At least that’s what the forecast said. But it turned out to be beautiful in Vancouver, and a great day to be on the water sailing with Ed, Mary, Mariana, and Alex.
Passing underneath the Burrard Street Bridge
Morning coffee with whiskey and kahlua to get us into racing spirits!
Mariana looking stoked for a sailing race with Ed!
After messing around with a spinnaker repair, we realized that we were behind schedule getting to the start line. We were still in a decent position for crossing the line here.
Mary on the foredeck. She wears a pfd now, after nearly falling into the ocean a few races ago.
Racing can be hard work sometimes. But not when there’s no wind and only sunshine. We tried sailing with our spinnaker on this downwind leg, but with the wind off our beam it didn’t work for too long. And then we switched over to just the Genoa and main, and then the asymmetrical and the main, and then back to the jib and the main. Meanwhile, we had only moved about a hundred metres.
Alex likes his sunny November days on the water.
But we must have been doing something right, as we gained on Sea Weasel and eventually passed them near the end of the downwind leg. We lost our lead on them again on the upwind leg, but with the handicaps (our boat is slower and thus gets more of a time correction), I think we placed ahead of them.
Again, racing is hardwork, especially when it means lying down on the leeward side to heel the boat over.
Salus rounding the downwind mark.
More photos from a great day on the water!