When only the wind matters

Calm sea and light wind.  Not exactly the best condition for a race.  Add rain at intervals and you have frustrated skippers trying to find the best position to move faster ahead before the wind disappears next.

I forgot how exhilarating a race can be when the conditions are favourable.  The smell of salt water, the wind blowing and the boat tilting just enough to propel it forward at optimal speed.  Awesome.  Thank you, Fortissimo 8, for reminding me.  A cool skipper with loads of experience and a quirky character, an interesting group of people as part of the crew and a dash of sea sickness, just for the heck of it.  Because I needed to have that extra drama to make it a little more memorable.  Hah.

Looks like she’s still in the lead in her class, here’s to breaking last year’s jinx and making it all the way to the last race on top. 頑張れよ。

I wished I could have stayed on until the last leg to Langkawi, but 26 hours of sail time will have to do for now.


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