I crewed on Denali for the Marblehead to Halifax Race and what a fast ride it was. We were 4th over the line out of a fleet of 89 boats and had a finish time just under 36 hours. Unfortunately, our killer rating knocked us down to 12th place in IRC.
The three boats in front of us beat the 1989 record of 33:29 set by Starlight Express in a Santa Cruz 70. Bella PITA shattered the record with a time of 30:46. Canada's own Valkyrie had a time of 31:50 and corrected over Bella PITA for first place.
Another prep race for me on Denali for Marblehead to Halifax race. Wind was a little lite but we managed to take a 2nd with 17 characters on board and our skipper MIA. Juddy on Africa squeezed out a first by correcting over us by 30 seconds
Little bit of a wet ride today but at least it happened at the fourth day of Extreme Sailing Act 4 in Boston. I got on the boat for the seventh race (Day 4) and they ended up sending everybody in for an hour while a front passed through. The rain part of the front stayed. Breeze was very lite but still a nice ride. Typical Boston harbor wind conditions. You never know what it's going to do.