New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
New York Yacht Club | Newport, RI | Jun 15-16, 2013 | SRM VI (Swan 42) (Club Swan 42)
A very challenging regatta - first time this year in winds under 15 knots. Very shifty wind conditions. Though SRM showed moments of speed, much of the time we were caught on the wrong side of the course. Our starts were not up to our usual standard, and our upwind speed was below target much of the time with challenges with the mainsail trim. "Impetuous" had a very strong showing, and "Arethusa" and "Apparition" also did well. The only consolation was that we were able to beat "Daring". Our coach, James Lyne, was very good, but it was too little to late to make a material difference for this event.