Posted by: Libby | July 12, 2009

Recap of Long Distance Race 2

The second long distance race proved quite similar to the first: light air and blowing from the wrong direction, plenty of current and several boats retiring early.

Sleazy crosses the finish line in the second long distance race.

Sleazy crosses the finish line in the second long distance race.

The course took racers downstream to mark #60, outside the entrance to Martin Slough, and then back upriver.  Raven was race committee and shortened course to mark #73.  Mo-B-Dick, Barnestormer and Sleazy Dog were able to finish.  All other competitors retired.

Sleazy Dog finished at around 6:00 p.m. and shortly thereafter a lovely north wind filled in.  Had we all just sat on the hook through the light air, we could have had a downwind ride home!

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