 genoa is heavy and tends to hang in light winds (you need to pole it out). The main's sail controls are great. Really like the traveller.
I finished last because at the start I was facing away from the mark, and could not tack because I had no boat speed.
|Bob on Foxtrot|
|Great White and Mickey|
Nice night on the water!
Trip Odometer: 4.33 miles
Avg Speed: 2.6 knots
Max Speed: 5.4 knots (under motor)
Moving Time: 01:40:00
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