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Old 06-04-2010
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Results were up last night, finally.... lots of attrition mostly due to slow progress and withdrawals. Turns out the boat our son was on was 1st in class, 1st in div and 1st in Flattery race! Nice!
Fantastic! I was on a Jeanneau 37 in the Flattery race. We pulled out sunday morning because people had places to get to. Too bad, really, though we wouldn't have placed well. Kudos to your son.

It was my first big race and we were right in the thick of it with the big boys in the second start. What an adrenaline rush!

Unfortunately, I fell from the cabin top to the bottom rail during the heavier winds (30-35 knots) and hurt my back. Almost went overboard. Very scary. Good news is, it didn't really seize up until we got back Sunday night, so I was sore but able to contribute fully as a crew member (between puking sessions). It was cold, hard work, and tons of fun. Can't wait for next year.
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