Wind: 035 at 9 kts, Temp: 75 F, Baro: 29.67 to 29.72
Current: Flood North Hill 18:03
Start/Finish: Offshore of “X”
Course: s/f-N-s/f*2, Race Length: 7.2 nm
Downwind start (first of the season)
Crew: Brian, Bob & RW
We had a very good starboard jibe start at the port end of the line, with Jolly Mon on port at the committee boat slowly pulling ahead. We pretty much followed Jolly Mon’s track for both laps.
What hurt us the most was the long ports against the current following both roundings of North Hill.
I should have realized a tack North towards the west of North Dumpling would have helped immensely as there was more pressure in the northern half of the course. Either side of North Dumpling would have been better than pressing on against the current between the Dumplings.