That was the nature of the racing on this warm Saturday in late February for the 7 boats out sailing for the day. We waited to rig because of no wind and no visibility. By 12:45, the fog had lifted some and the breeze came up.
|Welcome Back Andy. Looking great!|
|Stu, Scott and Andy discussing tactics?|
|Weather on the smart phone.|
|Fog- where is the top of the bridge?|
|Fogs lifted- rigging time|
Marks were set for the first race with wind 5 or so and we could see the marks--so far. As the wind picked up just a bit the fog rolled in again so it was anyone's guess where the marks were.
|Bob and Angie getting ready for the start|
|Searching for the marks in the fog|
|Nice breeze came up. You can see the mark now.|
|Spinakers coming out of the fog|
|Plessners with the white spinaker|
|Found the mark and the finish|
|Fog horns going off as a boat was towing another in the nearby channel. They did not know what was emerging from the fog|
|Great race. The Kellys found the the finish first|
We had two good races and the wind had shifted. Optimistically we adjusted the course and eliminated the reach and tried another. Windward leward, twice around was the plan. Plan changed to 1 x around. The Plessners actually managed to finish without paddling.
|Hank and Bob found a little breeze|
|Adrift in fog|
|Where are the margaritas?|
|Wake me up when the wind comes in|
|Hank working hard|
|Beau and Dedee actually managed to finish the race without paddling.|