Race start - simply great!
6:30 am - French toast breakfast at the marina. The sun was up and a light breeze was blowing in the Strait.
At the start line there was about 10 kts of wind from the Northwest. The pin end was clearly favored and all the boats were jockeying for a good starting position.
9 am, the gun goes off and..... general recall. The line wasn’t square and too many boats were over early. So we tried again.
This time all boats had a clear start and off we sailed towards Cape Lazo. The winds were from the Northwest and after a good start we had fun sailing with the other boats in our division.
The wind was reasonably steady and most of the fleet tacked along the coast line towards Campbell River.
Later in the day the wind veered north and eased. As we approached Cape Mudge the current was against us and in the light winds many boats would drift aft. With the time limit of 6 pm approaching quickly it became apparent that most boat would not finish within the timeline. Having had a good day, but disappointed about not being able to finish we retired along with most of the fleet and motored to Campbell River.
We are hoping for more wind over the next few days.
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