Date: 07/09/2003 Log Entry: Race
Distance: 2.0 Weather: Clear Current: ebb 1324 at RI
Course: s/f-DM-s/f with port roundings Crew: Brian-foredeck, Bobby -mid, Jeff-aft, RW -helm
MRMSA Wed Night Summer Series - Race 1
The start for the first race of Wed. Night Summer Series was set up just north of the Flat Hammock R2 nun, the windward (DM) a mile northeast at 30 degrees and a return to the start/finish.
We had a great approach to the start second to the line Hotspur fist with Good Goose out to port end. Once reaching the line tacking to port would have allowed us to cross most of our competition, yet for some reason, I continued down on starboard nearly to the pin.
Finally tacking to port (favored and lifted by the flood), we continued to near the layline, comfortably laying it in one more series. In the extreme light air and slop I found myself pinching too much. Rounding with a good bearaway set, we soon jibed; my thought to make some easting in the weaker current near shore.Â For some reason, I lost faith in that strategy and shortly jibe back. I should stuck it out a few more minutes, as the final long jibe would have been much fresher.
ÂWe crossed in 6th boat for boat with no correction and beat feet for the mid-season party.