KWRW 2012 - Day 2 Racing - Farr 400 Class

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Day 2 report from Emerson Smith sailing on Sled Shelhorse's Farr 400 MERIDIAN X...

Seeing the forecast for the remainder of the week, the race committee made the call to begin racing early on Tuesday, in hopes of getting in 3 races. The breeze was a bit lighter today, in the 10-15 knot range, but turned out to be plenty to allow 3 good races.
Similar to yesterdays racing, the fleet has remained very tight. RED has started to slowly separate themselves at the front of the fleet. The years they have spent racing together in competitive one-design fleets are coming in handy.

We had a bow, to bow finish with 403 in the first race yesterday, losing by a nose to fall to 4th. Race 2 of the day was marred by a bad spinnaker hoist, which dropped us to 5th. Race 3 of the day, went a bit better as we were leading around the first two marks. RED slowly reeled us in and passed us, while we hung on for 2nd.
All in all it was a great day of sailing. Everyone is definitely still on the steep slope of the learning curve. Weather for Wednesday looks light so cross your fingers for some breeze.