Donzo WNR – 081419
E-ESE 1 to 6 (only 1 to <5 kts from 1820 to 1950)
Current: flood North Hill 1800
Start: off Horseshoe, R26
Course: s/f to W (West Harbor)
Race Length: 4.35 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian, Dan & RW
Rig at base. #1 Genoa
Think the attached chart tells it all.
Had we COVERED Cosmic, Merganser & Sans Souci early in the race the result may have been much different.
It appears all three- C, M & S took a course west of the Dumplings.
After rounding the W (windward mark) we were not able to sail east of Flat Hammock, wind too little, current too much. So, we went where little wind & big current took us, on a course we maybe should have pursued on the upwind leg, finishing within 2 two minutes of TLE (time limit expired). With only five boats this evening, there’s only 1-point between our fourth and at TLE of 5, though may prove important way things are going.