Race 3 May 19, 2010 Calm winds and great sunset.

Bay Shore Race 3 May 19 2010 – Light Winds

Noth West winds at 7 knots made for an easy sale at 65 degrees temperature.  Before the start, the portside mid-mast back stay controller cable came out, same as race 1.  Up went Stevo to fix it on the bolson gear.  No accidents. 

 We started race within seconds of the start.  We ran the old jib #1 which reminded me of the Black Perl’s sails, a bit darkened.  This 2 leg race started on starboard tack, and top speed of 2 knots.  We tacked to portside and found us hitting 4 knots.  This was repeated on each tack. Maybe there was a current?

Our spinnaker produced 4.5 knots. 

No issues to report, and we were not stretching our skills because of the minimal winds.   Anyone with camera  would have had been rewarded with great sunset pictures.  

See    http://www.bayshoreyachtclub.org/racing.htm for race results.

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About John Weller

Brought up sailing on Lake Macatawa (Holland, MI). Raced Sprites (12 ft main and jib) at the local yacht club as a youth. Raced on LicktySplit J35, BlackBeard S2 7.9, and Lake Effect T30 on Wednesday nights with the Bay Shore Yacht Club racing organization. Enjoy teaching, sailing, and skiing to those who want an adventure.

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