New York Yacht Club Queen's Cup

New York Yacht Club | Newport, RI | Aug 02, 2014 | SRM IV (J/125) (J125)

9th (out of 16)



In Class

(out of 16)

Not SRM's best outing. We were in the top 3 going into the last mark when the breeze picked up to over 20 knots. We had a long upwind leg ahead of us with only a Heavy Jib. Forecast was for much lighter breeze, so we did not bring the #3, and we were too short handed to change to the #2. During the last leg, approximately six boats ended up correcting ahead of us. Lesson learned - don't trust the forecast.