Saturday, June 27, 2009

20: Sonar race at Sachems Head today never happened. We sailed out in good breeze but it died before the first race.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

19: Slow motion sailing tonight, but we did get 13 Lasers on the water.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

18: Spray Beach. Tough weekend. Right before the first race our mast fell down when the bridle shackle came open. We got a tow back to the beach and got out for the second race. The wind was about 15 knots and our speed was great. In that race and in the third race we had bad starts but won the races by picking our way back through the fleet. The last race of the day we finished 5th but withdrew after a miscommunication about room to tack.
Day two started out light and very shifty. In the first race we had another bad start but worked our way through the fleet to win. The breeze picked up for the next two races. In race three we were doing ok when Liza fell off the boat because her trapeze ball came out of the harness. We got back in there and finished 9th. We got a fourth in the last race.
Mark and Gladice had nice consistent scores to win the weekend.
Full results here.
Should be some pictures on the way also.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

16: Laser Thursday. Light and rainy afternoon. 4 races up and back. Marcus came out of the hard right to win the first race. Second race I lead at the top mark but got ground down and passed by Mark on the run. I won the third. In the last race I was winning half way down the run but Marcus passed me at the finish from the other jibe. Nice work.
Three two's and a one for he night.
Spray Beach this weekend.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

15: Sandy Hook Catamaran Club Regatta
Race 1 on Saturday was light out of the North West. We had a bad start and tacked out right then tacked back short of layline. We got left in the last quarter of the beet and got a left hand shift that got us back in the top group. After a good run we got up to second and held that for the finish.
Race 2 started light out of the North West we had a good start and went left. We tacked to port on Modermans hip but had trouble holding our lane. We rounded in third. On the run there was a 180 degree shift and we were beating to the gate. The RC shortened course and one boat rounded the gate wrong so we moved up to second.
We got in an additional two races in the seabreeze. I forgot what happened exactly but we had the boat going well and got a 1,3 to finish the day.
Sunday looked like it was going to be a no wind day but the sea breeze filled in at about 10 knots and we had two god races. We won the first race of the day going fast upwind and down wind. On the second race we had a bad start, rolled at the pin. Good speed got us back into third at the top mark. After that we started making a lot of risky moves and kept doubling down on our losses. We finished 7th. our throw out.
We won the regatta.
Full results are here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

13: Thursday night Laser sailing has started at Niantic Bay YC. We had two very light air races with seven boats. I managed to drift to the front of both races.