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Racing In The Solent - 11/14/2012

Image Source Sigma 38 Racing Why do we keep getting pulled into racing when really we are dreaming of cruising??  Because we keep meeting such gosh darn nice people that persuade us to join them, that's why. We spent Sunday crewing on a a Sigma 38. As jib and general trimmer to be exact. And it was a great day. Once again we learned tons by being on a new team on a new yacht design with a new set up.  And there's nothing like racing to usefully underline how critical knowing when and where the tide is .  Learning more about tides Wat ching the other boats pull a head (thanks to the effects of the t ide ) is both instructive and devastating. Watching them fall behind (for the same reason) is fantastic.  And all thi s underlining happens when you are far from shore, marinas and most other nasty stationary obstacles that crop with suc h regularity when you are cruising . My First Mate, being from the other side of the ...

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