Video of the SBYC 2019 Hot Rum Regatta race #3. Another fun day. There were two other J/70's sailing that day. We traded over the race. It was also a lesson in why the lines should be kept neet since we lost because of an assshole in the spinnaker halyard. We thought it was flaked.
The race had a reverse start. We were going to do a classic start on the outside and sail to the shore. The wind shifted to make the other side of the start line favored.
The wind was shifty, especially close to shore.
The wind was between 10 to 20 knots.
There is a trend of using continuous lines. I am not particularly fond of the continuous spinacker sheet. I think it makes it harder to keep the deck clean. But it is what it is.