Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buccaneer 18 North American Championships

Dave Johnson and Elayne Hunter sailing Swiper, Sail No. 5060

By Elayne Hunter, reporting from the Buccaneer 18 North American Championships

These Buc sailors are fun and eager to talk sailing, rigging, trimming and racing. We know you'd all be loving it. The bay is perfect with steady winds (12 knots today) and shelter from the chop. Upwind, downwind and back and forth in varying amounts for racing.

Our borrowed boat weighed in at 705 #s only 200 # excess weight (Jay we understand this can be a characteristic of the Glousters) and the line on the vang has broken in 2 races. Lots of adjustments and repairs and recoveries on the fly.

We'll be back with tales to tell of successes and challenges. Today people were talking about sailing 4 races and neither of us can remember more than 3. What's up with that?

The weather is just around 70°F.

Posted for Dave and Elayne by Paul Willing

Editor notes –
  • Steady 12 knot breeze and 70°F sounds very, very nice.
  • Looks like BNAC is using Sailwave for scoring, just like the ASC!

No comments: