Winds were forecast for 6-8 from the SW.
Full main and #1 genoa.
John on the helm, me and Tina on the sheets.
On the race course, we had 6-8 knots be from the SE, so the race committee set the course to 6 short.
We were well below the boats in the first start at the start line, we headed away on a beam reach at close to 5 knots. After a couple of minutes we tacked to time the approach to our start. WELL, didn't the wind completely die and shift 90 degrees, Would could only muster 2 kntos of boat speed close hauled and were 6 minutes late to start! I could just hear Melissa say that we should be closer to the start line if she was out!
The first leg was tack, knock, tack, knock, tack, knock all over the place!
On the 3rd leg, the winds were nothing, and we spent some time with no boat speed.
We reached out to get some wind before the leward mark, as we saw all the other boats parked at the mark.
Tina leaned was a DFL was.
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We ended up finishing 8th!
Still good enough for a 3rd place flag for series 2!
Trip Odometer: 7.11 miles
Avg Speed: 2.9 knots
Max Speed: 6.1 knots
Moving Time: 02:27:00
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