Join Date: Mar 2013
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Re: Running Speed vs Close-Hauled Speed
Was measuring speed with the GPS. On the way back, I tried to run down a San Juan 23. This boat had 4 people in it, all in the cockpit. It sure seemed to be riding low.
This time I was really closing in, and Sea Mist was in the groove! It felt great! And then, due to some inexplicable reason, the San Juan tacked hard right in front of my bow. I mean a HARD starboard tack. I wasn't really upset, but the channel wasn't very wide at that point, so I MADE A CIRCLE, which probably made me look like I was under the influence at the wheel. There was no way I could have cut to port to avoid him, but I guess I could have dumped some sail to drop off my speed until he passed. That ___ San Juan! I will see you this weekend San Juan. Oh yes, this weekend INDEED!