First Completed Race Second Place

The second race of the spring series we were lucky to get away with a second place.  Race committee chose Course 6.  We decided to use the 155% jenny for the long down wind leg but switch to the new blade on the return leg. Down wind was a broad reach Valcore stuck to the west side of the river but we used the current as it was still going out But Valcore was still able to stay ahead at the first mark as the strong winds favored her. At the mark things got a bit messy the headsail change was difficult and when we rounded the mark we tacked too soon and couldn’t fetch the mark so we had to fall back off with the jib on the wrong side. After much loud talk and scurrying about we managed to correct our error and try to chase down the boats now well up wind of us. The new blade proved to be an excellent sail and we were able to out-point all the other boats. We tried a shortcut by cutting close to hospital point (a risky manuever) into the lighter winds but save so distance and allowed us to finnish without an other tack but at the end we were 10.7 seconds out of first. Oh well we will have to do better next time. Click for race results.

RE

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2 Responses to First Completed Race Second Place

  1. Terry Durrett says:

    Do you race with PHRF rating? I have a ’85 Dehler 22 “project”
    and wonder how fast it should be.

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