Crew: Brian, Seth, Bob & RW
Winds: avg 320 @ 8 kts, peak 12, low 4 kts
Weather: Clear, Temp 71 F; Baro 29.82
Current: ebb - flood to begin at 1810 Ram Island, 1835 North Hill
Start/Finish: offshore of GLP Starting Area
Course: s/f–DM–s/f; Distance: 320 at 1.5 nm, shortened to 1 1/2 laps, 4.1 nm total
Again, I thought I’d run down the line from the pin, then tack onto starboard into a hole. The wind went light with a big port-header less than a minute to the gun. We would have been much better off leading the fleet from the RC, to start on starboard with speed, as they were bunched at the boat, due to the ebb & light air. Also, I was late discovering, starboard to be slightly, though predominately favored. The wind may have been much steadier offshore to the left. It was very eradicate and gusty in the middle of the course and to the right nearer shore.
We held our own n the downwind, jibing shortly after the set, for clear air the whole run.
On our upwinds, we would have faired better favoring the left side (as did Breakin’ Wind on both beats & Sans Souci on the second) of the course with only an occasional, tack to the right. With a NW, it should be stronger & steadier offshore.
We tried to cover Cosmic through the middle, but they did a much better job staying phase for a well deserved 1st place.
3rd w/ Spring Penalties
4th w/o Spring Penalties
Link to chart
Photo from last week's abandonment