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post #224 of Old 07-14-2010 Thread Starter
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Well Akoni (Kriz) is still leading the SailC class Short Course with a 1:03:24 on the Patuxent course in MD. My best has been 1:14:52. But I have been trying valiantly to take no avail. I just keep getting slower.

I blew off work yesterday and went out with a buddy to run the course. The winds were great 15-20 with gusts to 25. But, alas, they were right on our nose coming back to the finish.


Came in at about 1:32. Oh well, I'll wait for an easterly or westerly wind and try again.

Got a good size rip in the genny on a particularly strong gust - and the motor died in the middle of the fairway coming back in. But it sure as hell was fun! And I'm learning a lot about sail trim and steering. Very cool.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
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