Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday 5/30

Finally it feels like summer is here! 85 degrees but a bit cooler at the shore.

We went kayaking for about 90 minutes today in the harbor, then came back after lunch to race with our brand new sails.

There's a little tweaking that needs to be done, but the sails worked fantastic tonight!

We place fairly high up in the fleet, beating quite a few boats that have lower PHRFs, and none with higher PHRFs were even close!

The genny is super hi-tech, and really looks great out there. We went with a dacron mainsail to stay within ODR rules, but I'm thinking we probably should have gone with a hi-tech main and to hell with the ODR rating. But it's too late for buyer's remorse, and besides we did really good tonight in 10-20 kts. breeze.

And the crew is really starting to work efficiently as a team. Except for the attention-deficit issues and the incessant jabbering about mostly everything but sailing. Fun night!


At 6/01/2013 12:30 PM, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Nice technical genoa! Hood? I share your grief about under employed crew. But all you have to suffer is jabber, not the second-guessing I have to sustain!


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