Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Race the Cape

We are participating in Race the Cape, a 5 leg race around the Bras D'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, each leg is 25 - 35 mm long.  That can be a lifetime in sailing time.  The first day they called the race the at the first mark which was 5nm from the start. We started at 1100 hours and rounded the mark about 1700 hours which makes our speed less than 1nm an hour, quite painful at times.  We watched spinnakers deflate and just hang from the top of the mast like deflated balloons.  Unbelievably we managed to finish in third place in our division and get a prize, will wonders never cease!
The second evening we were in St. Peter's we went ashore to join a dock party and a Ceilah broke out.  The fiddler and the piper were pure Cape Breton, marvellous.