The 3rd and final day of Southen Bay Race Week was 3 windward-leeward courses sailed to the south off of Ocean View. We had warmer conditions than past days and wind that hovered around 14 in the first race and went down to 8-10 by the last race.
Our first race didn’t start well- we fouled a boat before the start and after doing circles we were almost a minute late at the start. Upwind in the first part of the beat we made some good moves and caught back up with the fleet. The rest of the race went well and we were able to pull off a 5th.
The 2nd race of the day was a bit tougher on us and we had to settle for an 8th. In the final race of the day we had a great start, and got around the course, but couldn’t quite hang with the bigger boats that pulled away and put a few places between us.
In the end Sea Star and Voodoo 2 got just enough points on us in the final races to tie for 4th place, leaving us just one point behind in 6th. We came close and had a good race and definitely a fun time. Thanks Sam Mitchener for having me along. It was great sailing with you, Mark, Mayo, Bonnie, Melissa, Chris, Mike, Marie, & Jerry.