Saturday, January 06, 2007

2007 Icicle #1

There was a surprisingly strong turnout for the race today. We counted at least 25 boats competing and it wouldn't surprise me if there were 30 in total. If you like a hazy gray look to your day then you would have been smiling as the fog lifted around 11 and a 6-10 knots out of the northeast settled it. It is rare on a triangle course that two legs are hard on the wind but that was how the cookie crumbled. Overall, it was a great day on the water with Peter, Mike, Aaron, Doug, and I.

How did we do you ask? Well we didn't win, but only one boat passed us and we finished in the upper third of the spinnaker fleet. It was also the first time we kept the majority of J-105's and J-109's behind us. We may have done better had we started with the 155% not the 140% but I want to rotate the use a little bit to protect the #1 which is a bit fragile.

We used the R2 Asymmetric spinnaker and in hindsight we may have wanted to sail a little hotter angle than we did.

The top batten continued to hang-up on the backstay. I will cut 1/2 inch of the batten and see what happens...


Blogger Doug S said...

I had a ball and we ae getting better. Just will take time on the water. See you in 2 weeks.


9:03 PM  
Blogger ferdinand said...

Hi Bill,
I read in the First forum you used Farr templates for your keel.
Dit it make a big speed differece?
Is the new shape a lot different from the original keel? How to obtain the templates?
Thanks for your help.
I sail with my 36.7 in the Netherlands (EUROPE)

11:53 AM  
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