Today was the day we had to get our boats through measurement. It is a fairly depressing thing to have to chop down your brand new sail not once but twice! On top of that there has been a big mess with sail numbers. Most of the people who have new sails ended up getting sail numbers from KA Sails, the country letters are a couple millimeters too small and too close together. I put all of the numbers on Bear's and my sails while he was out trying out his new gear ratio. To say I was a little stressed and worried by the time they got measured is an understatement. Somehow Simon Owen Smith claimed I looked like I was on vacation at a resort, strange....
Went for a sail myself this morning being the first boat on the water, got to line up against a couple of people and felt good about the boat.
Simon Payne i think got a kick out of how high i fly. Such a joy to get to fly, the thought of hiking hard and being stuck to the water might as well be a nightmare at this point.
I have stayed out of the big practice races that have been forming. There has been a couple of collisions and I have seen this type of chaos before at 49er events. There are lots of people who don't honor the starting line and it just causes frustration to people who do. I have had no interest in taking part in that sort of fiasco.
They have split the fleet into two for qualifying which is good news. The thought of 100 moths on a starting line seemed a little crazy but 40 something sounds like good fun.
Oh well probably should go to bed and get ready to just sit and wait tomorrow. Big winds are predicted for the practice race so I don't think they will even let us out of the harbor.