Wednesday Night Race Goodbye Daylight Savings Time...
We didn't do last week's race due to high winds, so Bruce put the call out for crew today. It looked like it would be a beautiful night and it seems that quite a few others felt the same. We had quite a turnout even if it is the first race after the end of Daylight Savings Time. This means that the race begins at 5:30 and finishes well after dark.
Tonight, the call for crew was answered by Clay, Lisa, Brittney and Matt. Everyone took their places and off we went, enjoying what could be the last balmy evening sail until spring.
Brittney helped Matt out on foredeck. It wasn't easy to do in the dark while you're still learning... but they did a great job. Every time out is another chance to expand their knowledge.
It was a beautiful night out. Everyone had a great time and as always, it's a great way to break up the work week. We sailed out the gap and out around markers 2, 10 and then back in. With everyone busy on foredeck getting ready for #10, Lisa and I had a really hard time spotting it. I didn't think the GPS entry was right but had no choice but to follow it until we could see the High Range Marker. We were well above it when we finally spotted it. We really missed having Jacqui on the boat as our spotter. We made a dive to round it then settled in nicely for the finish. It was certainly not one of our better races, but we had a nice sail.