Just thought I would post my final comments on this years Ensenada race. Linstar placed 3rd in class and about 25th overall.
Good times, well be back next year.
Like I said in my first forecast this is not going to be for the faint of heart, lets get hammered run. This is game on baby!
Notes from a weather service:
Although I will keep my eyes open for ways to sail away from the beach and to the inside of the predicted lift. This will be difficult to get right and could last until 2:00 PM. If you notice a rival tack offshore onto port tack keep an eye on them as best as you can. If they tack back onto starboard and look like they passed you, then we have headaches. Our choice will be to dig in and take their stern our keep pushing forward and hope to keep our inside leverage. If this happens to me I will lean towards keeping my inside leverage and not be a happy camper, pissing and moaning the whole time. Trying to keep in mind I have lost this race more times by giving the inside away.
Buy 5:00 PM we should have 15 knots and on our way. Between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM 16 knots is predicted and after 12:00 AM 20++. Its looking like the breeze will drop close to the finish line to 12-14 Knots.