Annapolis NOOD's 2001
Spring in Annapolis and time
to go race with Bonnie again. Seems its been forever and feels
great to be back!
The first day of racing,things
were going our way. At the end of 3 races we were in 5th place
overall in a fleet of 19 with a 5-7-14 for the day. Not in the
money but still quite respectable.
Saturday was less than lucky
for us when the first race we had to tack away from a tug and
barge and that put us in the depressing position of having to
port tack the entire fleet and cross behind nearly all of them.
Result...18th place. The second race we were doing fairly well
after a great start and we had confidence we were going to finish
well, when on the last upwind leg, the Jib halyard decided to
give up. We did the best we could to get the sail down and a new
halyard on and hoist again but there was no way to recover from
that one. Result...16th.
With an OCS (over early) on
Sunday, we had to restart. I guess that was the last thing that
could have gone wrong for us in this event, so there was nothing
left to do but win the party!
My final word on this
one is that All regattas are FUN and it was great to sail with