Sunday, August 31, 2008

25: We went for a little shake down cruise to check out a new jib before North Americans. Fortunately it looked good. We launched from Branford harbor and sailed up wind to Short Beach. We then turned around and headed east past the Thimble Islands into Sachems head before heading back to Branford. It was a nice day with winds from 5 to 15 knots.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Michael Bagley has put up a bunch of pictures up from Wildwood.

News at 11:00.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

24: Wildwood, NJ -- 34 Boats in A fleet. Light, shifty and puffy off shore breezes all weekend.
We started off the regatta with a terrible start by getting fouled by a boat bearing off over us. When we tacked out to clear our air we fouled another boat, but at least we did our circle. Fortunately we had a decent comeback finding some good puffs to finish just inside the top ten.
The next race was better. We had a good start and got out left and tacked in a good header to lead at the mark. We were in first all the way around until we failed to stay in the puffs on the last run and dropped to third.
In the third race of the day another boat fouled us in the same way at the start. We tacked out right but there was a big left shift and we were deep. We never ground back.
Sunday we had two races and somehow we spent the entire day on the headed tack. A terrible regatta for us. At least Liza is happy to have a bad regatta before North Americans. She says it would be bad luck to win five regattas in a row before the big one.
We are still waiting for the results. I'll post a link when we get them.

Results are up