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Old 08-03-2008
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Well you guys did a lot better than me. We were over 7 minutes late to the start, my fault. We pulled the motor too soon before our start and the wind died to the north east where I was. We went across the channel early and it seemed to work ok. During the night we passed a bunch of boats that were bigger, and of course got stuck in dead air in the wee hours of morning. That was the possibly the worst part for me. And then icing on the cake was when we jibed and the traveler track pulled the bolts through and broke. No back plates, so she's getting an overhaul on that note. We putzed along for about 45 minutes before I made the call to throw the motor on the back. Lost a winched handle coming up to the start, lost a traveler track, lost a little sanity, but gained priceless experience, and would do it all again in a heartbeat. I really wanted to finish, but under headsail alone would not get me there. Maybe next year....
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"
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