Cooling Down

 Indeed cooling down. Gone the nice hot days sailing in sandals and shirts…. Hello again thermal underwear, flees and Musto-coats!!!

 And there was wind. There was a LOT of wind… Sailing with Stan on the helm, Audrey on the bow and Berit at the 4th man position we are still learning, adapting and getting used to new positions and crew – so quite a challenge….

 

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Do you know there can be waves at the Braassem? 🙂

Yeah I’m smiling now…

 

Indeed we did not fly the spinnaker in the first race, we tried before the race and failed to jibe, so better safer than sorry (the water was cold and to be honest we had already too much water everywhere…)

Yet – 16th!!!!! Of 28!!!! It might have been a nightmare, but it was worth it!

 

Actually the wind even increased and as the committee was measuring gusts of 38 knots the race was paused. So hot tea and some soup in the club-house (I’m not going to write it helps motivation, because it does not – you really don’t want to go out any more). But going out we did and sailed two more races with slightly less wind, but with the spi, with battles and with everything else:

 

We broached, we didn’t panic and we were happy. J

 

And we were 14th after the first day… So full of enthusiasm (and other things that also were shouting for a drink) we did go and celebrate

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With the Sunday the second part of the cooling down started and thankfully there was less wind (not that my hands would have endured more 25 knots racing anymore).

More sunshine, but unfortunately less good results (we so have to work on lighter wind sailing…). But maybe we need sometimes a reminder to stay humble and not to forget the feeling how it is to become last…. (But I guess we could do without).

 

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 🙂 See you soon for the rest of the winter season!

 

 

 

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One Response to “Cooling Down”

  1. Stan sagt:

    Kewl, you’ve been busy for our weblog! Nice and thanks! Now, for some new adventures…. =;^)

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