Friday Night Beer Can Race on Courageuse

On Friday, July 31, 2009, I headed out to crew with Evan, Glen and Brian on the 29 foot sailing vessel Courageuse. We raced around the North Bay from Fort Mason as part of the Golden Gate Yacht Club’s Friday Night Beer Can series. Nine boats were in attendance.

The breeze was about 15 knots that evening, with the fog moving predictably out of the west over the Golden Gate Bridge. The 29 foot Ericson performed well, as did Evan the Skipper/Tactition, Bryan and Glen who trimmed the jib. I was on the main, and watched for the occasional leward boat. We finished 5th out of 9 boats. It was a close race, with us moving in and out of contention for 4th with Mary Belle Bright, a Coronado. Race results.

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