Winds were forecast for 11-15 knots from the NW, we rigged up full main and #2 genoa.
We got out of the harbour and there wasn't as much wind, and the direction was from the south. Race committee delayed the start as the wind shifted to the SW, and they set a course as 4 medium.
Out at the course we had the perfect amount of sail.
At the start we misjudged the waves on a starboard tack and were late by a minute. Once we crossed the line, we tacked to port and were better. We got a big knock and tacked back to starboard, and we lifted to the mark (not enough to make it).
Coming in the Mark 6 on starboard tack, we had a cross with the Skud 18 on port, but Melissa was more concerned with the two boats to windward bearing down on us to the mark. We had rights all around, include room to the mark. I was not sure if the Skud saw us, so I called for a duck around the Skud. Melissa headed up and we did a 360. Oh well at least we didn't foul anyone.
On the next leg, we went downwind and to the right, and got into some shifty winds
Lift no wind Tack
We finished strongly just behind Mickey the Shark.
|After the race|
|Graffitti in the sun|
...and of course the manditory sunset picture:
Have the dinghy on the deck for the weekend.
Trip Odomter: 10.60 miles
Avg Speed: 4.0 knots
Max Speed: 6.4 kntos
Moving Time: 02:38:00
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