Summer is gone but the boat is back in action. We did one event in June, the 3-Bouy Fiasco. It pretty much was. We were looking good for a while and then sailed into a hole at West Point and got hammered by the current putting us out of the running. It was nice to get back out and the boat sailed very well with the newly finished bottom and repaired rudder. The helm was light to the touch and the boat just felt a little faster. It has to be after all the work right?
I’ve decided to finally commit to do a Round The County. Pretty excited about it. It has taken a long, long time to get the boat into the shape it needed to be to do this kind of race. There are still a few things left but the crew is leaning into it and helping me get things done that I would just not be able to do without them. We now have a nice second spin halyard, tether pad eyes in the cockpit, tested and rigged Life Sling, a new #1 genoa on order and a several other nice things on schedule for the race. I expect this to be a good learning experience as I’ve not been able to spend any time in the San Jauns since bringing the boat to Seattle almost 5 years ago. About friggin’ time.
Stay tuned for a nice write up with, hopefully, some nice pics. Here is one of the boat getting ready to go back in after the new bottom and rudder repair at CSR earlier in the year.