Wind: WNW at 12 to 16 kts
Current: ebb North Hill 14:20
Start/Finish: Offshore of “X” 
Course: sf-Vixen *2, Race Length: 5.9 nm
Crew: Brian, Dan & RW

It was just three of us, as Adam got stuck in a traffic jam.  We set the rig for mid-teens with the #1 heavy.  Our strategy was to initially tuck inside the current lee of Horseshoe and favor the shore to Vixen, then offshore on the runs with the current.

We got a starboard start down near the pin, with Jolly Mon a few boatlengths to windward.  Cosmic closer to the RC, tacked to windward shortly after clearing the committee boat while we continued out a couple minutes and tacked the same time as Jolly Mon.  We had the flattener on for the upwinds, yet in retrospect I should have followed the crews’ advice on a reef & made better use of the main.  Cosmic had five crew aboard which certainly made difference on the windward legs.

We had a good rounding of the leeward mark, bearaway sets on both roundings of Vixen, yet I jibed too soon on both runs.   We missed correcting over Jolly Mon by 30 seconds.


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