|Fort Monroe Sea Scouts|
This race had an unusual start. Boat start times were staggered at 2 minute intervals. Planned start was 10am, but was postponed 30 minutes waiting for more wind. Quo Vadis started at 1034, and Aventura started at 1038. This was a simple clockwise circle around Hampton bar. With 7 kts E wind, we were able to maintain 4 kts COG on the first down wind leg. But as usual, we were much slower than the others. By the time we had come around the course, it was almost 2 pm, and we were now working against a 2 kt current in front of Ft Wool. After 4 tacks, we had only made about 1/4 mile progress, so at 2:30 we retired; more than hour behind the leaders. But everyone had a great time. Afterward we watched a canoeing video, planned our campout menu, and had ice cream.