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Re: 39th Annual St. Mary's Governor's Cup

This year's race was "Gov Cup 2011 lite." Same forecast as last year (light winds from the south) and same actual conditions much heavier than forecast. Last year we spent several hours in 22 knt head winds with 32 kt gust. This year, the highest wind we noticed was 20 knts, so it was a pretty big difference. Add the full moon (there was no moon last year), and it was much more enjoyable than last year, but still an upwind pounding through the night. It took us two more hours to complete this year, but we scored 22 places higher overall. And, like Palmetto Moon (by the way, thanks again for the Mt. Gay), we had a great ride home.

Last year's race cured my wife of overnight races. She stayed home this year.

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