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The man from Elliott Bay Yacht Sales said that there was some type of bet on the wind last week and if this guy lost he would have to water ski between the boats at the start in a thong the next Thursday. He was talking to me on my boat and I thought he was kidding me. Just too strange but I guess they weren't pulling my leg. It happened.

And then the wind How crazy!
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The man from Elliott Bay Yacht Sales said that there was some type of bet on the wind last week and if this guy lost he would have to water ski between the boats at the start in a thong the next Thursday. He was talking to me on my boat and I thought he was kidding me. Just too strange but I guess they weren't pulling my leg. It happened.

And then the wind How crazy!
It was a bet...ha ha sucker he was... I think the winds are looking up if the current weather pattern holds..This weekend and even today - around 7ish averaging 18 knots. In fact today and yesterday - evening sails, we had sustained 21 with up to 28 gusts... made for some interesting learning experiences, and nice wet decks (the lazy man's method of applying NOTHING (TM) to maintain slightly worn and well used teak decks... Let's hope that with this week's outing this trend continues...

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How was the wind last Thursday night (June 19)? I was out of town so I missed that race. Seems like last summer we had a lot of race nights with little or no wind (although I did miss a few as I was traveling for work-maybe 4 races out of the season). I recall going out on Wednesday night and Friday with good wind, but last year I don't recall a single race with good wind. I was out on Sunday evening (June 22) and had great winds while sailing a similar route. Out of town at the moment but looks like I will be at the race tomorrow so I am hoping for good wind. Either way I always have a good time, but I have no interest in motor racing.

I know the course always has slow points as you approach the city. I understand that it is part of racing (dealing with only minimal wind at times) but I really wish they would do something with the course route so we can stay away from some of those dead zones. Can you imagine if they flipped the course so we went out towards Bainbridge instead?

Either way I hope to see a lot of boats out tomorrow night, regardless of wind. At least the weather will be nice and we have some nice mid 80's temps for the weekend as well.

Also, how about the Poulbo 3rd of July Fireworks show. Been doing that for the past few years. Nothing is better then two fireworks shows in two days. If you have never been there before I strongly urge you check it out.

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The wind picked up after the race last Thursday. Quite strong!
There should be lots of people tomorrow as good weather, no school, and winds should be about 10 to 15 knots at race time according to my weather prediction charts.

See ya out there or at SYC after!
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Winds tonight are forecast at 10-20, they were that last night in Edmonds. A BIG handfull for my daughter and I! But we survived, and folks at a dock party after thought we were doing pretty good, little did they know.........hit the start bouy, so on 720, later a line for the genoa got caught, another tack and another line caught along with an uncontroled 360 gybe......not a good night! Oh well, life goes on!

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Things get a bit more interesting when the breeze comes up and the loads rise don't they? It's one of the reasons I sail in nasty weather. The boat is a different animal when it hits the fan.
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Thanks for the photos...

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We missed the after party again!

But what a night of sailing! We ended up actually with a good mix of guys and gals thanks to Brian (although the whole evening I called him by every other name ).

Tactical error on my part at the start, as my intent was to fly the asym out, but noticed no-one else was so nixed it, but it took a bit to get the main up. So we lost five minutes. None the less we practiced some racing tactics along the way - the wind was constant for the whole course.

We ended up finishing last - I do believe - never checked the results that were posted. And we simply kept sailing.

No race next week....

Did you make it out there Marc?

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Actually the party was just beginning when I came in. 9:00!!!!
I don't think you were last as I was behind you. Looked like you were having a nice time. We were angling to get some good shots of your boat with the camera but all of a sudden everyone was hungry on the other boats and couldn't get close enough to get anything good to give you. Wow what a turnout! 15 knot winds the whole time and I did not have a dead spot.

So yes I was there right next to you but I guess I did not stand out. It was a nice sail but tight at times. No crashes that I saw.

Fun!!!!
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Actually the party was just beginning when I came in. 9:00!!!!
I don't think you were last as I was behind you. Looked like you were having a nice time. We were angling to get some good shots of your boat with the camera but all of a sudden everyone was hungry on the other boats and couldn't get close enough to get anything good to give you. Wow what a turnout! 15 knot winds the whole time and I did not have a dead spot.

So yes I was there right next to you but I guess I did not stand out. It was a nice sail but tight at times. No crashes that I saw.

Fun!!!!

I think we shot behind you at the Pier 52 buoy (I think), sorry if I wasn't paying to much attention but I remember coming up behind you. But we were slicing behind everyone else so we could slingshot around the buoy. So, I was really concentrating on not hitting anyone ...and sadly I was out of batteries for picture taking myself...

Brian may have got some shots tho, as he brought his camera, and some point he was out and about taking shots...

There was a bump of two boats on the return leg, just behind me...but that was the only one I saw...Let's hope that when the races pick back up in two weeks we get more of the same and this wasn't the only race day with wind!

Glad to see you out there again!

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