Jul 062011
 

We had a wonderful start in nice weather. The sailing conditions were the worst possible for Journeyman, with hysteric tacking in narrow waters. Our permanent inner forestay is of course a serious drawback in these conditions. So we finished last as expected. But the comment made by the winning classic, a 20 meter¬† “95” that was just behind us, made me very happy. Basically they were extremely surprised that they were unable to pass us, despite the fact that they had absolute perfect conditions for their boat type, and we had everything against us.

So at 21.10 tonight we start from fresh again! We totally expect to finish last in class this time too, but at least now we will be on the open sea and a little bit more at home ;-) …