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Today's Distance Resources

Today was again JAPSDIP, with winds from the South at 10 knots in the beginning and dropping somewhat and backing a bit to SSE as the race went on.  We used the big, mostly virtual, nine nm triangle, going around it counterclockwise.  It was a pursuit race, with the slower boats starting early and the faster ones later. 

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Today's Buoy Races

Today was JASDIP (minus), with the minus possible due to the pretty strong breeze.  The forecast was for fairly light wind, but the reality was 15 – 18 knots from the NW over the racing period, as recorded by NOAA’s instruments on the pier.  I set up a fairly small triangle and called for sailing a triangle plus a windward-leeward, marks to port.

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Today's Buoy Races

Today was an interesting day, to say the least, but not JAPSDIP.  Eight boats came out including Bob Jensen in his brand-new-to-him Olson 30, Lulu.  The rigging looks almost exactly as George Olson built it, with very few modifications.  I have been looking at it for the past week or so, trying to remember how mine was rigged 30 years ago.  It’s nice to seen another one of the great boats here in Venice.
 

 

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