Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sail #14: Another WIN for Exploits!

Wednesday Night Race Series - Race #1

6.3 nm, 5 knots average speed, elapsed time of 1:13:26

What a blast!  Strong winds from the south and warm temperatures.

We recruited the Skipper of Abigale along with our star trimmer Mark Gee for the first race in the Wednesday Night Race Series.  The course was a long run and a tough upwind leg back to the start - finish.  We had a clean start and despite being the last of the four boats to cross the start line we had a perfect gull-wing sail set and excellent line.

At the turn bouy we were bow to bow with our sister boat Wings.  Mark commented that he could have reached out and grabbed her bow on the turn.  It was fun!  We picked a great line and lead the rest of the way, winning by 1 minute.

It was a lot of fun and the performance of the boat continues to surprise me.  The next race is Saturday.

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