Taxi Dancer had a rough go at Yachting Cup with several gear failures including Mr. Boom
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Average White Boat is in second behind Brun and Lounge Act in third in the hot Meleges 24 Class Skian Dhu is in third in the Farr 40 Class. Bring it on today!!
Isnt that exactly where it failed a couple of years ago When Max was driving ?
Was he on board this time ????
Nope, Max wasn't there. Nobody's fault - (well maybe the monkey's...) I think it was best described by Tony that a using repaired boom is like recycling condoms, might seem like a good idea at the time - but inevitably disaster's going to strike.
We had what started out as a great first race, by the time we rounded the leeward mark we had conservatively a two minute lead on corrected time. Unfortunately, the headboard sheered on the main after coming down hard on a wave. By the time we jury rigged the main and got it back up the best we could do was finish. Then on the second race at about 1:40 to the gun, a little vang was added and the boom gave out. (the boom repair kit didn't work well either - see pic.)
It was a real bummer, the crew Tom had put together were working well together and the conditions were perfect for Taxi. We all made the best of it the rest of the weekend ponying up to the bar and hot tubbing...