Sunday, May 23, 2010

9: Madcatter Sunday. We had two light air races today. Race one was a good one for us. We were passing boats the entire race and ended up around fourth. In race 2 we had a serious case of the slows and sailed our throwout. We finished the regatta in third.

Results

Saturday, May 22, 2010

8: Madcatter. Wow what a day. It was about 70 deg and sunny with building breeze all day. Race one started out kind of light with some single trapping. We had a nice start with a heavy pin favored line. All boats tacked to port right away. We then got a big header so I started to tack then changed my mind and just got stuck in irons instead. We had an ok comeback but it was not a great race.
The second race
Race two we were kind of deep going down the first run but rounded the starbord gate and went right. The rest of the fleet mostly went left. We god a nice little right hand puff on the starbord layline and got into the top group. We jibed imediately after the weather mark and got into more of that puff and were in first for a while. We finished second.
Race three we had a bad start but it was windy by this point so we were at the back of the top group at the windward mark. We had good speed and got a few more boats to finish maybe 5th.
The last race we had another not so great start at the pin but it was windy enough to foot below a few b oats and not loose too much. We had an ok race and finished somewhere in the single digits again.
Not a bad day for our first race day of the year.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

7: John Harmuth and I went out on the F18 for a light air cruise after work.

video

Sunday, May 16, 2010

6: Farrar and I had a nice sail in the new boat with about 12 knots of wind.
I thought I had some sailing video but I think my camera batteries died.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

We got the F18 together today. The plan is to go for a sail tomorrow.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Looks like we made the right call yesterday. No racing again at Rehoboth today.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

We’re home early from Rehoboth. This morning the forecast was 25 to 30 with gale warnings in the afternoon. Sundays forecast was for windier conditions. When we got down to the club this morning it was windy and building. A few boats got out in the morning and the RC planned on running a race but the RC boat swamped and sank before they could get a race off.

Kenny's the first boat out

Sunday, May 02, 2010

5: I spent the day in Newport doing 4 on 4 team racing in Sonars. We had a nice building breeze all day. I think our team won the day.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The 16 is all polished up and ready to go to Rehoboth next weekend. A little Sonar team racing in Newport on Sunday.