Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday 7/15

It's been three weeks, but we're back racing on a Thursday night!

We were shorthanded tonight, so it was just Derek, Joyce & myself. Because of the light breeze (it never got above 6 or 7 knots) we didn't have to work all that hard.

The A fleet starts in light conditions. The RC did go a little early on a horn, blasting the one minute prep for our class at the 2 minute mark. This caused me to stop racing for a bit, but then the horn sounded at one minute, so I started again. We didn't have a bad start, but some boats got really tangled up from the confusion.

Then again, I'm glad they didn't start the sequence all over again, as we just wanted to get started and try to cool off in the light breeze.

We got a salute from Spirit right before the start.

We ghosted by Audacious during a run, but it was give and take with them most of the race.

It got so light that we could hear people speaking conversationally on boats over 100 feet away! On the last leg the wind totally died, and we (along with about a half dozen boats still racing) quit and headed back to the dock.

And now for the obligatory photos:

This is the obligatory self-portrait of the skipper. You know you'd miss if if I didn't post it!

This is the obligatory awesome sunset photo. We were about a mile out on the gulf when we heard the yacht club cannon go off.


At 7/17/2010 11:23 AM, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I wish we were able to get as many race shots on days when the wind hoots as we can on days when the wind is a fricking vacuum!

At 7/19/2010 12:03 PM, Blogger CT Bob said...

Yeah, if only one of my crew could arrange to take the photos while I'm lounging about doing nothing but steering, calling tactics, watching traffic, etc. etc.

But they're usually all tied up, what with sitting on the windward rail and jabbering like a bunch of washer women. Who am I to add to their already unbearable burden?

At 7/19/2010 12:43 PM, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Exactly my problem, too!


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