Freeman Cup

August 3, 2012 posted by admin

August 3, 2012
Wednesday night we went to battle on Xoomer Xpress for the lYRA Freeman Cup.  It’s a 74 nautical mile race going from Oswego to Galloo Island near Kingston Ontario, then out to the local ODAS mark and back to Oswego.  Through the night the wind built up to 15-17 knots and continued to clock from about 225 degrees to 310 degrees.  We had a fantastic kite ride to Galloo Island only for the wind to land, directly as forecast, on the nose for our westing to the ODAS mark.  Then when we turned South East to the finish line we were able to get our kite up again for the ride home!  What a treat to have most of the race under spinnaker!  We still don’t know how we did as the posted results have us listed in the PHRF division, rather than in our correct IRC division.  As soon as they’re up I’ll let you know.  Course racing for LYRA starts tomorrow!

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