The Friday afternoon race at Balmain Yacht Club is a good time to practice boat handling skills and sail setting. The small fleet and pursuit format means we can concentrate on sail trim and boat handling.
Today the winds were under ten knots which seems to be our sweet spot. We set the halyards a little softer so the flow was further back in the sails and on reaches sheeted the genoa to the rail. These small changes seemed to work and I estimate we sailed to around a rating of 1.07 similar to Wednesday.
The rain held off for the afternoon and only a light drizzle appeared after we crossed the finish line.
It was another good practice day and a pleasing result but we did not get the forecast stronger winds that we need for stronger wind practice.

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