Hollender race

 

 

I signed up for my first short handed race in the shorthand class of the Hollender race.

I signed up single handed but then my brother Kristoffer joined me.

We did well in the start with very little wind, but then we did an error , we were to far out from the shore and the boats that went more inshore picked up a little bit more wind so we were doomed.

After many hours and when the upwind trim didnt work this time eighther we decided to brake.

Another frustrating race.

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Færder Race 2014


The Færder race was interesting with spinakker start and spi all the way to Tristeinene. The weather forecast was nice but in the night the wind should increase to almost 30 knots. I was going into a state of survival mode from before the start i must admit. I was determent to bring the boat and crew through the coming night with hours of upwind sailing in 30 knots wind. The reach down to Tristeinene went pretty well and we were in a good posision after rounding but then we wwent down the drain. it was immensly hard to keep the boat in a god groove and theere was also waves and a strong curent agianst us. I did not dare to go deep enough into the archipelago. I did not want yet another grounding. The survival mode did not do any good to our results though but we survived with only minor damage to the mainsail. Many other boats were not that lucky.

 

 

Skagen Race

 

The 2014 Skage race was wonderful though we didnt make a good race. We had upwind problems in the start which destroid our chances. But the reach down to the last mark before the last leg was good. Our spi-legg from there was ok but i think we could have pressed on more.

 

Back Home

 

Finally the boat is on the water and we are sailing her back home to Tønsberg.

We have doen a lot of extra work besides the repairs. Changed rudder bearings, new autopilot and plotter.

The engine was sanblasted and painted, the keel was profiled. Thousends of little details fixed.

Work in Progress

The work on the boat is slowly progressing and by now the hull is fixed and better then before.

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The keel is sand blasted and ready for epoxy and filler

 

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