On Wednesday, my uncle had his first twilight race on his 36i, Liberty, and Ron the new owner of Jessabbe did his first race.
The club totally screwed up our PHS ratings. Jessabbe last raced at 0.765 which was quite fair, but on Wednesday Jessabbe had 0.700. I suggested to the club that Liberty should start off with around 0.720, but we ended up with 0.670.
Jessabbe rounded the 1st mark and started pointed high to the 3rd mark rather than reaching to the 2nd before Ron realised his mistake. We lost the bottom 2 battens when we put the main up and raced with a flapping main.
The race was won by an Archambult 40RC that is entered into this years Sydney to Hobart. Liberty was just pipped at the post for the win, but the tower f***ed up giving us a 4th even though we were next to and clearly in front of the “second” placed yacht. Jessabbe came 6th, less than a minute after Arcadia.
If Ron hadn’t got lost and we didn’t loose the battens, it would have been a Jeanneau 1-2 and there would have been questions about the handicaps 😊