Got down the the club with Jenny at 10:30 for an 11:30 first gun.
Kris/Ash/Mark/Walter could not make it so we only had 5 on board.
- Mike (helm)
- Me (bow)
- Phil (grinder)
- Jenny (runners and spin trim)
- John from Xoomer Xpress (main)
Winds were light and the rain was supposed to hold off until after 2pm:
Full main, light #1.
Course was the westmost mark in Humber Bay to Gibraltar mark times two.
|Jenny before the start|
In our class was an IC37 called Defiant from RCYC with a PHRF of -8 (ours is 42).
We got pushed up at the committee boat at the start and had to turn around starting late.
Winds were NOT from the SW, more from the SE, so close hauled beat to Gibraltar.
Here we were not too far behind the leaders, and popped our biggest fractional chute for PHRF to head back downwind.
Winds had dropped to under 6 knots. This is ZAMBONI's slowest point of sail, plus the rain started early. We did several gybes, and many times, there wasn't enough wind to fill the chute.
The course was shortened to just one loop (instead of two). We finished just before the J/109 Carpe Ventus, but corrected out to DFL.
Very foggy for the sail home!
No GPS track
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