9.6 miles, 4:43:41 hrs
7.0 miles, 3:52:21 (Race Only)
Typical for the fall series with no or intermittent wind throughout the race. Caught up on the fast boats a couple of times, but the run from Bird Islet to the finish line was a drift rather than a race. At least I made it across the finish line within the 4 hr time limit for the race. Crossed the finish line 10th out of 10 boats.
Bowen Island Yacht Club Devil's Tankard Race #2
10.3 miles, 4:54:40 hrs
7.1 miles, 3:17:20 hrs (Race Only - 3:00:39 hrs corrected)
Starting to be typical for the the fall series of races with very light wind at the start. Got behind quickly and was still north of Passage Island with everyone else in the race round the island. Managed to catch 3 boats in the run north to the finish line. Crossed 8th out of 11
Published on September 27th, 2014 @ 10:27:00 , using 64 words, 11 views
September 2014 Dive for Debris - Deep Bay Cleanup
688 lbs of trash cleaned up off the bottom
30.7 miles, 07:18:05 hrs
Fantastic day out on the water sailing into the Strait of Georgia. Fantastic wind for most of the trip, although at times it was too much. On one tack the baby stay broke in the wind and I spent 20 minutes bouncing on the bow trying to salvage parts ... more fixing for next week. Great weather for the middle of September.
17.1 miles, 5:39:56 hours
9.7 miles, 3:17:54 hours, 3:01:11 corrected (Race Only)
As typical for a Bowen Race there was great wind from the north before the start with a forecast for light wind in the late morning. Just as the race was starting the wind on the left of the start line died and switched to the south. I was left watching the other 8 boats sailing over the start line. Took about 15 minutes to actually cross the start line and join the race. As soon as I was over I hoisted the spinnaker for the run into Cates Bay. Managed to almost catch the next to last boat in Cates Bay, but dropping the spinnaker in the water lost a lot of time. Had a decent run down to Bird Island and then hoisted the spinnaker for a wing on wing run to the finish. Crossed the line 9th out of 9 ... better than saying last. Still a great day out on the water for the middle of September