Not too technical of a race. Was basically a close reach/beam reach down and back. Mike a Rey just pulled away from me for most of the first leg. A reach is hard to power up on for me without a jib. The puffs were huge and I had to come in from the trap because it was just getting too scary and I kept imagining hitting some shallows with the boards and catapulting me off. If I held the boat down I'd make up some ground but I had cleat height problems so it was hard to keep working the sails enough to keep it in the groove.
They got to the island at pretty much the same time. I was a minute behind or so. We left at the same time with me in the lead then Rey and Mike. Wind had shifted to closer upwind so I blasted away for a bit. My traveler blew out of the cleat like 3 times and messed me up and once we went back to a close reach/beam reach I got driven over by both boats. Mike drove by both of us near the end on that big 20.
The boat could have done a lot better without all my sheet mistakes but I don't think it would have changed the outcome. I put a few clips of the puffs together so you can see what I was dealing with and how close the bow rides
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXJ8MkOy4sEdited by tamumpower1 on Jan 11, 2018 - 01:43 PM.
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