|So if you sat down in front of the computer, steaming cup
of coffee (or whatever your tasty beverage of choice may be) in hand,
clicked any one of the various links to get to this page, leaned back in
your chair, anticipating another exciting tack-by-tack race report with jaw
dropping, spine tingling, mind gripping details, brace yourself because here
There was no wind today. There's your report.
The wind has not been our friend for 3 straight Shackleton races now,
dating back to last year. Not sure what we did to make enemies, but whatever
it is, we are truly sorry. SURELY we have paid our dues by now and the wind
gods will smile on us for the remainder of this series. Please?
At the very least it WAS a nice day to be out on the water. And it was
nice to see some new boats and faces, and some old boats and faces return.
And alas, a couple of boats have already established a commanding point
lead. That's okay, as everyone knows, we stopped counting Maniac
years ago. And Andre? With a 6' draft on that San Juan 34 and no depthfinder,
there are some that will predict a grounding or two. Seriously, thank you
everyone for putting up with Race 1. Race 2 will be better. Please?
RACE 1 RESULTS