DittoDidn't do Chi-Mac, but I did learn a few things on BYC-Mac:
1. Never sail last year's race. You'll get your ass handed to you.
2. Always carry spare battens. Of the right size. Ghetto battens (two short battens taped together to make one of the necessary size) make fugly sail shapes.
3. I cannot douse a spinnaker by myself while reaching in 25kts of breeze.
4. Going upwind for 12 hours in big waves sucks, especially when 4 out of 9 people on board are incapacitated in one form or another.
5. Some racers can be dumbasses.. Like the ones who sail at night WITH NO RUNNING LIGHTS on (but their instrument lights were working)
6. A fast race is not always an easy race.
7. Bring boots next time.
8. The Island House is a pretty cool hotel. Especially when they upgrade your room to a suite after overbooking.
9. I, too, can survive on very little food. Beef tenderloin Saturday night...the only time the boat was stable enough to cook. After that it was Vernor's and fun size candy bars till Sunday night.
10. Ice cold, vacuum bagged sammiches are not very tasty.
11. VIP wristbands for free drinks at the rum party = the shit.
12. People will give you $ for your drink tickets.
13. I'm still too white to dance.
You guys would have done better in your Olson 30.5 knot faster would've made all the difference in the world.
Off doesn't work on black flies. In fact it's a kind of tarter sauce for the little bastards.
But not gotten there as fast.You guys would have done better in your Olson 30
Heh, we also had a choice quote. One night (in the fog) one of our crew said "I see two boats and a star above them".
Could be, or maybe that's just a GL70 with a masthead light.....
Sorry about that, dude. I'll work on those leaks this winter.On Shorthanded when on Stb tack sleeping in the aft berth, if they tack it then becomes the low side and water drips on your face.