Friday, September 26, 2008

A splashy ride from start to finish

Bruce and I sailed with Steve and Jacquie on Cute Shoes as is becoming our usual Wednesday night routine. We had thoughts that we would not go due to high winds but Steve made the decision to try it since the Opti's were out there slugging it out. We can't be outdone by and Opti! (these are little bitty sail boats with little bitty people on them) We reduced sail and went on out there.

The cool weather has arrived... cool to me, anyway... so we were all bundled in our foul weather tops. It was a pretty splashy ride from start to finish.

The race course was 10-1-10-1-10 and finish. This was an unusual course for a Wednesday night race. It turned out to be kind of fun. The waves were big and the wind was too. It did seem to lessen as the race went on. We ended up being the last boat to finish. This was perhaps due to the old sails, the heavy reefing of main and smaller jib used, and the several mechanical mishaps we experienced all at inopportune moments. But we had a good time. Next time will be different!

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