Monday, September 17, 2012

26: F18 Worlds are over we finished 28th overall, not terrible but not great. We had good speed in the light and medium stuff but were off the pace downwind in breeze. The good news is we learned a bunch about sailing upwind in breeze.
Race Replays

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

22: Day 1 We had two good starts in the first two races with good upwind speed and OK down wind. Conditions where single trapping +/- all day. In the third race we had a horrendous start and only got back to a 24. We are 24 overall at the moment.

Monday, September 10, 2012

 21: Practice race was typically chaotic today and with very light wind. First two starts were general recalls. On the third recall a big group just continued on racing. We went back bu then decided to join in on the second mark because this was clearly going to be the only racing for the day. We sailed a run and 3/4 of a beat when the race committee pulled the marks and we went in.
Racing starts for real tomorrow.
There will be live tracking on Kattack.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

No sailing today, just a little boat work and a bit of a rest. Practice race tomorrow.
20: We had a good sail yesterday doing some more trapezoid work with Brooks and Jeff. The reach legs are going to be tricky. Monday is a practice race so we will have a good chance to check it out before teh scores count.

Friday, September 07, 2012

19: We practiced by ourselves today, working on some boat handling around a trapezoid course (same four channel buoys we went around yesterday.  The bonus for the day was unexpectedly getting through measurement in the afternoon.
18: Another day of practice races on a short course yesterday. The track was a bit small for the number of boats so not crashing was the priority for the day. The emphasis on boat-handling has caused us to want to change some of our systems so we will do that today. Measurement is this weekend.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

17: We were the first boat off the beach today and had a little trapezoid practice by ourselves until other boats got out.  The Omani coach set up a windward leeward so we got a little racing practice in with about ten boats till we ripped our spinnaker on the main sail batten (not bearing off enough for the set). It's fixable and it's not our best spinnaker (we have 3 here) so we should be OK without it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

16: F18 Worlds
The boat is together and on he beach. We went for a quick sail yesterday and tuned up with whoever was out there. The boat feels good and everything went together without any problems. We'll do another short sail today.