Tuesday, April 28, 2009

9: Went for a nice harbor tour after work.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

8:What a day. It was about 80 deg with wind. Dave Peck showed up and we had nice duels all afternoon. Race 1 had wind out of the North, puffy and shifty. Dave got a better start and got to the first mark well ahead. He got stuck in a few holes on the reaches and I closed the gap. After a last beat with lots of tacks I just got around him at the finish. Race 2 played out the same way but this time Dave held me off on the last beat. In race 3 Dave won the start but I got a little more wind to the right and rounded in first. He gained a bit when the wind shifted 180 deg as the seabreeze filled in but I held him off by a boat length.
Race 4 had nice wind out of the south. We rounded the windward mark overlapped with Dave ahead but I got inside at the jibe mark and won the race. Race 5 we were both over early and Doug took the win. I won for the day with Dave in second and Doug in third.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

7: After drifting around for a while the wind filled in from the south at about 15 knots. I had a good start in race one and managed to hold off (the new guy) Dave Peck.
The second race was playing out the same way but I had a terrible leeward mark rounding and the tiller extension detached. I thought it was broken and started to head in until I realized that it just came unsnapped and could easily be re-attached. Last place for that race.
I won the next two races after some great battles with Peck. He got me in the last race of the day. Dave Peck won the day. I hope he comes back next week.
The RC took some pictures of the racing today.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

6: Good day today. I won all the races. It was rainy but the wind was good.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

5: Another beautiful day, over 50 degrees with nice wind but very shifty. I started off with two bad races, two fours. The rest of the day was a little better, two 2’s and a 1.
I think Matt Flood won the day. He sailed great winning more than half the races.

I got video of the first three races before the battery went dead. It's not too exciting but it's fun to play around with.