Sunday, August 30, 2009

37: Barnegat Breezer
We had three light air races over the weekend. So much for the hurricane.

Michael Bagley should have some pictures on his blog

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some recent pictures.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

35: Well we won the silver fleet. Woopdy freeking doo. I guess that's just the way things go some times.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

32: The mast stayed up today. Race 1 was light and we got stuck behind a pack of boats before the satrt and were dead in the water. We had to tack out to the unfavored side. We had good runs and got to the left on the next beat passing boats. We finished 23rd. Not so hot.
The next race, was still light, we started at the pin but had another bad start. Fortunately we were able to foot left and tacked before the group getting a clear lane. We rounded in the top ten. On the run we passed some boats and rounded the gate first. We headed out left but some boats got their own puff and lifted inside of us. We were third at the windward mark and the course was shortened. So we got a third. Unfortunately the wind shut down for the day and that was it. Not enough to make the Glod fleet. We needed four races today after not finishing any races yesterday.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

31: Day One Qualification Round
Rain all day and we didn't get out on the water until about 4:00. Race 1 we had a good start at the boat and were going well but to the wrong side. We rounded in the top ten. The run was good and we passed a few boats. We were forced to the wrong gate and went the wrong way on the beat again but were still around 10th. On the starboard layline we noticed the bridle shackle was coming apart so we quickly headed down wind but the mast dropped anyway. We got towed in and were done for the day. They ran 2 races so we are in a tough spot to make the Gold fleet.