As we started setting up the course in what was predicted to be a typical westerly following the 25 knot winds of the previous day we were feeling too warm and noticed the wind turning to the south. We set up a short southerly course in a genteel 3-7 knot breeze and started about 10 boats in each fleet. After a shortened finish in the first race we made the course even shorter for the second as the wind dropped. Ultimately we shortened this race at the top mark on the second work where the fleet was closest to home and did not run the third race. Later in the afternoon a nice breeze came up but too late for us.
Lets hope for good wind for the last two races of this series.
Race 1: Stannage Sylvie - ‘Little Miss Persist’
Race 2: Sutherland Alistair - ‘Iron Buddah’
Race 1: Ian Alexander - ‘Big Dog’
Race 2: Jules Hall - ‘Disko Trooper’
This race also had the slowest average boat speed on record, for any of the GPS recorded races over the past 3 years at the DBSC!
“I’ve never seen less than 1 knot of average boat speed in DBSC GPS series over the 3 years we’ve done this.” - Brett Beyer