messing about in boats

Last race of the Hamble winter series

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on December 6, 2010

Went pretty well to be honest. I was doing pit on J/109 “Me Julie” again in light airs and patchy fog. Delayed getting to the start as we had to scrub the ice off the decks before it was possible to stand up on them and also drop a couple of late sailors off onto another yacht. Seemed to work in our favour though as we arrived at the port end of the line just as the gun went and the fleet were setting off from the starboard end – it seemed to put us firmly in pole position by the first mark, which we kept until the last (downwind) leg. The yachts rounding after us caught some better air and went steaming off faster and deeper, while we got pushed ever further by the tide. Still, we made a creditable 3rd place and sailing with the sun streaming down through the patchy fog was just brilliant. Would have been a great day to have a decent camera for sure.

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