Chris and Jenny on the sails, and me on the helm wearing my cast condom:
|Selfie from Jenny|
We were a underpowered going out as we tacked the boat a bunch for the new crew to get used to tacking Still Time.
As we got closer to the start, the winds picked up to over 20 knots from the NNW. It was a shore breeze, so it was warm. We watched major storm clouds develop and died on land,
Its been a while since I had helmed little Still Time, it was like riding a bike, In the puffs, I would feather the helm to windward to keep the boat in its feet while Chris would instinctively dump the main when required by the one armed helmsman,
On the first upwind leg, we got overwelmed and rounded up (you can see it in yellow on the track below),
We really got the boat moving close to 6 knots most of the time. We were just ragging the main and sailing to the headsail telltales. On the last two upwind legs, the winds had dropped, and we were smokin along with the main fully powered up, and the headsail burped out for power in the waves.
We finished first in our dedicated fleet.
Great race, great night, as the rains held off,
Trip Odometer: 14,47 miles
Avg Speed: 5.7 knots
Max Speed 8.7 knots
Moving Time: 02:32:00