Aug 20 2004
The yacht Mystere was out on the water again last night with the usual crew (plus Brooky).
And what a race it was! Following a good first leg we rounded the mark (almost leaving the rigging attached to the mark!), hoisted the spinaker and really started fly. About half-way down the second leg we had to do a spinaker gyb and, as per usual, we managed to fluff it up. Dave couldn’t get the pole back on the mast track and we got the spinaker wrapped around the forestay.
Dispite the spinaker antics and once or twice almost lying the boat flat we managed to finish second on the water (in a race of two boats!) but managed to klinch victory on handicap.
As a result, Mystere is now in first place, three points clear, on the Summer Series of races with one race to go.
Can this young crew win the series? Only time will tell!