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Talking fast sailing last weekend

Wish I could say I was going as fast as this 1D35 last weekend, I hit 8 knots in my little 29' boat downwind in same race, another hit just over 20 knots in an SC70! It was fun, glad tenuki was along, as my kids could not handle the spinny in this wind, sheets almost drug him overboard too!

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I've always resisted the tendency to haul out now on Lake Ontario, because to my mind, the best sailing is in October and November.
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It looked like somebody was shrimping there. Ya should've been on the other side of Whidbey in the Inlet. It was even faster there.
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Make sure you watch the video to the very end, the last part of the footage was the most interesting to me.

Had a blast sailing with Marty and his family in this race, I'm planning on writing up a description of my experience with some pics I took this evening after work. Sailboat racing is sometimes frustrating or maddenly slow, but races like this one is why everyone keeps racing.
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Where’s the shrimping? I saw the shredded kite in the beginning of the clip and the ID35 auguring in for broach at the two minute mark, but I didn’t see any takedowns let alone a f***up. To bad they turned off the camera right at the point the kite was on the water. It could have been some exciting footage a la’ that ffice:smarttags" />lace w:st="on">Caprilace> 25 clip that was circulating a while back. On the other hand, I remember a time or two when we brought the boat back from the brink of disaster. Where was this race held? Makes me nostalgic for Pegasus XIV as she liked to surf in the mid-twenties in weather like that. She is now up in lace w:st="on">Washington Statelace>. Has anyone seen her? (Custom 36’ sport boat with red hull and white decks/coach works.) fficeffice" />>>
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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!

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