Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race

Our crew had a great time. The weather didn't look so good at the start, but cleared up as the day progressed. We had trouble getting into the groove being the first time for our crew to sail together - but it eventually came together. The winds were surprisingly brisk beating up Upright Passage - we had to downshift our headsail then upshift again during the final reach.

All things considered we had a good first race of the season, but unfortunately we had to tack away to make room for the ferry both in Thatcher Pass and at Flat Point (bad coincidence) which cost us some time and probably cost us the bullet.

Dinner Saturday night was great and we were assigned premier dock space right in front of the resturant. On the return trip we headed south from Friday Harbor and out into the Strait through Cattle Pass. Winds were westerly about 10-12 knots with a little chop in the Strait. At Davidson Rock we were able to put up the kite and had a fast passage to Green Point where we resumed beating up the channel against a strong ebb.

Nice weekend - many thanks to the committee for putting this event on!

The Lowly Worm crossing the finish line

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