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Re: Port Huron to Mackinac Race

Originally Posted by Sanduskysailor View Post
40 miles in we dropped out when the head stay snapped coming off a wave. We saved the rig and limped back downwind under main with some halyards in place of the head stay. No one got hurt but we were bummed about having to drop out.
Saw you guys headed back, sorry to hear that! We had a great race, shredded our No. 1 that first night, then close hauled with No. 3 and full main all night. Everyone was on the rail that night, not much sleep for me as the designated "wave breaker" at the front of the rail. Around 6:30-7:00 we had a huge shift and the rest of the race was a starboard tack close reach/reach/run. We had the No. 3 up until about noon, then set the chute for the rest of the race. Averaged about 8.5 knots for the rest of the race until the very end. AWESOME race, my first one, can't wait to do it again!!!

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