Too much wind for the racing main, so I rigged the old darcron main with a double reef at the dock and went out with the #2.
|double reefed main|
Course was set to 1 medium. Had the right amount of sail, the boat was never over powered.
In a nutshell, I SHIT THE BED in the race.
Tacking at the start, autohelm messed up and I did a 360.
Was doing well to the windward mark, but had to tack trice to make it. On both tacks, the autohelm messed up and I ended up doing more 360s. Plus the lazy sheet got stuck in the genoa tracks.
Here is a graphic of the shit show at the windward mark:
Ended up last a full 20 mintues behind the others.
Was still a nice night on the water!
|Sun through the genoa close hauled|
|Double reef and #2|
|Cam Berry on Cheeky Monkey|
Trip Odometer: 9.48 miles
Avg Speed: 4.4 knots
Moving Time: 02:14:00
Google Earth: Track
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