Thursday, July 16, 2015
Kingston Day 2 and 3
Day 2 - boring. No wind. No racing. The Radials were sent out at the end of the day but returned before any racing. The standards never got on the water.
Day 3 - Not boring. We sailed 3 races, one in the rain. The wind was predicted to be 20+ knots, but it never got that high - probably above 15 at most but then slackening.
Overall I was happy with the day. I think I am starting to get the feel for working over waves a bit better. Coming up as I go up the front of them, with a slight easing of the sheet, and at the top a slight bear away with sheeting in. I could feel the rhythm every once in a while. I tried torquing but frankly I am not strong enough for it to be very effective. But sometimes the waves are too close together for anything to work other than slamming through them.
Had some good downwind, catching a couple of boats and a very good reach at the end of the second race, overtaking a boat.
One poor start, one average one and one very nice with a very clear lane, although I was about a boat length behind the leaders on the line. But with the U flag up all the time, better to be prudent.
In the evening, a barbecue at Fort Henry and a show by the drum and bugle corps.