The new season is in full swing. I usually post my racing foibles here, because I'm just not enough of a hard-core racer to post in the main SA forum and even the CA denizens do a little racing.
As usual, we stink out loud.
This is a result of having a nearly all-new, newb crew every damn year. Things do seem a little different (and for the better!) this year.
The crew overall, is more experienced and definitely more dedicated. We actually practice. People show up regularly, and on time. People are talking and working together.
We are consistently improving. We closed an 11 minute gap (corrected time) to a 3 minute gap.
For all of these things, I am grateful and excited.
Our competition is very stiff:
2, S2 9.1's
...against my Pearson 30. Due to declining participation, Spin C & B have been consolidated at my little club.
From what I saw, all of these guys are flying high tech sails and have shiny, clean bottoms. Many of them also have long standing, regular crew.
I will be doing some recreational cruising around the Chesapeake as well. I plan to visit Smith Island, Tangier Island (before they're gone!) and sail into the Atlantic in August.
I've already put in my vacation time. Hopefully, we'll hold the 2nd annual Cruising Anarchy Rendezvous as well.
So, whatcha got?