Wind: SW at 6 to 10 kts; Average 212 @ 7 kts
Temp: 79-74F, Baro: 29.85
Current: flood North Hill 15:50
Start/Finish: Offshore of “X”
Course: sf-DM-LMK-DM/f, Race Length: 3.0 nm
Crew: Brian, Adam, Dan & RW
We had a good start with Jolly Mon & Cosmic to port as the three of us led the class off the line.
In the pre-start we could see better wind on the left offshore towards North Dumpling. The rhumbline was pretty square, though starboard was favored due to the flood and the appearance of more wind out to the left. For the first five minutes or so, we forged ahead trailing Jolly Mon & Cosmic in a 5 to 6 knot breeze, the following five minutes saw an increase to an 8 knot average TWS. And once established on port the wind picked up for an 8.5 knot average to the layline.
We had a good button hook rounding and set, then favored a slightly fresh angle above TgtWA to the leeward mark for a smooth douse and rounding, tacking back out for the fresher wind as soon as we were up to speed.
The subsequent beat was similar as the first with yet a fresher breeze of 9.5 kts average offshore. The RC shortened race for a finish at the windward mark. Seventeen seconds faster would have put us in second place.