Thanks to Paul Harteck for this cool Wet Wednesday video taken during a Wet Wednesday. Also check out this really cool article from Sailing World where two writers for the magazine hitch a suprise ride with the J/105, Repeat Offender, on a hitch hiker Wet Wednesday (it's worth the read). https://www.sailingworld.com/taken-for-ride/?OKeZtDbGBPX2smeu.03
The Farr 30, Menace, owned and helmed by William Daffron, finished 2nd at the 2019 Cal Race Week in the PHRF B division. 3 Big Dogs and Namaste also competed in the event with 3 Big Dogs grabbing 8th place in a highly competitive J/70 field. Check out full results online .
COASTWISE SPINNAKER COURSE: From the start line off Santa Barbara, leave the fixed mark H and Anacapa Island to port, leave the R2 Ventura entrance buoy to starboard, and finish in the Ventura Harbor entrance channel. The handicap length is 47 nm. A day on Jib & Tonic (while the sun never shone, the wind did not disappoint): Light breeze & up coast current to start, first [...]
The race was pretty normal for the N2E. Wind at the start was southwesterly, so close reach, getting lifted as the afternoon goes on. We set a chute late in the afternoon and kept it up through the finish, although peeled to the ¾-oz in the morning as the wind picked up. We did about five total jibes. In the N2E, it’s not unusual to do many jibes and several [...]
How far can a leeward boat luff a windward boat before and after the start? Get out your rule book and check out Rule 11, Rule 16.1, and Rule 17!