Next Up, Trans Puget

Another benefit race but more serious from the sound of it. We’ll give this one a try. Seems more like our kind of course than the windward, leeward thing that tests our stamina on the winches and spinnaker hoists. Hopefully the weather will hold and we will get the benefit of a decent day.

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  1. Turned out to be a much better day than forecast. No rain, sun even. Started out with a decent breeze that got us almost to the West Point buoy before it began to fade. We launched the AP cruising kite (currently our only kite) and watched the fleet roll past us as the breeze continued to lighten. This was looking bad for us. Kinetics needs a good 12 knots to sail anywhere close to her PHRF rating and with the little kite a long DDW run is deadly. We eventually parked just south of Meadow Point and spent 2 hours getting nowhere before retiring. Oh well, it was a beautiful day and we got to see a pod of Orcas up close as they headed south towards Seattle.

    The new A2 runner is going to be a very welcome addition to the sail inventory. The new main sail worked well in the light air as expected but for downwind we just need a real spinnaker.

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