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SeTherin was lifted off the trailer and on to the stands today.

It has been two weeks since I towed her back from Nonak.   I had done the disassembly & took down the mast on Tuesdayember 23rd, then drove down with the trailer the next day with our long-in-tooth ’95 Ford Explorer.   Just as I was turning on to Marsh Road, a quarter mile from Spicer's, the power steering went kaput.  Upon arriving Spicer’s, there was a large puddle of fluid under the front end.  The hose fitting from the output of the power steering cooler had rusted through.  Brian was just a couple minutes behind me, so with his assistance we disconnected the hoses.  After a short trip to Johnson’s Hardware for a brass butt connector & some fluid, we hooked up the hoses and bi-passed the cooler.  Pulling the boat & the drive home was uneventful.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:11

Donzo WNR - 09/03/14

Wind: average: W at 6.5, 9 kts avg on the long downwind
Current: ebb 1745 North Hill
Start: West of GLP
Course: s-V-I-f
Race Length: 4 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian & RW

During the pre-start we had the choice to left upwind with less adverse current or to what appeared a better breeze on the right but with a stronger ebb along the shore. 

Still thinking left, we got sandwiched by San Souci to windward and Merganser leeward at the start, so I bailed out and went right for what still looked like better wind along the shore. 

This was true for fifteen minutes or so, as we made trees on those paralleling us offshore.   Then a new wind moved in from the south benefitting the boats offshore big time.   We took a hitch out to the new breeze, yet those that had gone left at the start were now far ahead.

We had a good rounding and set at Vixen, a great downwind making up some of our time, and a near perfect douse and rounding of Intrepid.  But the final beat to the finish in the dying wind and increasing ebb was long.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 09:50

Fishers Island - 08/30/14

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Short of Race Point: photo1
Reach to West Harbor: photo2

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:07

Donzo WNR - 08/27/14

Wind: SW (210) at 11.1 avg
Baro 29.89"; Temp 73 to 72 F
Current: ebbing; flood 1940 North Hill
Start: West of GLP
Course: s/f-DM-s/f *2
Race Length: 4.8 nm
Crew: Adam, Brian & RW

We had a very good port start from near the pin, comfortably crossing the whole class (starting from the RC on starboard).  Both sets at the windward mark were on the money, as was the douse and rounding of the leeward mark.  

We lost some time on the first beat by digging in twice on starboard prior to the layline (two extra tacks). Once would have been sufficient- probably should have extended on starboard the first time (1808). On the last downwind to the finish the wind dropped below 10, benefiting Jolly Mon about seven minutes or so ahead & correcting over us by 23 seconds w/o the summer penalty. 

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 22:06

Ram Island - 08/24/14

Crew: Brian, Brandon & RW
Winds: NE to SE, avg ESE 5.2 kts, peak gust 13
Weather: Few clouds morning, clear by noon, 73 F, 30.13
Current: ebb - 1043 North Hill, 1108 Race Point
Start time: 1015
Start/Finish: Groton Long Point / Ram Island
Course: counter-clockwise Fishers Island; Distance: approximately 14.5 nm

Following the start, we favored west too much for too long wihle those sailing closer to the rhumbline to Race Point benefited.  The ebb was cooking big time at the top of Lord's Pass.  We should have cut across at Can-9 rather than exposing ourselves to the current much too long on the rhumbline from Can-11.

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 18:43

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