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Otters

Written by:martin
Published on December 1st, 2013 @ 17:03:00 , using 25 words, 4158 views
Posted in Bowen

Otters having fun in a skiff

Otters
Otters having fun in a skiff

Otters
Otters having fun in a skiff

Otters
Otters having fun in a skiff

Devils Tankard #4

Written by:martin
Published on October 20th, 2013 @ 13:30:00 , using 182 words, 63 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic, Races

4.7 miles, 2:35:32 hours (2:21:47 corrected) - Race Only

Very light wind apart from down by Passage Island where the spinnaker ripped when the wind shifted 180 degrees. Finished 8th out of 8. Was a nice day or a sail, but could have done with a lot more wind. The course was shortened so we actually were able to finish. Came 7th out of 8th.

Devils Tankard #4
Devils Tankard #49.5 miles, 4:41:22 hours4.7 miles, 2:35:32 hours (2:21:47 corrected) - Race OnlyVery light wind apart from down by Passage Island where the spinnaker ripped when the wind shifted 180 degrees. Finished 8th out of 8. Was a nice day or a sail, but could have done with a lot more wind. The course was shortened so we actually were able to finish. Came 7th out of 8th.

Devils Tankard #4 - Race Only
Devils Tankard #44.7 miles, 2:35:32 hours (2:21:47 corrected) - Race OnlyVery light wind apart from down by Passage Island where the spinnaker ripped when the wind shifted 180 degrees. Finished 8th out of 8. Was a nice day or a sail, but could have done with a lot more wind. The course was shortened so we actually were able to finish. Came 7th out of 8 boats.

Devils Tankard #3

Written by:martin
Published on October 6th, 2013 @ 14:45:00 , using 202 words, 59 views
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic, Races

14.5 miles, 5:33:08 hours

9.1 miles, 4:00:00 hours Race Only

Devils Tankard Race #3. Good wind at the start heading north, but quickly dropped of and making the windward mark was a struggle. Made it round Bird Island and headed home crossed the finish line about 16 minutes after the time limit for a DNF, but at least I finished.

Devils Tankard #3 - Race Only
9.1 miles, 4:00:00 hours Race OnlyDevils Tankard Race #3. Good wind at the start heading north, but quickly dropped of and making the windward mark was a struggle. Made it round Bird Island and headed home crossed the finish line about 16 minutes after the time limit for a DNF, but at least I finished.

Wing On Wing
Wing On Wing in the sound ... only way to get an asymmetric spinnaker running dead down wind

Holding My Own
Holding my own just after the start although not for long

Start
Start of the race ... about to go into the wind shadow

Takaya
Takaya before the start

Devils Tankard #3
14.5 miles, 5:33:08 hours 9.1 miles, 4:00:00 hours Race OnlyDevils Tankard Race #3. Good wind at the start heading north, but quickly dropped of and making the windward mark was a struggle. Made it round Bird Island and headed home crossed the finish line about 16 minutes after the time limit for a DNF, but at least I finished.

Fraser Valley LightShip Race

Written by:martin
Published on October 5th, 2013 @ 17:39:00 , using 103 words, 55 views
Posted in Sailing, Races

42.4 miles, 8:39:03

21.1 miles, 3:33:26 hours (Race Only)

Fraser River Race on Wingaway. Short crew of 4 which made spinnaker handling interesting, but we were able to do it. Good wind at times made it a great race.

Fraser Valley Lighship
42.4 miles, 8:39:03 21.1 miles, 3:33:26 hours (Race Only) Fraser River Race on Wingaway. Short crew of 4 which made spinnaker handling interesting, but we were able to do it. Good wind at times made it a great race.

Fraser Valley Lightship - Race Only
21.1 miles, 3:33:26 hours (Race Only) Fraser River Race on Wingaway. Short crew of 4 which made spinnaker handling interesting, but we were able to do it. Good wind at times made it a great race.

Devi's Tankard Race 2

Written by:martin
Published on September 29th, 2013 @ 10:34:00 , using 133 words, 2479 views
Posted in Sailing, Races

13.1 miles, 4:05:06 hours

Race Only - 9.3 miles, 1:22:10 hours (1:23:11 corrected)

Wild 2nd race for the Devils Tankard. Winds were gusting at times to 35 knots. Good thing it was a fully crewed boat (Wingaway) as the average speed of the boat was 6.8 knots. Came in 2nd in the race.

Devil's Tankard Race #2
13.1 miles, 4:05:06 hoursRace Only - 9.3 miles, 1:22:10 hours (1:23:11 corrected)Wild 2nd race for the Devils Tankard. Winds were gusting at times to 35 knots. Good thing it was a fully crewed boat (Wingaway) as the average speed of the boat was 6.8 knots. Came in 2nd in the race.

Devils Tankard Race #2 - Race Only
9.3 miles, 1:22:10 hours (1:23:11 corrected)Wild 2nd race for the Devils Tankard. Winds were gusting at times to 35 knots. Good thing it was a fully crewed boat (Wingaway) as the average speed of the boat was 6.8 knots. Came in 2nd in the race.

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