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This was taken during the foulweather bluff race sponsored by Edmonds Corinthian yacht club. Overall, not a bad day for sailing, there was quie a bit of carnage tho. A few spinnaker and one whisker pole that I know of, many kites in different shapes and form. From total shreads to one that had a clew rip out. A few mains went haywire.
Wa St ferries were reporting 28knot winds. My wind guage on my boat showed no higher than 22. It may be reading slow! I hit 8.x on knot meter, which I believe is about a half not slow. One of the last boats shown in video, Excentric, hit 12.5 knots on the downwind leg. The red bouy is wht foulweather bluff bouy, east side entrance to hood Canal. Long course was edmonds to foulweather to satchet head on the south end of Whidbey island. Short course for us boats with PHRF ratings higher than 180 is edmonds to picnic point to satchet head and back to edmonds. The SC70 did the long 26 mile course in 2.5hrs, I did the 16 mile short coure in just over 3 hrs, 3:03;45 or some such time. Good race.
What would have been really fun, was one of the carriers stationed in Everett, came from the pacific home about 4 pm or so, if it would not have been as windy, or they came in about noon........70 of us out there racing right in its path in the main shipping lane.......oh boy!
Charlie came up thru here a week ago saturday bringing his boat north, a bit windier this last saturday vs the week before. not by much, but still a few knots faster! We hit 7 knots on the downwind run a week ago with a main and 110 up. Reaching we were upper 6's low 7's during the race, and mid 5's going upwind. It was a fun day all around, no rain, cloudy and windy. last yr was an 8 hr driftfest! 05 it was canceled due to lack of wind!