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hiccups,bumps and a few bruises

been at the boat for the past several days. saturday, jim and trevor and i (3/4ths of my leukemia cup crew) set out to practice.
i have watched the North asymm video series 45+ times, and i must be lysdexic, because we had tacklines and spin sheets (all different colors) all fouled everywhere.i have created a sprit system using my spin pole (i screwed up using my whisker pole and it kept collapsing. adding insult to injury, we managed to knock my running light from the pulpit. oh, and we chafed a hole in my spin sock..it is at the sail loft getting a patch.
we managed to get it set after wearing all of us out. gybing..uhm...we need practice, however i hoisted the spin in calm air yesterday, and think i may have it figured out, finally the way it should hoist and fly. hate embarrassing myself and crew at a race...

oh..and yours truly decided to cut in behind a line of crab traps (all in about 12 ft of water..we went from 12--> 4 instantly...yeah, talk about feeling like a dumbass...5 mins and we were off.
the good news, we sailed close hauled up the channel, doing an avg of 6.5 in about 10-12 knts of breeze, full main and 130%.
all and all, a great day..i really enjoyed meeting guys here (hoping my crew still wants to race w/ me)
on an unrelated topic, i spent a few days designing a water filtration system that is portable and efficient. water here is full of iron and sulphur. pics to follow as soon as i can upload..marina has no signal, so i can barely stay on their wi-fi

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest,second is by imitation, which is easiest,third is by experience, which is the bitterest.

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