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11-12-2015 11:48 AM
Faster
Re: I had a great sail today.

Yesterday, actually...

Last weekend my son and his wife and crew did the "Round the County" race in the San Juan Islands on their Schock 35. It was a wild Saturday with 30 knots+ and a drifter Sunday. About 100 boats or so, I think. They did well placing 2nd in Div and 21st overall. They managed to get the boat back to Pt Roberts late Sunday evening.

Yesterday he and I went down and sailed home to Vancouver. We had an amazing weather window, sunny, mild 10C temps. We set sail 5 mins out of the breakwater and did a single tack close hauled to start and bearing off as we worked our way up the strait, popping the kite with 6 miles to go, managed to dry out three sails after a very wet weekend. 32 NM in 4.5 hours.. pretty nice. This boat really likes to move and he has good sails.



After yesterdays near-springlike conditions we are under a wind and rain warning today with up to 4 inches of rain expected overnight... we dodged a bullet there!

EDIT TO ADD: just checked the weather stations along yesterday's route (where we had NW 8-10 knots) today is varying from 24-29 SE Gusting 35K... Would have been quicker, maybe, but wet and miserable..
04-01-2014 01:57 AM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.

This was written better than I could describe it: norcalsailing.com SSS Corinthian Race
04-01-2014 01:19 AM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.

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Works for you because you're logged in. We're not.

Photo hosting does not work for many of us. I use PhotoBucket.
Can you see the image above? I posted it with PhotoBucket (thanks, Faster). It's so hard to know whether it is working if I can see it fine, but no one else can!
03-31-2014 11:00 PM
TakeFive
Re: I had a great sail today.

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That's weird. I can see it my browser. And I am clueless how to post pictures, it has never let me do it even though all the boxes seem to be checked correctly. This was a URL that looked like it took well. Let me see if I can find the password protection. Frustrating. Just frustrating.
Works for you because you're logged in. We're not.

Photo hosting does not work for many of us. I use PhotoBucket.
03-31-2014 09:28 PM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.

Let's try this again. How this?

03-31-2014 09:10 PM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.

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Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Glad you enjoyed the SSS Corinthian, We elected to stay home and out of the rain. I have enjoyed doing the race in years past. One race, we got rolled at the start, read the tidal currents perfectly to regain the front, only die on the wrong side of a wind shear behind Angel. Zero to hero then to zero then to mid fleet all in one race. Our moral victory was beating a SC50 (who was also having a bad day) at the finish. Care to go into details on the race? Love to hear them.
Not sure if anyone wants to hear the gory details. Certainly not as interesting as getting "rolled at the start" -- what does that mean?! There's so much I need to learn about the wind and currents on the bay and optimizing those conditions. Of the 10 non-spinnaker, single-handers in my fleet, only two finished and I was behind them by about 55 minutes and 10 minutes, respectively, so I feel like I'm doing some things alright. My start sucked though. Big time. I had accidentally flipped the channel up button n the VHF and never heard the sequence, which I knew got delayed, and couldn't see the flags. I think I was 20 minutes late over the start line. I'm very aggressive in my starts in my club's Cal 20s, but I'm the most timid mouse in my boat right now. I'll get more comfortable with that and certainly wasn't the only one to start last, which is why I was so confused. There were about a dozen boats milling around me and I think everyone must have had the same idea about the "other guy not starting yet." One boat I was watching I had asked him which division he was in, which was the one BEFORE me and he still started AFTER me. I finally got clued in when the shotgun had been quiet for a while. It was crazy bad. Something I definitely need to work on.
03-31-2014 08:54 PM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.

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No pic shows up. Your linked pic is password protected. You need to remove protection from the pic for it to show up.



...always wanted to do that!
That's weird. I can see it my browser. And I am clueless how to post pictures, it has never let me do it even though all the boxes seem to be checked correctly. This was a URL that looked like it took well. Let me see if I can find the password protection. Frustrating. Just frustrating.
03-31-2014 07:42 PM
GeorgeB
Re: I had a great sail today.

Glad you enjoyed the SSS Corinthian, We elected to stay home and out of the rain. I have enjoyed doing the race in years past. One race, we got rolled at the start, read the tidal currents perfectly to regain the front, only die on the wrong side of a wind shear behind Angel. Zero to hero then to zero then to mid fleet all in one race. Our moral victory was beating a SC50 (who was also having a bad day) at the finish. Care to go into details on the race? Love to hear them.
03-31-2014 07:22 PM
TakeFive
Re: I had a great sail today.

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This is the radar shot on Saturday over San Francisco Bay. The weather people called it correctly -- it rained all day within winds fluctuating between zero and 17 knots. I was single-handing in the SSS Corinthian YC race. Had a late start, but found all the marks (Blossom Rock to Blackaller to Southampton Shoal to Little Harding to finish ~18 NM), dodged the ferries and tankers, and felt like everything was grooving pretty well even though I was soaked and cold. (Why is it so hard to find foulies that don't leak at the neck...?) I was within 10 minutes of the finish line when the time expired for the race and someone yanked the finish line buoy off the course. Oh well. I had a GREAT day, and having the patience to wait out the doldrums is not a strong suit
No pic shows up. Your linked pic is password protected. You need to remove protection from the pic for it to show up.



...always wanted to do that!
03-31-2014 07:03 PM
gamayun
Re: I had a great sail today.



This is the radar shot on Saturday over San Francisco Bay. The weather people called it correctly -- it rained all day within winds fluctuating between zero and 17 knots. I was single-handing in the SSS Corinthian YC race. Had a late start, but found all the marks (Blossom Rock to Blackaller to Southampton Shoal to Little Harding to finish ~18 NM), dodged the ferries and tankers, and felt like everything was grooving pretty well even though I was soaked and cold. (Why is it so hard to find foulies that don't leak at the neck...?) I was within 10 minutes of the finish line when the time expired for the race and someone yanked the finish line buoy off the course. Oh well. I had a GREAT day, and having the patience to wait out the doldrums is not a strong suit
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