Wind: average 310 at 7.6; 3 to 12 kts, gust 13
Current: flood North Hill 19:40
Start/Finish: near Horseshoe
Course: 2 laps; 1.2 nm at 320?
Race Length: #.# nm
Crew: Brian, Dan & RW
We got a descent clear air start running down the line towards the pin, and continued a short starboard to insure to clearing Horseshoe once on port towards shore. We did very well tacking on some noticeable headers to come in close on port tack just clear of Sparky and the windward mark fourth in class on Cosmic’s stern. Rounding the mark without the boomvang being released fouled our first effort to a port jibe, which as loss as skewed as the wind was.
Had a good rounding at the bottom of the course with leeward douse to set up for a jibe set at the next downwind.
We had a good jibe site, yet the wind dropped off considerably the last ## minutes approaching the finish, then picked up again just as we crossed, three seconds short of correcting over Jolly Mon.
As the wind was down a notch, a hitch in towards shore on the second upwind may have benefited us with a bit more wind and less adverse current.
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