If you have visited my site in the last few days; you will notice that I have changed the look of the site.
Starting on friday, “Snow Lion” will participate in the New York Yacht Club Annual Spring Regatta. A frantic weekend of sailing that signals the beginning of the summer season for the NYYC. Friday’s race is around Conanicut Island (Jamestown) which features tides and wind changes; always a fun race. Saturday and Sunday are windward leeward courses likely off newport, wind allowing.
This is very different sailing to that of the transatlantic race. We will have plenty of time to shift gears before our June 29th start.
Saturday’s racing for us was outside, while the Classics sailed north of Gould Island. We had 8-12 knots from the WSW. windward-leeward courses. Occasionally exciting as we were on the same course with the much bigger, much faster boats, Above is an example, RAN is overtaking us going at least 15 knots, we are sailing 8.5 knots. Gauging crossings with boats that accelerate so quickly is almost impossible. Great sailing, the fleets leave no room for error.
Below our race committee, thanks for a great day on the water. Of course the dinner Saturday night under the tent at Harbour Court, is the social event of the weekend.