by Susan Backus Starr
What a difference a day makes! Race 3 was postponed for an hour waiting for the breeze (any breeze) to fill in. Southeast wind, very light, shifty and frequently painful. Too many position changes to track (plus I was down below for much of the the upwind legs). A big left shift on the second weather leg shuffled the leaders. PERFECT edged out TAZ for their second bullet.
With the 20 degree left shift settled in, the breeze increased to 7 - 8 knots for race 4. An I flag following the general recall kept the fleet in check. TAZ was first runner-up again with PROPER VILLAIN taking the gun.
The breeze held for race 5. However, the wind was not strong enough to overpower the music and beat from Lollapalooza in Grant Park. CONVERGENCE recovered from their OCS in race 4 to match PERFECT with 2 bullets.
While the fleet was on the water, CCYC was smoking Texas-worthy barbecue. Add a Chicago blues band and the party was complete!