2 regattas at lake Slapy
At the end of August we participated on two regattas at lake Slapy.
Major regatta is called Truc regatta taking place in Modra lodenice, which is our home marina.
The event is so popular, that there were 77 boats at the starting line.
We did really well at the start at 1:30 pm, even there was a wind for 20mins after the start. But then the wind disappeared.
The race was a carousel around two buyoas and back to the finish line.
At the first buoy we were between first 20 boats, but we did bad decision to turn very soon, so we had to give right away to the other boats and suddenly we were last boat turning the point.
On the back wind we did really well, went over at least 15 boats but same mistake happened at the second turning point.
At the finish line we were 72/77 :/. In our category we were last but one.
This time we did the worst job ever. The heavy cruiser does not move when there is no wind, but the we could have better strategy.
The second race had better windy conditions, around 3-4 knots :)
The path was double than the first one.
Out of 39 boats we ended on 32nd position, but 9/11 from the category :/
The conclusion is that there cannot be anything wrong with the hands, but the boat is not boat for regattas :)
The truth is that the keel is too short, having T shape, so it does not go well agains the wind.