2022-2023 Laser Frostbite #7

Today was a good case of “look at the forecast and show up anyways”.  The forecast this morning was rough.  Zero at noon and building to 4 at 1.  When I showed up at the marina I had little intention of racing.  John, Lou, and Lars decided to postpone at 12 for 30 minutes before making a call and John went out on the river to see what was happening.  At 12:30 the wind had filled in a little and we decided to try and race.

The RC was able to get 5 races in.  With light wind and an outgoing current, I expected more general recalls but we only had one.  The first two races were very short (12 minutes) with a short line.  The current was strongest for those two so I think starting at the pin and getting out into the current for the upwinds was important.  I did not do this the first race and my scores show it haha.    After the second race, RC lengthened the course and the start line.  The longer line was a little boat favored and starting at the boat gave a little advantage as the current slacked.

All in all it was a really nice day on the water for the river being glassy at noon today.

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