First race of the season

At last I got out for the first race of the season last night. The wind was very light but I still managed to get the kite up and came a respectable 4th in the handicap fleet. Considering I completely messed the start up being last over the line, made a few mistakes and that I’m pretty new to the boat, I’m happy with that.

I always do a mental post race analysis  and it’s good to know where mistakes were made, plus there are plenty of things I need to practise such as roll tacks, tacking generally, starts and kite handling. There are a few tweaks incoming on the boat too.

I’m really liking the vareo and it having a kite means much more fun even in such light winds, downwind legs are fun too. I can’t wait for the next one and more wind.

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Mine is RS Vareo 239

Solo 3251

My Solo dinghy no. 3251 was fixed up by Chris Somner , she feels very solid now and looks lovely.

Edit 1st Sept 2016. Fond as I was of the boat she’s sold now and I’m back on lasers, for my next boat I’m thinking of an RS Vareo. Fast and fun downwind which is something that can get really tedious in single sail boats.

Edit: 18th Jan 2017. I have an RS Vareo now and took it for its first sail recently.