Summerville Win

September 23, 2012 posted by admin

September 23, 2012

Well the Summerville turned out to be a crazy exciting race!  The morning opened up with some rain, but cleared off just before the race started.  It was already blowing 17 knots.  Woohoo!  Bring on the spinnaker run!  The course took us back and forth across Toronto’s skyline, giving us a nice long spinnaker run and a short two mile leg up wind to our final turning mark to the finish.  But where was the mark?  The rest of our fleet pressed on to weather while we kept searching for our turning mark…..?  “Wait” shouted Jen from the rail….”what’s that right there?” And there it was….our slightly deflated weather mark, hiding in the waves.  We tacked over and waved good bye to our competitors who were still working their way to weather.  The eagle eyes of our bow girl and the navigation assets of our fantastic tactitician Bill put us ahead of our competition finishing second over the line of all the racers and first in our division!  Awesome race guys!

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