Race Report


J Daze

Cabo Trip 2008

was the first race for Tango the J/133 under it’s new owner Roy Jones,
the boat recently sailed Transpac double handed winning the "Ancient
Mariner" Trophy for the oldest average crew. The boat was launched
in 2006 specifically setup for double handed sailing.

Start 12:00pm 3/28/2008

We had a very nice start, leading our fleet down the coast in a drag race
with the j/145 "bad pak". After several minutes on starboard
we tacked on to port and got headed behind the rest of the fleet. We made
the call to tack on to starboard and head down the course opposed to following
the fleet straight west. This move proved to be VERY successful, we were
ahead of the j/125, several santa cruz 50s and leading the majority of
our fleet at midnight. During the evening hours we put up our 3A spinnaker
and staysail getting the boat moving consistently above 9 knots, the correct
sail for the conditions. Very early in the morning we switched to the
4A as the wind moved aft, we were sailing rhumb line down the course ahead
of our fleet boat for boat.