Monday, August 02, 2010

19: Hyannis Regatta
Farrar and I finally sailed a regatta together.
We had two light air races on Friday. The first race we were doing well in second behind Tripp and Mike until we sailed into a header on the last beat while the fleet got lifted inside us. We finished with a 4.
In the second race we were not doing so well after a bad start but found a nice puff on the last run to move into third at the finish.
Saturday started off light again. We were over early in the first race and went back but the course was windward finish. We got in touch with the top group but couldn’t get past them before the finish. We were 8th. The next race had a bit more wind and building. We got a good start, had good speed and finished second. Unfortunately the RC then sent us in for the day.
Going into Sunday we were in second by one point. We hit a rock on the way out to the course and destroyed our starboard centerboard. We had the option to go in and get another board from our dealer but this regatta does not have any throwouts so that would have set us back a bunch. Instead John used his leatherman to saw off the bottom ten inches of the centerboard. It was a smooth cut so it wasn’t too slow. We were back and forth with Garth and Tyler throughout the day and ended up tied going into the last race. They sailed well to win and we finished the race in fourth to finish third overall. Mike and Tripp won again.


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