It was very exciting to see some other TYs rigging up when I arrived. For Frou Frou and crew it would be the first time this season we have experienced head to head competition since the end of last season. Very exciting indeed. Our number dwindled by one as Jim and his crew discovered that Rostered Off had blown a mast related foopher (think that is the way you spell foopher) that prevented them from being able to sail safely so they didn’t even get wet.
The wind arrived just before the start to get us going in a chilly but pleasant 10 to 15 knots of southerly. Today the TYs had the pleasure of welcoming aboard 2 of our juniors. Nicholas crewing aboard Jay Kay III and Oscar crewing aboard Frou Frou. Doubly exciting aboard Frou Frou as it was It was Ian our new crew members birthday and we were welcoming back loyal crew member Alan from his recent trip abroad.
The duty crew guys set us a great course with a nice short starting line slightly favoring the boat end. Jay Kay III hit the line just ahead and to windward of Frou Frou closely followed by Serenity. The wind seemed fairly consistent up the first work although a little patchy. So boats staying in the breeze line would probably have had a slight advantage.
Its amazing how much you forget from one season to another.I suppose its inevitable that we would be a little rusty We were a little rusty.