1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

C22 WYC Series 1 Race 1

First race of the season!

  • Me
  • John 
  • Chris
  • Steve

Melissa had a work commitment, Steve from the club jumped aboard.

I spent the afternoon replacing traveller lines and tuning the rig.
I drove the boat over to the gas dock because of the flooding to get to dock 8.

With my arm in a cast, I just stayed below in the cabin.

Forecast was for 12 knots from the SW with gusts in the 20s.  We decided to go out with full main and #2; perfect amount of sail for getting through the waves.

Justintime in background

Course was 4 medium; we were the 3rd start with 4 boats.
Winds were less west and north of the start, so we did a port start at the pin and immediately tacked to starboard after crossing the line.

Starboard tack was slow because of the waves, but we stayed on it to cover that distance in more wind.

As we tacked to round the first mark, a puff of wind rounded us up and around we went, while our competitor Firebird rounded first.

Final approach to mark 4
At the leeward mark 8, we tacked too soon and touched the mark, and had to do a penalty turn.

Winds were dying on the final windward/leeward legs, so it was a tough slog to finish.

Sunset picture for Melissa
Great start to the season!

New GPS was not configured to save our track.

Trip Odometer: 9.56 nm
Moving Avg: 4.3 knots
Moving Time: 02:14:00

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