Sunday, July 19, 2015
Kingston Day 6
It was a good day for me - even though it rained a bit.
Three races and no last places - Wahoo!
First race an OK start but then, as usual, losing places on the upwind. I tell myself I am a bit light (around 78 kg) and that is why I suffer upwind. Maybe or perhaps a lack of skills? At any rate, in every race, I do much better downwind or on reaches.
As I did in this race - dead last around the windward mark but then caught a couple of boats on the downwind and more or less held even going back up. Then, after the reach, caught one more and finished ahead of 3 boats - wahoo.
The second race, nothing to write home about. Again, an OK start and next to last at the top mark. Finally finished ahead of one boat.
Third race, a better one. A better start and then went right which paid off. Was ahead of about 3 boats at the top mark and held onto that. I was helped by a crash/entanglement between two boats in my group which effectively put them out of the running. Did well downwind, passing a couple of boats and finished ahead of 3 boats.
Then, after the race, all the GMM Standard fleet was graciously received by Mark Bethwaite on his yacht for cocktails. (Above, on the left Pam from Improper Course.