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, April 30, 2014

At Least the Beer Was Cool!

Yes, unbelievably hot.

Thank God there were no fires! (Fingers crossed.)

And thank God today's beer can race was not a drifter: 12-15 knots wall-to-wall. Once we were out of the harbor there was some relief from sweltering temperatures.

Skipper was late to the line. Miscalculated. But the breeze was from off the beach. After a couple of early tacks we found ourselves behind the Ranger-33 (situation normal!). We barrelled right through the Sargasso Sea of Kelp, almost directly on to a lay line for the weather mark. 5th around, we lost a place and then gained it back by the reaching mark. Finished 7th out of 14 starters.

Exciting and quick sailing, with wind from a novel quarter. Neat.


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    1. Sorry, SJ, upon reflection, I decided to take this comment down. For your own good.