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Old 04-21-2008, 03:40 PM   #15
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Jason is now back in the Gennaker A class after I gave him lots of grief this weekend. Also, wind predictions are looking promising with 15 knots at start of race. The BBQ grill has been cleaned and made ready ;-)
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:49 PM   #17
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The BBQ grill has been cleaned and made ready ;-)
Now that is supreme confidence, Trim--grilling while racing under gennaker!!!
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Grillmaster reporting for duty SIR!
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #19
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The whole grilling while racing thing started back in the early 90s during the Newport to Ensenada race. We were crewing for a friend on his Islander 36 which was kinda slow. We were passed by this boat that was grilling up a storm of smoke that smelled really good. The person in charge of food on our boat didn't bring anything but cold cuts and all we could think about was how nice it would be to have a grill with steaks cooking.

Ever since, we make a effort to grill-up some smoke generating Rib-eyes.
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Those rib-eyes do set out the smoke! Are you sure it is not a plan of distraction against the competition?....lol
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Well, the Newport to Ensenada was another bust this year. The weather liars predicted 25-30 knots of wind. When our class started the race, we had 2.5 knots and we drifted across the line. Seven hours later at around 8:20PM, we were only 35 miles from the start and that was only because we had 2 hours of sun downer winds. The rest of the time we struggled to keep the gennaker out of the water.

After grilling our rib-eyes, we packed the shout and motored to Catalina for an early morning T-time.
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But, did you get there ahead of "him"?
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:10 PM   #23
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Nope...Jason's boat is less than half our displacement. In 2 knots of breeze we sat there watching him pull away. When we did have wind, we would make lots of ground on him but never enough to catch him. I would estimate that the average wind speed for the first 8 hours was only 4-5 knots...our gennaker needs 6 knots to stay full.

In light air, he can sail circles around us without a doubt and I'll have to live with the friendly bashing until we can get a club race on a windy day.

Voloce' on the horizon ahead of us.

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Team Trim manning the bean bags on deck...very serious race team!

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One of my crew just sent me this photo...I think it sums up the conditions.

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