1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shark Night on Hercules

Now that the singlehanded series is done, we have decided to do an unofficial series with just Sharks.

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
Took us an hour to finish this mile long course; the wind did fill in from the south.

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
 On the way back in John was doing sailing lessons with Andrew and Ian on Great White, and they passed close to us:
Great White and Mickey
Here we are chatting while Great White comes to the dock:

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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