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Sunday, January 26, 2014

RG-65; TRYC Points Regatta on January 25, 2014

Sailed RG-65's in extremely light winds yesterday. Lesson learned; I borrowed Eric's DragonForce while finishing up a Blue Splash, and even with good sails, a stock DragonForce is pretty hopeless in light air against high-aspect, swing rigs. Not a surprise really, but a confirmation. Several DragonForce's are showing leakage in the rudder assembly area, whether this a congenital problem, or just a minor one affecting a few boats remains to be seen.

Anyhow, I left after two races, which took nearly two-and-a-half hours in the prevailing conditions. Roo and I should be ready with our swing rig Blue Splashes next time around, and hope to do better!

Note the mast rake here on Eric's new boat...

...and a short video showing the light conditions.

There was a good turn out, and it seems that the RG-65 fleet at TRYC will be drawing 10 or skippers per points regatta, which should lead to a healthy and competitive fleet!

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