Monday, 8 March 2010

A sailing surprise

We had a strenuous sail on Saturday, in around 20 knots of wind and a very lumpy sea. We took part in a race for a change, and surprised ourselves with the result. We came second in Division 2 on handicap, and that gave us second over all for the whole fleet! We were amazed, as we didn't think we'd done that well. We expect to get good results in light winds, but in heavy weather we don't go as well as the Noelex 22s and don't expect to be among the winners. It's nice to know that the handicap system works and equalises boats with different capabilities.

We spent a few hours on Sunday repairing some damage to timber and paint, as the conditions had caused some damage. Now we may have to race again!

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