Racing main and new #1.
5 boats out in our fleet; course was 6 medium.
Windfinder was saying winds were to die to nothing as the night went on. Sure enough, there was only 2-3 knots of wind, but no waves.
We had a great start on port tack. We were 2nd coming into the windward mark, about two minutes behind Cheeky Monkey. Coming up to mark 6 on port, we had to duck Gruntled coming in on starboard. We tacked a little too early and were in their wind shadow, so we missed the mark, and had to tack a couple of times. This allowed Fly Buoy (Thunderbird) and Foxtrot (Shark) to get around us.
Looking at the GPS track, we lost almost 5 minutes getting around mark 6!
|Mark 6 may have shift slightly from its GPS co-ordinates|
The floating barrel does swing on its anchor chain
The rest of the race was SLOW, many times the GPS reading no boat speed.
We finished 3rd, 19 minutes behind the Shark.
Don't think we would catch anyone on corrected time.
Trip Odometer: 7.20 miles
Moving Average: 2.5 knots
Moving Time: 02:55:00
Google Earth Track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12535935/Still%20Time/2014/20140521.kmz