Friday, August 03, 2012

Finally, a blog post about a race

Last night's race. No lightning for a change, but plenty of fun!

We had a great start; we hit the line driving at full speed and had clear air for a long while. We finally had to tack to take advantage of a shift, but we really nailed it this time.

Derek and me are yukking it up. When you see smiles on a race boat, you're doing well.

Danielle and Joyce during a windward tack. Joyce steered about half the time, but I had to do the mark roundings when the breeze kicked up.

Our favorite adversary, J/30 "Pale Rider" was trading places with us for most of the race. We kept pace with them for much of the time, but they managed to pass us on the final leg and beat us by a couple lengths.

Sunset on the last leg. The full moon rose just as we struck sails and headed home in the twilight.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Just in time

We got back from the weekly race they canceled halfway through because a powerful thunderstorm was approaching. We were at the dock for maybe 5-10 minutes when this shit started happening!