We started in an 8 knot breeze off of Horseshoe for a posted two lapper out to a drop mark 245 degrees at 1.5 nm. There was real lumpy seas and a bit of a swell from offshore, low ceiling, visibility variable one qtr to a mile+. We got a good start about half way down the line on starboard. Tumult tacked a bit in front of us, we ducked and were able to come up to speed enough to pull clear and had a good thing going for five minutes or so. Then the wind began to willy-nelly and sailng was difficult in the lump[y sea. . Nearing Seaflower the wind really dropped off to 4 or less and they called the race around 1840. We had a maybe a quarter mile visibility out near Seaflower and I could not tell if Jolly Mon, MiniMaxi or Cosmic had made the mark or not. With thunderstorms eminent we wasted no time putting the boat to bed. No time for beers. Rowing in from the mooring there was a good bit of lightening to the west and about a 100 yards short of the dock it began to pour.
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