|Ships of the Line|
What a fabulous day! The weather was fine and the forecast was good. We lined up for an anti clockwise rounding of Green via Hope Banks in beautiful sunshine and very little wind. Our start was within a minute of the gun, and with very little wind directly behind us we poled out for a run to the banks.
Dreamagic is settling into RQ Wags and each week we are improving. Most of the yachts here are old timers who race with the same crew doing the same jobs. They know the bay intimately and use the wind and tides to their advantage. We started with a Farr 1104 and an Adams 10. They had their spinnaker poles out just over the line and pulled about three boat lengths ahead of us by the time we had ours set. Once done, we all sat together for the 5 mile run to the mark. Had we been quicker at the pole we could have gained those lengths, that said our crew had NEVER set the pole before so a fantastic effort by Mani, Mark and Rob.
Parking was not the normal smooth event it usually is but we finally got her secured. Sorry that both Mani and Mark had to dash off but Rona produced cheese and biscuits, Rob serenaded us with his guitar and we finished the evening in true Dreamagic style.
Unfortunately not everyone had a great day. Dancing Lady, a boat berthed opposite us had collided with another yacht and snapped her rig. No one was hurt which was a blessing but the crew were in shock and looking very forlornly at a severely damaged boat.
|Rob, Rona, Mani|
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