Warm Up Wrap UP

Well, it turned out the wind came down and the temperatures went up (a little)  so Ben and I headed out to do the warm-up regatta. They scheduled three short races, windward-leeward twice around. The whole event lasted about two hours. The water was quite lumpy but the wind had come down so much that I was on the low side as often as I was playing the vang.

 Ryan tried out his new radial main sail.

 Committee boat  with Eric and Chris (5631)

Joe and Ryan setting up

Ryan and Joe head out to the course.

Eric and Chris tried out their new spinnaker (which I don't have a photo of) and Ben and I worked the kinks out since we hadn't sailed since last September.

About 11 boats started the first race and a few came in as the afternoon went by, and we were all in by 2:30. We'll have a top gun event at 4:30 and the competitors' meeting (with lots of yummy hors d'oeuvres) at about 6 pm.

Then the fun really begins tomorrow, with warmer temps and maybe some sun!