Sunday, May 13, 2012
2012 NOOD Day 3
We headed into Day 3 with high hopes. Tied with Argo for first, we needed to beat them to take first. For reasons we're not altogether clear on, LinGin is not as fast as Argo in lighter air. We prayed for moderate breeze! We did not get it.
We sailed the best we knew how but could never get the boatspeed we needed, and Argo was not about to give us the opportunity to get leverage. In the end, we took second behind Argo with Windswept in third.
For about 30 minutes the RC waited to see if there would be enough wind for another race. With little time before the awards ceremony and the Bay looking quite calm, they told us to all head back to shore.
Of course by the time we were in Whitehall Creek, there was a nice breeze blowing. We'll get 'em next year!