Sunday, November 16, 2008

39: It was windy out of the West (across the river) in Essex today. The shifts were so big it was hard to go upwind. If you got headed you could easily end up in irons and that happened to me a few times. I almost flipped to windward as well. I definitely flipped more than once on the reaches. One reach had a puff so big I stopped and lufed for a while until it passed. That was the one race I won today. I think I finished 2nd for the day which isn't great. I was kind of just going through the motions in the first two races. At least it was good exercise.

3 comments:

MJ said...

Great blog. I enjoy reading your thoughts regarding strategy at various regattas. I was under the impression that multi-hull racing doesn't involve alot of strategy and/or tactics, but your posts indicate otherwise. It would be interesting to read your impressions of the differences between laser racing and hobie racing as far as strategy/tactical priorities. Might make a good Sailing World article.

HobieBob said...

"It would be interesting to read your impressions of the differences between laser racing and hobie racing as far as strategy/tactical priorities. Might make a good Sailing World article."

I wrote that article a few years ago. I have it around somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Do you think racing your Laser helps or hinders your Hobie sailing.Which do you prefer?