Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Thistles are fun in 20+ knots

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It’s been a wet and windy start to the race season: with winds over 20 knots we got 1160 (our sail number) up to 12.1 knots boat speed, planing like crazy and throwing such much water up it was hard to see.

Starting to plane…

One of our fleet’s best sailors dumps just behind us as we approach the leeward mark and start to douse the ‘chute.

Rounding the leeward mark

Thanks to Bruce Sherman for the photos.

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Written by nealfreeland

May 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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