|The infamous inner tube incident. The force of the tube exploding almost blew the tire off the rim. The "report" sounded just like gun fire!|
Saturday racing conditions: Air temp mid-70s, winds 5 to 10 knots from the south west--eat your heart out! Sixteen boats, evenly divided between Generation II (faster designs) and Generation I (slightly earlier and slower designs) lined up for the start. The first warning signal was at noon and the Race Committee posted course 2 (an Olympic triangle with a windward-leeward-windward finish). We raced 7 races back to back and came ashore around 4 pm.
|Milling around before the start, waiting for the clock to tick down. Photo credit: Amy Linton.|
|One of my better starts! I'm sailing boat nr 64. Photo credit: Amy Linton.|
|Although the winds were a tad on the light side, the water was choppy. This offered many opportunities to work the waves and surf downwind. If done correctly, catching a wave yields significant boat speed gains. Photo credit: Amy Linton.|
|Working GYPSY up wind toward the first mark, which is just off camera to the right. The other boats are in front of me! Photo credit: Amy Parker.|
|Later during the same race I'd recovered a few boats. Photo credit Amy Parker.|
Tomorrow I'll sort though more of the photos and post pix of some of my competitors. Stay tuned.