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|
Winds were dying on the final windward/leeward legs, so it was a tough slog to finish.
|Sunset picture for Melissa|
New GPS was not configured to save our track.
Trip Odometer: 9.56 nm
Moving Avg: 4.3 knots
Moving Time: 02:14:00