Report and Results from Robert Deaves
I’ve taken my bucket and spade and gone home ….
See pics … fuck off and leave me alone
The forecast said 18–25 and that’s what we got . The good thing about our course is that is 2-3 miles from land so we get the waves. Which is cool .
But FFS do you think I could buy a start at this regatta … nah . But race 1 I was able to escape right which I thought would be favoured and it was… she was on at the top mark as guy rolled in to windward at the bearaway mark … dodging upside down boats at marks became a regular hazard today. Sending it down the waves was fun and even when you had a bit on with the odd big roller wave it was all controllable . The beats upwind were a grind out and in a classic hull vs fantasticas there is little fun to be had as you can’t do anything about their speed edge in those conditions. But I ground out the day .
Contradiction time – race 2 , 1st downwind I caught a 25-30 knt gust and flew off this monster wave … not a lot of control there just kept it upright as it landed in the trough of the wave then it buried the nose in the next wave … faark I said .
Race 2 went the wrong side ( right ) of the first best and was up against it then .
Master slug out today between Marc , Maire and self with honours possible shared .
48th and 60 th to leave me 53rd.
Much better day for Andy and Josh with Andy winning race 2 and both top ten today . Andy up to 4th now with a very solid regatta .
Early start today had us back on shore about 2pm so time to sit in the sun and have Miguel bring me a beer .. then it might be nap time
Well hasn’t been a great start as I sit here in my wet gear waiting for the postponement flag to come down. Was sitting in the sunbut even that’s disappeared 👻!!! Woke up to a toothache … right i said time to sort that shit out …down early to the boat and dump my gear and off to fine a local denist. Walk in and they say sure wait 10 mins . In I’m ushered to the murder house as we used to call it as kids . Juan says si si I fix …. has all the latest gear and X-rays .. root canal he says … fk I say there’s an hour and a million euros done i think .. nope …15 mins and 100 euro and we are done . Juan you are a legend … he says that I might need some pain killers later … I assured him that a FinnMaster is a walk chemist !!!
Ahh the sun has come out and the postponement flag is still up … might be siesta time … baguettes here are good but nothing like the La Rochelle ones Karl and Dave .
Post sailing continuation •
Waahhh … what a cluster fk !!! Went out expecting 10-14 knots and got 3-6 in both races …. so had the wrong sail up so had no height or speed up wind – Santa Maria !
54 and 58 to drop 13 places to 53rd
We were out on the water for 6 hours for 2 x 50 min races … the happiest part of the day was the tow back with the boys … got back to the dock at 630 pm … and we have a 11am start tomorrow.
Should have read the signs with the root canal and gone back to 🛏
Fk a duck 🦆