Monday, November 13, 2006

Nice wind for sailing... if your boat is up for it.

Saturday we couldn't complain about the weather; we had great wind for sailing. And, we pretty much had Carol Anne's boat ready to go and had a great first race. Then things got a bit exciting when the tiller started to crack, the gooseneck pin and then the gooseneck fitting itself failed, our foredeck crew had trouble with the jaws on our spinnaker pole, sending us way beyond a leeward mark, and we had some bad starts and freakish winds to set us back in the pack. But, "Tadpole" lashed the boom to the mast and duct-taped the tiller and we kept sailing, passing other boats. We were last in our group on corrected time in most of the races, but at least it felt good to be catching up and passing other boats and being second or third to finish in most of the races.

Max Temperature 66 °F / 18 °C
Min Temperature 45 °F / 7 °C

Wind Speed
8 mph / 13 km/h (NW)

Max Wind Speed
16 mph / 26 km/h

Max Gust Speed
21 mph / 34 km/h


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