09 May 2010

Vanquish First to Finish EDLU Race

Midshipmen Gillis, Nielsen, Reeves, Prahl, and CDR Gasiorek accept the awards for Best Elapsed time.

Vanquish sailing under storm trysail and number 4 jib

Saturday aboard Vanquish a a veritable world tour of sailing in a day.  The races started with a downpour of rain and thunder, turned into a light air beat, then a few hours of drifting in no wind, a short spinnaker run, followed by a beat into strong westerlies.  Top windspeed- 48 knots, and what a day to practice sailing under a storm try!

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