Redwood Regatta at Trinidad, CaAugust 30 - 31
No shortage of wind at Big Lagoon this year. As the only Windmill we raced
in the HP Open with 10 other boats. The fleet was made up of snipes, a
thistle, I14, LaserII, C15, 29er, etc. Race 1 and 2 had us moderately
depowered for the beat and hiking hard all the way to the sand spit. A
basic windward leeward got 2 races out of the way. The 3rd was in building
wind and had Olivia and I a bit out of our comfort zone. They sent us on a
clockwise triangle which gave us a wonderful reach along the spit. If Dave
had been there he would have been screaming and yelling and throwing his
arms in the air!! We ate a snipe on this leg and it was yummy. At the end
of the day it was Thistle, Snipe, and us.

Sunday started out with a healthy breeze and FOG. The left side was
favored so you went to the spit on the left side and then followed it
right to find the mark. We had 50 feet in the fog, missed the mark, found
the weeds, and threw this one out. Some finished, some didn't. Fog then
cleared, wind up some more, and the big anticlockwise triangle with TWO
LONG WINDY reaching legs. Got to watch a spectacular capsize performed by
the I14, trapeze, spinnaker and all, right up close. We finished just as
the wind decided to get serious and ran straight for the beach. 25 to 30
with wall to wall white caps, knocked down our tent and blew our folding
chairs away. So glad to be off the water!

At the end of the day it was Thistle(third last year), Snipe(first last
year), and us(second last year). Next year all of you have to come to this
one or we will put a curse on you and all your children will be born

All the best, Michael and Olivia
PosBoatNameTotalRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5
1Michael and Olivia51(1)1(2)1(3)1(4)1(5)
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