You are right not a good day last Saturday. Part of the price we are paying for having my new rig turn up 6 weeks late, no on the water tuning time for the boat or me before racing which was obvious by our lack of speed upwind off the start line.looking at smooth criminals position before withdrawing the list would appear long.Quite right. I'm sure you're not interested in the specific reasons why that occurred in the earlier races e.g. small "IRC" rig (small main, small spinacker) as opposed to designed rig in latter part of seasonnow let's not cherry pick those resultsRange series 2007-2008 div 1 over the line "Smooth criminal"
Heat 6..DNS...MUST OF BEEN OVER 20KNOTS
looks like you were chasing some sterns at some stage Don
Heat 6. Yes it was breezy, and we were short on crew. SC is not a boat to race in close quarters, in breeze, without key permanent crew.
I'm still waiting for someone to tell me which Div 1 boat from last season can match race SC other than Bullistic
The PBO rigging has made a huge difference to SCs trim so we are kind of starting from scratch.
Some serious right hand wind shifts on the first leg (we were on the left) saw us way back.
Also, first race in breeze for our new female trimmers and foredecky.
Finally, the vang broke just after the 30kt squall hit while we were rounding the top mark which ended our day.
Not a good day result wise, but we now have a much better handle on the tune alterations required, and the girls now know not to stand when trimming the kite in breeze!!!!
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