Four boats braved the steep waves of the inlet to race the intended two laps course : Sea buoy to NC weather buoy and back. Wind well established from the East at 15 gusting to 20 kn. Swell was between 3 to 4 ft with the occasional 5ft. For the first time of the season TeeSou changed the genoa for the 100% blade with Likety split following shortly after. No change on the cruising boats as they were ready for condition favoring their size. Rough ride indeed to reach the first mark ( 1 hour for 3 miles for the first boat) as the gusts went one notch higher to 25kn . It was decided to shorten the race to one lap . Bohemian Blue retire from the race due to steering problem but was able to return home safely.
Run A Way
|Race 1||Aug 31st||Wind 15-25||3 to 4′ swell||Start at 11.45 am|
|Run A Way||182||135||135||6||3.03||116.80||1||estim.|