Wednesday Nights off to a Start
It feels like we're almost halfway through the summer but Wednesday Nights are just beginning! Between hot no-wind days and rain, there have been few gorgeous sunny summer nights on the bay. But one of the first few weeks of Wickford Yacht Club's summer beercan racing series provided a rather beautiful sunny evening with a westerly breeze. I was onboard the family Nonsuch 30, Papa, and captured some of the action!
We gambled up the right side of the course, taking our chance with the right-hand wind shifts coming down, while the rest of our fleet banked left. Starboard roundings and a sweeping current made for a tricky rounding at the windward mark while several of us had to tack or double-tack to make layline. A strong chase downwind and a last-ditch effort to overtake third place on the last beat, and we finished fourth overall.
Hopefully we'll have some of those stellar golden evenings on the bay before long!
See the full gallery at catebrownphoto.com under Wednesday Night Racing 2015, more photos to come!