Today was an interesting day on the water. The first race was light air out of the west and the breeze ended up doing a 180 in the last bit of the race providing an additional windward rounding for us. After drifting for a bit, the wind finally filled in with 5-10 from the north. We were able to get 2/3 more races off for the classes. These were quite nice. And the wind picked up even more to about 15 on the sail home providing some fun planing conditions!
A brief thought on the sailing today was that the races were about 30 minutes long and in my opinion that makes having a good start worth about 30% of the race (which leads to being able to do what you want on the first upwind leg). The starts today all had a pin favor that I believe proved to provide a good head start in all my races.
Kudos goes out to Frank and his team on RC for getting off races with the tricky conditions at the beginning of the day!
2015 Fall Series 5 – Albacores
2015 Fall Series 5 – Buccaneers
2015 Fall Series 5 – Lightnings