The wind was light from 30 degrees and continued to drop from there. We managed to slightly play the current, but mostly, it played with us. I must speculate, that the lift we received in Potter Cove, was most likely an eddy of the outgoing tide. We withdrew from the competition when we figured that we would have needed to exceed hull speed to complete the course within the time limit. By that time, we had only managed to achieve reaching a point just north of Gould Island.
Back at the CYC, we enjoyed the Reggae band, barbacue and drinks. The awards ceremony was very brief, with only seven boats in classes A and B finishing, out of a total fleet of 112 boats.
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We took third place honors on corrected time.
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We won the first race of the regatta and took second place in the second race. Overall for the NBYA regatta, we won. Elan finished the regatta in second place overall, after finishing third and first.
Our crew consisted of Mark, Tom, Jim, Bob, Ralph, Jen, John, Abbi, Brooke and myself.
I will have our tracks for these two races online soon.
Our class had a general recall in the first race attempt of the EGYC Wednesday Night Series. The restart found us over early. We lost 4 minutes, 24 seconds on the return and dip of the starting line, but we did manage to make-up some of that time by the finish. From now on, I will have my VHF handy for the RC calls.
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