Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shrimping

When What Gets Wet on Wednesday, Stays Wet on Thursday

Perfect start on a line with 17 boats and 18 knots. We wanted to go right in to the beach but we were trapped by Razzle-Dazzle, who I imagined might have had it in for us after we crowded them up on the pin at the start. Rounded D Mark in 5th, caught a CAL9-2R on first spinnaker run. Caught the Ranger-33 when she gambled on an alternative leeward mark. (I think they were looking for a 1st place and to get everyone else DNFed.) Had a close finish with the CAL9-2R when she tacked onto port at the outside pin and was surprised that Das Boot, being on starboard would not give her room at the mark. "Starboard means starboard", was my response. Had a nice chat with good natured skipper in the bar.

We were a bit shorthanded and shrimped the chute on take-down. But everything else went okay. Except that I'm just getting to old to do even these short races.

4 comments:

  1. We expected you to go in toward the beach on port for the last leg. What you usually do.

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    1. What is said on the boat, stays on the boat.

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  2. I wanna know why there's an owl bungeed to that beach chair.

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    1. LOL! Keeps the gulls & crows off the rest of the furniture!

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