The forecast was showing 15 knots of wind with gusts to 30.
Would be a quick spin ride to Toronto.
Niagara was showing 19 knots winds with gusts to 40 between 11pm-6am: right when we would be beating to that mark.
Instead of starting at 7pm on Friday, they delayed it until 10am on Saturday morning.
The problem was that many of the boats could not get crew past Sat night.
We were down to 5 crew from 8.
All our competition withdrew, so so did we.
So Zamboni was in Whitby for the regular Wed Frostbite race.
We had 8 on board:
- Me (mast/bow)
- Jenny (runner and spin trim)
- Chris (helm)
- Mark (main)
- Peter (mast)
- Walter (runner)
- Kamil (grinder)
- Mike (grinder)
Forecast was for 7-8 knots from the east.
We went out with a conservative #2 headsail.
Turns out to be the perfect sail combination for the wind conditions.
Course was 7 short.
The 2nd/3rd legs of the triangle were beam reaches, so we didn't fly a chute.
The 5th leg was dead downwind, so we did fly the "big blue" chute.
Chris did great on the helm.
September sails are the greatest!
I left my GPS at home, so not track or stats.
|Peter working mast|
|Jenny took the helm on the way in|
|Chris, Jenny, Mark, Kamil, Mike, and Peter|
Walter brought some Honey Crisp apples he picked an hour before coming to the boat.