2012 Laser Atlantic Coast Championship: Sunday
Sunday was another light day and we were on the water a long while for just 2 races. At mid-day we got a bit of breeze and got one race in while the wind waned. I had a pretty terrible start and was just never able to get far in moving up.
With just minutes remaining before the time limit we started another race. Determined not to have another bad start, I worked my way up 1/3 of the way from the boat and took advantage of the line sag to get a front line start and quickly punched out. I worked my way out to the right lay line and rounded the top mark in 4th. I lost a boat each on the next two legs. As I rounded the mark to the final downwind leg I lost the main sheet from the blocks and ended up sailing a crippled, jury rigged boat the rest of the way around the course to salvage a 10th.
15-32-21-36-10 finishes put me in 22nd overall which kept me in the top half of the fleet. Eastern Yacht Club was beautiful as was Marblehead. Having heard about Marblehead from Sonar and Flying Scot sailors from my club for such a long time- I’m glad I made the trip.