Friday, June 16, 2006

WAH Race I

Last night Joyce expertly helmed Full Tilt during the first of three "Woman at the Helm" races. Conditions ranged from 5-18 knots, but with the wind out of the north it kept the chop down. We started the race with our #2 genny, but switched to the big #1 on the first downwind leg. (Click on any photo to enlarge)

Joyce right after the start. We had a decent start and performed good during the first leg, although the diminishing breeze slowed us down towards the mark.

The tactician poses for a self-portrait during the race.

Joyce steers the boat somewhere on the course, I dunno where.

"Schock Therapy" going wing-on-wing downwind on the 2nd leg.

Post-race, we enjoyed a refreshing beverage. Or in this crew's case, 18 refreshing beverages. Chad, Erich, J.R. and Sarah (her first race!) looking relaxed after the race.

Even though we saw a spectacular sunset, the crew mutinied and demanded to be taken ashore when it was found out that we'd run out of beer.

There were maybe 6 boats in the race, and I don't think we placed very highly. When the results come in I'll post them here, but overall it was a fun race. Joyce did great, and the RC of Larry Welch and Dennis Dawid did an excellent job.

3 Comments:

At 6/16/2006 12:43 PM, Blogger Tillerman said...

Congrats to Joyce. Great pics and story. Keep 'em coming.

 
At 6/16/2006 11:58 PM, Blogger CT Bob said...

Thanks! We just found out she placed 3rd, so we're happy about that. I'll post the official results later this weekend.

 
At 7/11/2006 4:50 AM, Blogger gazza27 said...

You dont wear a rug do you bob?the pic that says the tactician poses for a self portrait,when you make the pic biggest,you hair looks like our moggy?LOL

 

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