Saturday, 9 March 2013

DL Harbour 9th March - MORE KICKER!

16-18kts in the Harbour today. Haven't been out for about 6 weeks and was well rusty.....:(
The easterly was a bit gusty over the pier but otherwise fast and furious. At 20kts the main leech started to vibrate. More kicker sorted that and pushed the boat to 22kts...it needed more but was block to block - more boat work called for!
Shrouds set about 2mm longer to try to give me a little more room to gybe under the boom. That really had a massive effect on the boat trim and pushed the bow right down so I had to trim the rudder right back.
It's hard to know what is fast without other boats!