I was 3 rd last at the 1st mark, 2nd last at the 2nd mark, 3rd last at the 3rd mark, last, last, finish =last.
Pretty good results for tonight’s racing at the Fanshawe Yacht Club!
I was racing in the Toy Boat. My Siren 17.
The wind was light and I did really well for the little boat. I had the jib on instead of the genoa. It was the easiest to get out and set up. I was in a hurry when I got to the club as there was only about 15 min to go before the start buzzer.
I hank on the fore sale and have to feed the main on with it’s bolt rope. (Slowly so it doesn’t catch going into the slot…) I had just motored out to the start line and hoisted the jib when the 1 min buzzer went. I hadn’t even looked to see what the course was yet. with the Siren I usually just follow the other boats but today I was first over the line! That’s why I did so well.
A good start is everything when racing! In last weeks regatta I didn’t get the starts I had hoped for. Inevitably some boats are on a different tack going over the line in our regattas. Especially when the new students are in the race.
Not bad coming in second! Too bad I was up against one other boat. I’d have been first if there wasn’t the other boat to race against.
I did a quick video while racing toward the 3rd mark in tonight’s race.
It’s always a good time getting out and having fun with the other sailors. I even made comment while I was passing the other boats. “Have you ever seen a Siren go so fast?” Is what I said. Both times they yelled back no.