Its Getting Colder!Hamble Winter Series Race 5 Frank continues to race all winter, even when we have to clear the frost and ice from the deck! This week was the first of the cold weather with all the thermal base layers out along with our Rooster Crew Jackets. We had a bad start (called by me for some reason) but then went on to make a good recovery on the beat.
After a great downwind ride in 20 knots with our big kite up, we pulled up on the fleet only to have our halyard knot on the drop. Lessons learnt here are to check and coil the halyard, we normally tail all our ropes out the back of the boat before a race to get all the twists out but didn’t this week.Another lesson learnt was to put fuel in the tank to save a sail onto the fuel berth infront of the whole river!
Finishing 2nd impala we move up into 2nd overall now and 6th in the winter series.
All to play for over the following weeks in the winter series then onto the Frostbite and Spring