Sunday, June 20, 2010

13: Hampton Beach
Eric Witte and I sailed the regatta together. We had six races on Saturday in a building breeze maxing out at 18 to 20. We got dsq'd for sailing through the start/finish line in the first race. Sunday was light and we got three races in. We had our moments and didn't always capitalize on them, including a pitch pole in a race we were winning. Our finished were up and down but we ended up in second. We had ten F18's in the fleet. Tripp and Mike won the event by quite a bit.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

11: Not such a great day today. The wind started out light and built to about ten knots. We were having trouble powering up the boat. I don’t like this main sail at all. It just has too much roach without any depth to support it. This makes it just about impossible to get any leach return up high. We also blew out the tack line cleat in the second to last race.

We didn’t have a great day and finished up in third after going ito the day a few points in first. An OCS in the last race didn’t help.

Lot's of things to sort out. Typical new class stuff.

all the pictures

Saturday, June 12, 2010

11: We had 17 F18's on the line at Sakonnet today. The winds started out light out of the south then picked up to about ten with puffs. It shifted to the right and got light for the last two races. We had five races in all. Chad and I finished 4,1,1,2,1.

Friday, June 11, 2010

10: Sakonnet Regatta
We managed to get the boat rigged more or less correctly and got out for a short sail. The sail was good because we had to re-rig a few things. I can't quite get the sails to look right but we have some ideas about what to do. We'll see tomorrow.
There where 12 F18's on the beach when I left so it looks like a good turnout.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

My first F18 regatta in the new boat is next weekend in Rhode Island. Jonathan is off sailing big boats but I'm lucky to be sailing with local A cat sailor, boatwright and new dad Chad Atkins. It should be fun.