An Almost Dark and Stormy Night

by CAPT. JOHN 3. June 2010 16:28
Sunday 5/23  Nice day.  course was around the cribs, A slow start but a good upwind leg, not a bad down wind leg but we blew the spinnaker takedown, our first one of the year.  Overall we ended up in 5th place. Thanks to Nora, NancyS, Jordan, Dan, Marcin, and Mark.

Wednesday 5/26  Nice night.  Very aggressive start got fouled but no contact (but it was this close).  Slow upwind leg good down wind legs and a slow upwind leg put in us 10th place.  Thanks to Nora, NavBob, and Marcin.

Wednesday 6/2  Not so nice night. earlier in the day storms moved past and when we started there was a line of storms stretching from the Quad Cities to Green Bay and heading our way.  During the pre-start sequence we got to watch a collision between two bigger boats, wiping out stantions tearing sails and trashing bow pulpits, fortunately no one was injured and we were not involved.  The wind was light till the last leg when the approaching storm caused the wind to build.  We again ended up 10th. On the ride in wind gusted up to 22kts but we got the boat docked, put away and beers open before the rain started coming down. Thanks to Nora, NavBob, Brendon and Michelle.

This weekend we have racing on Saturday and Sunday.  I think we are good for crew on Saturday but could use a body on Sunday, see crew signup for details.
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