Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 6

Today morning we woke up to a fairly sunny day and quickly rushed ourselves to the and only grociery store. We then drove to Pwllheli Sailing Club, where we split into 3 groups. Les went to get a rachet block and a little block for the outhaul. Mike made us lunch and eventually helped me out in rigging the boat for racing. Martin, David, and Peter helped us to fix our brand new rudder blade. Now we have a new rudder blade, new centerboard and decent sails.

The weather today was pretty good. There was a steady southern wind around 12 knots and the sea was fairly calm, without any big waves. We left shore at high tide and sailed to the course out in the open. Today we had four races. Today we felt much more comfortable with the starts. As in the pictures, almost every start we were at the top of the fleet. Later on during the course we have a problem beating up to the windward mark. We would usually catch up on the downwind leg.

Today was the last day of the UK Nationals. Overall we are 75th. Our goal was to not come in last. We're making many new friends. The Australians offered help in setting up our Mirror for the Worlds. After tonights awards ceremony everyone is invited to a nearby resort for swimming and relaxing.

Here are a few pictures from the race course and awards ceremony:

Tomorrow we are planning to go site seeing around the area as it is our day off. During the evening the ceremony for the Worlds will start. We will proudly carry our flag.


  1. Great going guys. We are all proud of you

    Pete Kaiser

  2. well done! keep up the hard work and you will do well in the Worlds. Your blog is great and it brings back memories of the 95 worlds in Wales and even the 97 worlds in Canada.

    Say a hello to some of the officials there from me... Lorne Bellamy, MSD and IMCA-CAN