Monday, January 28, 2008

Another year done...

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr4LS9qylTw

So the racing is over. We took 5th overall in a very competitive fleet. However, as they say Cream Rises... and Tom Reese and Peter Katcha were undoubtedly the best on the course this week.

I have to thank the crew of Strategery - Craig, Scott, Dave, and Don. They really gave it their all this week. Scott gets the walking wounded award, having sprained/broken his finger during a mark rounding. On the last day of racing we blew apart the mainsheet system not once, but twice in the 20 knot breeze. Craig wins the MacGyver award for lashing it together so that we could keep on racing. Don did a great job trimming with the new system considering that he couldn't cleat the mainsheet. Dave kept his head in the racing, with his trimming allowing us to grind our way back from a poor start in the last race to a respectable 5th place finish. At one point we were at least 3/4 of a mile behind the fleet, so I was pretty pleased we were able to reel back some competitors.

That's all for now - hope you enjoyed the blog - sorry it wasn't as consistent as it could have been, but things got a bit busy down here.

2 comments:

tamijay said...

congratulations, y'all!

Tuff sailing, tuff fleet. I think y'all did really well!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Cliff. It sure was fun hanging out with you guys! See you next time...

Richard
Crew, Flight Simulator