Friday, May 05, 2017


We had a full crew, Bill and Liv. The race was course T, Start, Mark 1, Mark3, Finish. Wind was out of the west at a good clip.

We had a good start. We were back on starboard near the mark side of the line. La Dolce Vita was leeward, but she did not challenge us. We were all early to the line, but walked the line until the start. We could not see the committee boat as La Dolce Vita blocked the view. When she hardened up, we did too and crossed the line to windward and slightly ahead of her. We did our tack to port and sailed to the Washington side as long as we could. Then tacked to starboard. We went that way until we tacked back to port. Then it got interesting. Jubilee. a C&C 35, started yelling at us that they were starboard. We were close to our line to the mark, so we tacked to starboard, lee bowing them. They got real quiet after that. We rounded the mark and set the boom to port and tried to set the pole to starboard. Bill and Liv had some coordination problems and it took us a while. We got that straightened out, but not after being left behind by La Dolce Vita. We mostly caught up to her by the windward mark. We rounded the mark behind La Dolce Vita and went to port tack until we could make the finish mark. We finished second.

The race committee boat was Free Bowl of Soup. They took some very nice pictures during the evening and got two of Aventura.

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