16.9 miles, 6:32:21 hrs
8.4 miles, 3:08:55 hrs (2:55:23 hrs corrected) - Race Only
Eagle Harbour Singlehanded Race which proved to be a classic Howe Sound race with the wind disappearing on the trip to Eagle Harbour and just before the start. On the trip to Eagle Harbour the current pushed me backwards as I tried to sail past Bird Island. This resulted in taking 32 minutes to cross the start line as we drifted backwards after the gun went off. The wind picked up in patches to make it a race after all. There still wasn't enough wind to complete a full twice around the course, but we looped round Bird Island. Great BBQ at the club house. Finished 3rd out of 3 in division B and 6th out of 8 in the entire race. Fantastic summer day racing.
23.2 miles, 4:29:28 hrs
19.0 miles, 3:41:03 hours (about 3:25 corrected) - Race Only
Great day out on the water clocking the fastest time Round Bowen for the Ecliptic. Took Agnieszka, Sean and Suzan as crew and we all performed well averaging 5.16 knots for the race ... not bad for an old slow boat. Didn't even have a chance to raise the spinnaker since we were averaging 7 knots south of Bowen just with the jib and main. Now I just need to fix the boat as we took on about 100 gallons of water from some leak, broke the baby stay and the radar reflector ... but it is an old boat.
The entire weekend of sailing for the Single Handed Race 85.5 miles, 21:31:36 hours
Not too much wind as usual for the trip to Nanaimo (red) 42.9 miles, 12:57:00 (27 miles, 8:24:00 hours race only) resulting in a DNF (Did Not Finish) which is becoming a pattern for the race. It did make the start interesting with everyone drifting over the start line, then drifting around Cape Roger Curtis and having the wind completely die at the finish line.
The trip home (blue) 42.6 miles, 8:34:36 hours (31 miles, 5:55:43 hrs race only) was much better with great wind for most of the trip resulting in hitting 7 knots over ground for the run into the finish. All in all a fantastic weekend
8.9 miles, 3:26:48 hours including a 40 minute stop over at Race Rocks to clean off the crud off the bottom of the boat. Great wind on the way back resulted in about 6 knots heading back to Snug Cove. The boat "felt" faster and is ready for the race this weekend.
13.1 miles, 3:44:19 hrs
Wonderful Saturday afternoon sail out although there was a "slight" problem setting the spinnaker. Saw a few cruise ships. Summer is here!