Sailing today was….tough. Everyone had a tough time on the water today. First off thanks to Jim and Kaitlyn for doing RC on a hard day. Today’s forecast was for 10 with gusts of 19 out of the west this morning. Arriving at the marina, this was looking to be true at 11 AM. But by the skippers meeting it was up probably closer to 15-20. Most of us were on shore when Chris Bolton headed out and was planing downwind in the channel to get out to the river. He was really moving!
Anyways 13 of us got to the course in time for the first start. Not sure there is much to say for racing today. It was definitely about staying upright and keeping the boat depowered. Something that I was doing while racing was paying attention to the boats ahead of me for when shifts and puffs hit them so that I could be prepared for them. This paid off multiple times. During the racing, there were definitely gusts that were maybe up to 30 knots. My gps tracker had me with a top speed of 11.5 knots during the second race.
We have two more weekends left of the season. I hope to keep seeing everyone out!
Kaitlyn took some photos that can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/GC5kxc8BR84TroMk8.