Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 NOOD Day 1

It was just like old times today. Glen, Brian, Scott and I took LinGin out on a gorgeous day and had a fantastic time. There were four races in winds ranging from 10 to 25 kts. Scott had SEVEN, count them, SEVEN, sets, douses and resets today. Brian and Scott had dozens of tacks and Glen had the pleasure of scrambling all over the boat. Needless to say at the end of the day we were exhausted!

J Bergquist and Calliope were on fire today! Finishing 1-1-5-1, J was fast, chose the right side of the course reliably and had some excellent crew work. We were solid in our chase after J: 2-2-1-2. We're only leading by one point, but there are four more races scheduled so it will be exciting to see how it turns out.

We seemed to pick the wrong side of the course and I had a few terrible starts. I also misjudged a few port-starboard crossings, costing us some speed and distance with abrupt tacks. We had excellent spinnaker work with very few mistakes. By the end of the racing we seemed to have knocked the rust off and were working pretty well.

Tomorrow David and Mackenzie join the crew. We're looking forward to the help!

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